3 days in Detroit & Grand Rapids Itinerary

3 days in Detroit & Grand Rapids Itinerary

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3 days in Detroit & Grand Rapids Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Detroit
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: New Orleans

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.
On the 1st (Sat), ponder the design of James Scott Memorial Fountain.

To see photos, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Detroit day trip website .

New Orleans to Detroit is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Detroit is 1 hour. In February, Detroit is much colder than New Orleans - with highs of 34°F and lows of 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Henry Ford
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Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

1
night
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll around Millennium Park, take a peaceful walk through Cascade Peace Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Heritage Hill Historic District.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grand Rapids trip tool .

Traveling by car from Detroit to Grand Rapids takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February in Grand Rapids, expect temperatures between 33°F during the day and 17°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Millennium Park, Cascade Peace Park
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Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Cascade Peace Park ©
Cascade Peace Park
Heritage Hill Historic District ©
Heritage Hill Historic District

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