8 days in Ann Arbor & Detroit Itinerary

8 days in Ann Arbor & Detroit Itinerary

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Ann Arbor
— 4 nights
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Detroit
— 3 nights
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Ann Arbor

— 4 nights
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Great Lakes National Cemetery (in Holly), Bronner's Christmas Wonderland (in Frankenmuth) and Cedar Point (in Sandusky). There's still lots to do: put a fun spin on your tour with Decode Ann Arbor, take in nature's colorful creations at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Nickels Arcade, and explore the world behind art at Toledo Museum of Art.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ann Arbor tour itinerary tool.

Minneapolis to Ann Arbor is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ann Arbor, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Ann Arbor

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Detroit

— 3 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.
Detroit is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see where the action happens at Comerica Park, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and explore the galleries of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Detroit trip builder site.

You can drive from Ann Arbor to Detroit in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Detroit when traveling from Ann Arbor in July, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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