11 days in Detroit, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

11 days in Detroit, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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11 days in Detroit, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + bus:  15​h
1
Detroit
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

2
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pentamere Winery and Flying Otter Vineyard & Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Detroit: Depot Town (in Ypsilanti), Maumee Bay State Park (in Oregon) and Alaskan Birdhouse Wildlife Museum (in Put in Bay). There's more to do: do a tasting at Sandhill Crane Vineyards and admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Detroit holiday planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Detroit is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in March; daily highs in Detroit reach 6°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Detroit

Wineries Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pentamere Winery, Flying Otter Vineyard & Winery, Depot Town, Sandhill Crane Vineyards, Maumee Bay State Park
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Pentamere Winery ©
Pentamere Winery
Maumee Bay State Park ©
Maumee Bay State Park
Sandhill Crane Vineyards ©
Sandhill Crane Vineyards

2
nights
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.
On the 14th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, appreciate the history behind Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, appreciate the history behind Korean War Veterans Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and finally learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Newseum, then get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Detroit to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Detroit in March; daily highs in Washington DC reach 15°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial ©
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial ©
Korean War Veterans Memorial

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Explore hidden gems such as Coffee Pot Cellars Tasting Room and Bashakill Vineyards. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Cutchogue (Castello di Borghese / Hargrave Vineyard, The East End Mushroom Company, & more), Balloon Rides (in Middletown) and Blue Ridge Estate Winery (in Saylorsburg). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Laurel Lake Vineyard, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, and see the interesting displays at The Moravian Historical Society.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City holiday planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in March, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Wineries Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Cutchogue, Laurel Lake Vineyard, Bashakill Vineyards, The Moravian Historical Society, Balloon Rides
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Coffee Pot Cellars Tasting Room ©
Coffee Pot Cellars Tasting Room
Bashakill Vineyards ©
Bashakill Vineyards
Laurel Lake Vineyard ©
Laurel Lake Vineyard

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