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Detroit
in the USA

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United States of America

Detroit

Detroit is the largest city in the state of Michigan and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. It is located on the Detroit River, which separates the city from Canada. It is the seat of Wayne County and a major port on the Great Lakes.

The city is known for its contributions to music, particularly Motown and techno, and its automobile industry, which has made Detroit a major center of the American automotive industry. It is also home to a number of major corporations, including General Motors, Chrysler, and Ford.

The city was founded in 1701 by French explorer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac and was named after the Detroit River. It became the center of the French fur trade in the Great Lakes region, and was later ceded to the British in 1760. Detroit was captured by the United States during the War of 1812, and in 1815, it became part of the Michigan Territory.

In the 19th century, Detroit's economy was dominated by the automobile industry, and the city became known as the "Motor City." In 1943, the city was the site of the Detroit Race Riot, one of the most destructive race riots in American history. In 1967, Detroit was the site of the 12th Street Riot, the largest civil disturbance in the city's history.

Today, Detroit is a major cultural and economic center, and is home to a number of major corporations, including General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. It is also home to a number of cultural institutions, such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Detroit Opera House.

Excursion tips for a day in Detroit

Detroit is a vibrant and exciting city full of unique attractions and activities. Here is a list of some of the best things to do in Detroit in one day:

1. Take a tour of the historic Detroit Institute of Arts.
2. Visit the Motown Museum to learn about the history of the iconic music label.
3. Explore the city’s many green spaces, including Belle Isle Park and the Detroit RiverWalk.
4. Visit the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
5. Shop for unique items at Eastern Market.
6. Take a tour of the city’s architecture, including the Guardian Building and the Fisher Building.
7. Sample the city’s delicious food, from coney dogs to Detroit-style pizza.
8. Catch a Tigers baseball game at Comerica Park.
9. Take a ride on the Detroit People Mover.
10. Explore the Detroit Historical Museum to learn about the city’s past.

Experience Detroit with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Detroit. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Detroit

Detroit has a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons. The summers are usually hot and humid while the winters are cold and snowy. Spring and autumn are milder but still have some rain. Temperatures can range from a low of -14°C in the winter to a high of 34°C in the summer. Precipitation is fairly evenly spread throughout the year, with the most rain in June and the least in February.

Cruise weather for Detroit

Our weather forecast for Detroit helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 17.5 °C
7.2 m/s
15.5 m/s
16.3 %
16.3 m
59.3 %
1,019 hPa
06:13:47
21:03:02
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 19.1 °C
7.2 m/s
14.0 m/s
50.9 %
21.5 m
61.3 %
1,019 hPa
06:14:42
21:02:11
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 19.1 °C
8.6 m/s
16.6 m/s
50.2 %
24.1 m
64.5 %
1,017 hPa
06:15:37
21:01:19
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 26.5 °C
min: 19.5 °C
10.4 m/s
18.0 m/s
63.8 %
22.1 m
70.6 %
1,018 hPa
06:16:34
21:00:25
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 26.8 °C
min: 19.5 °C
11.9 m/s
20.5 m/s
65.9 %
16.5 m
76.7 %
1,016 hPa
06:17:31
20:59:29
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 26.9 °C
min: 20.1 °C
11.9 m/s
22.7 m/s
63.8 %
24.1 m
77.6 %
1,016 hPa
06:18:28
20:58:31
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 29.4 °C
min: 19.7 °C
10.4 m/s
17.6 m/s
28.0 %
24.1 m
60.6 %
1,019 hPa
06:19:26
20:57:32
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 30.1 °C
min: 19.9 °C
14.0 m/s
15.1 m/s
35.0 %
24.1 m
54.6 %
1,019 hPa
06:20:25
20:56:31
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 29.9 °C
min: 21.3 °C
9.4 m/s
12.2 m/s
77.5 %
22.5 m
64.6 %
1,017 hPa
06:21:24
20:55:28
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 34.0 °C
min: 21.3 °C
12.6 m/s
19.8 m/s
16.4 %
24.1 m
65.8 %
1,017 hPa
06:22:24
20:54:24
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 35.0 °C
min: 23.9 °C
15.1 m/s
23.4 m/s
17.6 %
24.1 m
61.3 %
1,017 hPa
06:23:24
20:53:17
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 34.4 °C
min: 24.7 °C
18.4 m/s
23.0 m/s
59.6 %
23.6 m
63.7 %
1,017 hPa
06:24:25
20:52:10
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 32.7 °C
min: 22.9 °C
15.5 m/s
25.2 m/s
39.8 %
24.1 m
67.7 %
1,019 hPa
06:25:26
20:51:00

Cruises to Detroit

Would you like to travel to Detroit on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Detroit.

Scheduled ship calls in Detroit, United States of America
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 30th 2024 Friday, 30th of Aug. 2024 LE CHAMPLAIN 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 7th 2024 Saturday, 7th of Sep. 2024 MS Hamburg 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 18th 2024 Wednesday, 18th of Sep. 2024 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 1st 2024 Tuesday, 1st of Oct. 2024 LE CHAMPLAIN 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 10th 2024 Thursday, 10th of Oct. 2024 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 16th 2024 Wednesday, 16th of Oct. 2024 LE CHAMPLAIN 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 18th 2024 Friday, 18th of Oct. 2024 LE BELLOT 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 19th 2025 Friday, 19th of Sep. 2025 LE CHAMPLAIN 12:00 am 12:00 am

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