8 days in Detroit & Los Angeles Itinerary

8 days in Detroit & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Detroit
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Detroit

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, examine the collection at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, then examine the collection at Detroit Historical Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and finally contemplate the long history of Motown Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Campus Martius Park, then get outside with Miami Beach, then see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, and finally get outside with Dequindre Cut.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Detroit vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Detroit. July in Detroit sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Los Angeles

— 6 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get some cultural insight at Griffith Observatory and The Getty Center. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Cove and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Downtown Disney District), Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills) and La Jolla (Children's Pool & San Diego Scuba Guide). Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planning app.

You can fly from Detroit to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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