60 days in Birmingham & Detroit Itinerary

60 days in Birmingham & Detroit Itinerary

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60 days in Birmingham & Detroit Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Birmingham
— 29 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Detroit
— 30 nights
End: Detroit

29
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Get out of town with these interesting Birmingham side-trips: Unclaimed Baggage (in Scottsboro), Huntsville (U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, Huntsville Botanical Garden, & more) and Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, get to know the resident critters at Birmingham Zoo, get your game on at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex, and admire the natural beauty at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Birmingham trip itinerary planner.

Detroit to Birmingham is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Birmingham due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Detroit in October; daily highs in Birmingham reach 78°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montgomery, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Prattville, Talladega
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©

30
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.
Explore Detroit's surroundings by going to Studio 1219 (in Port Huron), EpIQ Escapes (in Jackson) and Great Blue Heron Rookery (in Shelby Township). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and get to know the resident critters at Toledo Zoo.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Detroit trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Birmingham to Detroit takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Birmingham to Detroit, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, Detroit is slightly colder than Birmingham - with highs of 48°F and lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toledo, Royal Oak, Frankenmuth, Dearborn, Flint
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland

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