6 days in Detroit & Brooklyn Itinerary

6 days in Detroit & Brooklyn Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Detroit
— 2 nights
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Brooklyn
— 3 nights
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Detroit

— 2 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.
Head to Park West Gallery and Silver Bells Christmas Shoppefor plenty of shopping. Motown Museum and The 577 Foundation will appeal to history buffs. Explore Detroit's surroundings by going to Paint Creek Trail (in Rochester) and Maumee Bay Brew Pub (in Toledo). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, take a stroll through Campus Martius Park, and admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Detroit trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Detroit. In January, daytime highs in Detroit are 32°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Brooklyn.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brooklyn

— 3 nights

Borough of Trees

Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
Get a sense of the local culture at Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights. Popular historic sites such as Brooklyn Museum and The Ohel are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Brooklyn: Captain Lou Fleet (in Freeport) and Jones Beach State Park (in Wantagh). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, indulge in some personalized pampering at BeRelax, take a stroll through Williamsburg, and stop by Fort Greene.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brooklyn road trip planning site.

Fly from Detroit to Brooklyn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Detroit in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Brooklyn: temperatures range from 40°F by day to 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips