9 days in Michigan & Washington DC Itinerary

9 days in Michigan & Washington DC Itinerary

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Detroit
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive

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Detroit

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Detroit: Ann Arbor (Hill Auditorium & Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum) and FasTrak Exotic Driving Experience (in Grosse Ile). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, wander the streets of Campus Martius Park, take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Memorial Center, and see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Detroit tour itinerary builder app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Detroit. January in Detroit sees daily highs of 32°F and lows of 19°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

4
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Washington DC

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Baltimore (Saint Alphonsus Church, Horseshoe Casino, &more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Detroit to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Detroit in January, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 44°F and 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Michigan travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.