60 days in Detroit & Chicago Itinerary

60 days in Detroit & Chicago Itinerary

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— 20 nights
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Detroit — 20 nights

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Detroit Institute of Arts and Michigan State University. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Detroit: Midland (The Tridge & Dow Gardens), Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve (in Perrysburg) and Toledo (National Museum of the Great Lakes, Imagination Station, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, examine the collection at Motown Museum, make a trip to University of Michigan, and get engrossed in the history at Detroit Historical Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Detroit vacation site.

New York City to Detroit is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Detroit reach 48°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
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Chicago — 39 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Holy Name Cathedral and Chicago River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: SC Johnson Headquarters (in Racine), Milwaukee (Lakefront Brewery, Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, &more) and South Bend (Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, &more). Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Indiana Dunes National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Loop, admire the natural beauty at Garfield Park Conservatory, take in the architecture and design of University of Chicago, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chicago driving holiday planning website.

You can fly from Detroit to Chicago in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Detroit to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips