17 days in Detroit, Niagara Falls & Washington DC Itinerary

17 days in Detroit, Niagara Falls & Washington DC Itinerary

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17 days in Detroit, Niagara Falls & Washington DC Itinerary

London
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
Detroit
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 8 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
London

3
days
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Head to Polish Art Center and Great Lakes Crossing Outletsfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Henry Ford and Greenfield Village. Explore Detroit's surroundings by going to Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (in Oak Harbor) and Ann Arbor (Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tearoom). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts and don't miss a visit to Fisher Building.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Detroit trip itinerary planning app .

London, UK to Detroit is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Detroit due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in September: highs in Detroit hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Detroit

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Dearborn, Ann Arbor, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, Polish Art Center
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Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge ©
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

4
days
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Do your shopping at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA and Walden Galleria Mall. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex and Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, stroll through Niagara Wine Trail, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls road trip website .

Getting from Detroit to Niagara Falls by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In September, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

#Parks, #Nature, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, Walden Galleria Mall
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

8
days
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Head to Takoma Park Farmers Market and Eastern Marketfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Gettysburg National Military Park and Arlington National Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Stony Man Mountain Hike (in Luray), Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park) and Gettysburg (Eisenhower National Historic Site & The Lion Potter of Gettysburg). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Niagara Falls to Washington DC by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in October; daily highs in Washington DC reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg, Skyline Drive, Takoma Park Farmers Market, Stony Man Mountain Hike
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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