31 days in Detroit, Yosemite National Park & Colorado Springs Itinerary

31 days in Detroit, Yosemite National Park & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Detroit
— 9 nights
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Yosemite National Park
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Detroit — 9 nights

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Get outdoors at The 577 Foundation and River Raisin National Battlefield Park. Alden Dow Home and Studio and Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Detroit: Oak Harbor (Black Swamp Bird Observatory & Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge), DownDay Charters (in Monroe) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Frankenmuth). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Cedar Point, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, explore the galleries of Motown Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkateswara Temple & cultural centre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Detroit trip itinerary website.

New York City to Detroit is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Detroit dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 13 nights

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Pioneer Yosemite History Center will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 16th (Sat) among the memorable landscape of Half Dome. Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, hike along Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at North Dome, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Detroit to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Detroit to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Detroit in July, with lows around 46°F. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 7 nights

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Visit Denver Union Station and Molly Brown House Museum for their historical value. Get outdoors at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Off-Road Tours (in Buena Vista), Royal Gorge Bridge and Park (in Cañon City) and Pueblo Heritage Museum (in Pueblo). There's much more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, explore by horseback at Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail, stroll through Manitou Springs Incline, and wander the streets of Old Colorado City.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Yosemite National Park to Colorado Springs takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Colorado Springs, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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