8 days in Detroit & Cleveland Itinerary

8 days in Detroit & Cleveland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Windsor, Bus to Detroit
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Detroit
— 3 nights
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Cleveland
— 4 nights
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Detroit

— 3 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to The 577 Foundation and Black Swamp Bird Observatory. Motown Museum and Ste. Anne de Detroit Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Detroit road trip planning website.

Toronto, Canada to Detroit is an approximately 4-hour combination of ferry, flight, and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. In January in Detroit, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Cleveland.

Things to do in Detroit

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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Cleveland

— 4 nights

Forest City

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at West Side Market and The Cleveland Museum of Art. Get in touch with nature at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm and Vermilion River Reservation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cleveland: Back to the Wild (in Castalia), Tom S Cooperrider-Kent Bog State Nature Preserve (in Kent) and Hudson Historic District (in Hudson). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake View Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Canal Exploration Center, examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and stroll through Girdled Road Reservation.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cleveland itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Detroit to Cleveland in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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