15 days in Chicago & Detroit Itinerary

15 days in Chicago & Detroit Itinerary

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Chicago
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Detroit
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Chicago

— 8 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Crown Fountain and Chicago Riverwalk. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Chicago, appreciate the history behind Picasso Statue, and grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip planner.

London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Chicago, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Chicago is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Tours · Museums · Childrens Museums

Detroit

— 6 nights

The Motor City

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 Detroit Institute of Arts and Detroit Historical Museum. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of The Guardian Building, and contemplate the long history of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Detroit online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Detroit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Detroit is 1 hour. In August in Detroit, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites