32 days in Las Vegas, Michigan & New York City Itinerary

32 days in Las Vegas, Michigan & New York City Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 9 nights
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Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
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Flint
— 4 nights
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Detroit
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 11 nights
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Las Vegas

— 9 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, don't miss a visit to The Strip, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online vacation planner.

Manila, Philippines to Las Vegas is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Las Vegas, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Manila in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Grand Rapids

— 2 nights

Furniture City

The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Gilmore Car Museum and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Andrew and then steep yourself in history at Meyer May House.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Rapids tour itinerary builder.

Fly from Las Vegas to Grand Rapids in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Rapids, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Grand Rapids: temperatures range from 2°C by day to -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Flint.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Flint

— 4 nights
Flint is the largest city and county seat of Genesee County, Michigan. Venture out of the city with trips to Michigan State University (in East Lansing), Frankenmuth (Zak And Macs Chocolate Haus & St. Lorenz Lutheran Church) and Midland (Alden Dow Home and Studio & Dow Gardens). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Flint Institute of Arts, learn about all things military at Michigan Heroes Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Great Lakes National Cemetery, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sanctuary Spirits.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Flint day trip site.

Traveling by car from Grand Rapids to Flint takes 2 hours. December in Flint sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Flint

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Detroit

— 4 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.
Take a break from Detroit with a short trip to FasTrak Exotic Driving Experience in Grosse Ile, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, contemplate the long history of Franklin Cider Mill, and get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Memorial Center.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Detroit vacation maker app.

Getting from Flint to Detroit by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

New York City

— 11 nights

Big Apple

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, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and go for a walk through Times Square.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City trip maker site.

You can fly from Detroit to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Detroit in December, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 10°C and 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Michigan travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.