8 days in Seattle & Detroit Itinerary

8 days in Seattle & Detroit Itinerary

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8 days in Seattle & Detroit Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Detroit
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New York City

4
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Alki Beach and Seahurst Beach Park. Get some historical perspective at Pioneer Square and Christ Our Hope Catholic Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Olympic National Park (Hood Canal & Murhut Falls). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, cast your line with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and examine the collection at Northwest African American Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip maker website .

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get a bit cooler in Seattle: highs are around 74°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Seahurst Beach Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Henry Ford and Motown Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Seven Ponds Nature Center and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Get out of town with these interesting Detroit side-trips: Oakwood Metropark Nature Center (in New Boston), Michigan War Dog Memorial (in South Lyon) and Paint Creek Trail (in Rochester). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Elizabeth Park and immerse yourself in nature at Island Lake State Recreation Area.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Detroit route builder .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Detroit takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Seven Ponds Nature Center, Elizabeth Park, Island Lake State Recreation Area, The Henry Ford, Michigan War Dog Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Seven Ponds Nature Center ©
Seven Ponds Nature Center
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge ©
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge

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