53 days in Great Lakes Bay Region Itinerary

53 days in Great Lakes Bay Region Itinerary

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53 days in Great Lakes Bay Region Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + taxi:  8​h
— 52 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Seattle


Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Get some cultural insight at Thumb Octagon Barn and Curwood Castle. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Wobegon Trail and Dahlem - Jackson's Nature Place. Get out of town with these interesting Frankenmuth side-trips: Flint (Whaley House Museum & Saginaw St), Dearborn (Greenfield Village, The Henry Ford, & more) and Midland (Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens, Alden Dow Home and Studio, & more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Tawas Point Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Stahls Automotive Collection, immerse yourself in nature at Island Lake State Recreation Area, and look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Frankenmuth travel itinerary planner.

Seattle to Frankenmuth is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Frankenmuth can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Saginaw, Midland, Flint, Oscoda, Detroit
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Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse
Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse
Stahls Automotive Collection ©
Stahls Automotive Collection