8 days in Jackson & Tampa Itinerary

8 days in Jackson & Tampa Itinerary

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Jackson
— 2 nights
Drive to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Fly to Tampa
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Tampa
— 5 nights
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Jackson

— 2 nights
Jackson is a city located along Interstate 94 in the south central area of the U.S. state of Michigan, about 40mi west of Ann Arbor and 35mi south of Lansing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jackson: Impression 5 Science Center (in Lansing) and Michigan State University (in East Lansing). And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Falling Waters Trail, identify plant and animal life at Dahlem - Jackson's Nature Place, walk around Cascade Falls, and do a tasting at Chateau Aeronautique Winery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jackson trip itinerary maker app.

Detroit to Jackson is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in April, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Jackson

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Tampa

— 5 nights

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampa side-trips: Orlando (Walt Disney World Resort & Universal Orlando Resort). Pack the 18th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, stroll around Waterworks Park, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Fallen Heroes Memorial.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampa attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jackson to Tampa. In April, Tampa is much warmer than Jackson - with highs of 85°F and lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

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