9 days in Detroit, Buffalo & Cleveland Itinerary

9 days in Detroit, Buffalo & Cleveland Itinerary

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9 days in Detroit, Buffalo & Cleveland Itinerary

Start: Samsun
Fly:  24​h
1
Detroit
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Buffalo
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Cleveland
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Samsun

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then examine the collection at Greenfield Village, and finally admire all the interesting features of Comerica Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Decode Ann Arbor.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Detroit vacation planner .

Samsun, Turkey to Detroit is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Samsun to Detroit. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dearborn, Decode Ann Arbor
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Comerica Park ©
Comerica Park

2
nights
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 21st (Wed), admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, then take an in-depth tour of Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, and finally head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures.

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Fly from Detroit to Buffalo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Buffalo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Cleveland.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Niagara Jet Adventures
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

3
nights
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Step out of Cleveland with an excursion to Cedar Point in Sandusky--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market, make a trip to A Christmas Story House, and stroll around Cleveland Metroparks.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cleveland trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by bus from Buffalo to Cleveland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Cleveland can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Cedar Point
Highlights from your plan
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art

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