8 days in Detroit & New Jersey Itinerary

8 days in Detroit & New Jersey Itinerary

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8 days in Detroit & New Jersey Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Detroit
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Freehold
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Wildwood
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Newark

3
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.
Head to Bronner's Christmas Wonderland and Great Lakes Crossing Outletsfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Detroit: Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial (in Put in Bay), Frankenmuth River Place Shops (in Frankenmuth) and Cedar Point (in Sandusky). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Belle Isle Aquarium, don't miss a visit to James Scott Memorial Fountain, and examine the collection at The Henry Ford.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Detroit trip planner .

Newark to Detroit is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Newark in July; daily highs in Detroit reach 82°F and lows reach 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Freehold.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Dearborn, Frankenmuth, Cedar Point, Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial
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Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
Great Lakes Crossing Outlets ©
Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

1
night
Freehold

Freehold ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Belmar Beach and then find something for the whole family at Six Flags Great Adventure.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Freehold trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Detroit to Freehold with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Freehold can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Wildwood.

Things to do in Freehold

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Belmar Beach, Six Flags Great Adventure
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Six Flags Great Adventure ©
Six Flags Great Adventure
Belmar Beach ©
Belmar Beach

3
nights
Wildwood

Wildwood ©
Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. We've included these beaches for you: Wildwood Beach and North Wildwood Beach. Get in touch with nature at Cape May City Beaches and Sunset Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wildwood: Atlantic City (Borgata Casino, Atlantic City Boardwalk, & more). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Wildwood Boardwalk, steep yourself in history at Emlen Physick Estate, and examine the collection at Cape May Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Wildwood driving holiday planning website .

Drive from Freehold to Wildwood in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Wildwood are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Wildwood

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Atlantic City, Cape May, Sunset Beach, North Wildwood Beach
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Wildwood Beach ©
Wildwood Beach
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Atlantic City Boardwalk ©
Atlantic City Boardwalk

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