6 days in Detroit & Japan Itinerary

Make it your trip
Detroit, United States
— 1 night
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights


Detroit, United States — 1 night

The Motor City

On the 12th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sweetest Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, explore the galleries of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally steep yourself in history at Motown Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St. Mary's Church, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and then explore the galleries of Greenfield Village.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Detroit road trip planning website.

New York City to Detroit is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in Detroit at 48°F and lows at 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:

Tokyo, Japan — 3 nights

You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Meiji Jingu Shrine. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Rikugien Garden, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo travel route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Detroit to Tokyo takes 16 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Detroit to Tokyo. Traveling from Detroit in November, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 62°F and lows about 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Side Trip
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Japan travel guide

Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.