15 days in Michigan & New York City Itinerary

15 days in Michigan & New York City Itinerary

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15 days in Michigan & New York City Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Traverse City
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h
2
Detroit
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Traverse City

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Explore Traverse City's surroundings by going to Forbush Corner Cross-Country Skiing (in Frederic), Tommy's Ski and Wake School (in Walloon Lake) and Coopersville Old West Town (in Lewiston). The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, ski along the peaceful trails at Hanson Hills Recreation Area, make a trip to Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products, and get outside with True Blue Charters.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Traverse City trip planner .

London, UK to Traverse City is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Traverse City. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from London in February: highs in Traverse City hover around -1°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors Winter Sports Tours

Side Trips

True Blue Charters, Coopersville Old West Town, Tommy's Ski and Wake School, Forbush Corner Cross-Country Skiing, Hanson Hills Recreation Area
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Cross Country Ski Headquarters ©
Cross Country Ski Headquarters
Hanson Hills Recreation Area ©
Hanson Hills Recreation Area

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Detroit: Decode Ann Arbor (in Ann Arbor), Great Lakes National Cemetery (in Holly) and Flint Institute of Arts (in Flint). Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, contemplate the long history of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, and explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Detroit tour builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Traverse City to Detroit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dearborn, BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, Decode Ann Arbor, Motor City Gas, Flint Institute of Arts
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Flint Institute of Arts ©
Flint Institute of Arts

8
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, stroll around The High Line, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Detroit to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in February: high temperatures in New York City hover around 9°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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