Wheelin’ Around Motown & Southern Michigan

The Great Lakes region is known for its musical heritage and Michigan is no different. It is the home of the Motown sound, and the museum is open and ready for you to learn all about the history of this unique music which took the world by storm in the 1960s and 70s.

  • Michigan
  • 5 days/4 nights
  • Detroit
  • 302 miles / 483 km

Stages of the trip

  1. Arrive into Detroit

    Spend the day at the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, the Nation’s largest indoor-outdoor museum complex. This evening visit the Historic Greektown District for a great meal and evening entertainment.

    Suggested overnight at Detroit, Michigan

  2. Detroit to Port Huron

    This morning drive to Port Huron and tour the Museum of Arts and History with its exhibits of Native American artwork, marine lore and natural history.

    59 miles / 94 km
    Suggested overnight at Port Huron, Michigan

  3. Port Huron to Midland

    Drive through harbor villages along the north shore of Lake Huron to Midland. Along the way, stop at the Sanilac Petroglyphs and Saginaw Bay, a port for Great Lakes freighters.

    127 miles / 203 km
    Suggested overnight at Midland, Michigan

  4. Midland to Frankenmuth

    Visit the 60-acre Dow Gardens before arriving in Frankenmuth, a German community known for its Bavarian architecture. No matter the time of year, you’ll find decorations and ormaments to put you in the holiday spirit at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland.

    34 miles / 54 km
    Suggested overnight at Frankenmuth, Michigan

  5. Frankenmuth to Detroit

    Return back to Detroit, stopping at Great Lakes Crossing Mall, before departing for home.

    82 miles / 131 km