17 days in Washington DC, Akron & Detroit Itinerary

17 days in Washington DC, Akron & Detroit Itinerary

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Washington DC
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Akron
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Detroit
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Gallery of Art. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of African American History and Culture and Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Annapolis (U.S. Naval Academy & Quiet Waters Park), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, Chatham Manor, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, step into the grandiose world of Smithsonian Institution Building, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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Edmonton, Canada to Washington DC is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, Washington DC is a bit warmer than Edmonton - with highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Akron.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Akron

Akron ©
Akron is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Canton Classic Car Museum, take an in-depth tour of McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, stroll the grounds of Glendale Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Dr. Bob's Gravesite, and finally admire the sheer force of Brandywine Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at James A. Garfield National Historic Site, contemplate the long history of USS Cod Submarine Memorial, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake View Cemetery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Akron road trip planning app.

You can fly from Washington DC to Akron in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Akron to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Akron

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Detroit

Detroit ©

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.
Motown Museum and Mariners' Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Detroit Institute of Arts and The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant. Venture out of the city with trips to Paint Creek Trail (in Rochester), Cranbrook Institute of Science (in Bloomfield Hills) and Nickels Arcade (in Ann Arbor). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, take an in-depth tour of Sloan Museum, stroll through Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, and take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Detroit road trip planning site.

Drive from Akron to Detroit in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July in Detroit, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Motown Museum
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