60 days in Birmingham & Detroit Itinerary

60 days in Birmingham & Detroit Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Detroit
Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
1
Birmingham
— 29 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Detroit
— 30 nights
End: Detroit

29
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville), Huntsville (U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, Huntsville Botanical Garden, &more) and Unclaimed Baggage (in Scottsboro). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art, get to know the resident critters at Birmingham Zoo, and take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Birmingham trip planner.

Detroit to Birmingham is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in October: high temperatures in Birmingham hover around 78°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montgomery, Prattville, Huntsville, Talladega, Carrollton
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 28:
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Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

30
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.
Explore Detroit's surroundings by going to Great Blue Heron Rookery (in Shelby Township), Studio 1219 (in Port Huron) and EpIQ Escapes (in Jackson). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, find something for the whole family at Cedar Point, and see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Detroit route tool.

Getting from Birmingham to Detroit by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Birmingham to Detroit, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Birmingham in November, expect Detroit to be a bit cooler, temps between 48°F and 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toledo, Frankenmuth, Royal Oak, Flint, Dearborn
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 28:
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Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point

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