8 days in Detroit & Chicago Itinerary

8 days in Detroit & Chicago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Detroit
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Antique Touring Company, Holocaust Memorial Center, Greenfield Village, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Motown Museum. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Memorial Center, contemplate the long history of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, and then gain insight with Antique Touring Company.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Detroit route builder site.

Ashburn to Detroit is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Ashburn in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Detroit, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wrigley Field. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, laugh and play at Navy Pier, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chicago visit planner.

You can fly from Detroit to Chicago in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Chicago are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Childrens Museums