8 days in New York City & Detroit Itinerary

8 days in New York City & Detroit Itinerary

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8 days in New York City & Detroit Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Detroit
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New York City

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and The Thomas Halsey Homestead. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Alex Ferrone Gallery (in Cutchogue), Kingston (Old Dutch Church, The Fred J. Johnston Museum, & more) and Custer Institute & Observatory (in Southold). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, snap pictures at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, go for a walk through Central Park, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. December in New York City sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kingston, Southampton, Custer Institute & Observatory, High Point Cross Country Ski Center, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Detroit Historical Museum, contemplate the long history of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, and finally examine the collection at Motown Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, contemplate the long history of Yates Cider Mill, and then steep yourself in history at Franklin Cider Mill.

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Getting from New York City to Detroit by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Detroit reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Dearborn, Yates Cider Mill, Franklin Cider Mill, Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
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Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

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