12 days in Detroit & Cleveland Itinerary

12 days in Detroit & Cleveland Itinerary

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12 days in Detroit & Cleveland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
Detroit
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Cleveland
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Detroit: Decode Ann Arbor (in Ann Arbor), Riverside Park (in Perrysburg) and Toledo (Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, Toledo Museum of Art, & more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ste. Anne de Detroit Church.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Detroit day trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Detroit is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Detroit is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Detroit: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Dearborn, Decode Ann Arbor, Riverside Park
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Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
Toledo Zoo ©
Toledo Zoo
Dequindre Cut ©
Dequindre Cut

6
nights
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Kids will enjoy Cedar Point and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Step out of Cleveland to go to Canfield and see Mill Creek Park, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, stroll around Rocky River Reservation, perfect your strike at Bay Lanes Bowling, and catch a movie at Great Lakes Science Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cleveland trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Detroit to Cleveland in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Cedar Point, Mill Creek Park, Bay Lanes Bowling
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Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Bay Lanes Bowling ©
Bay Lanes Bowling
Mill Creek Park ©
Mill Creek Park

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