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Carrollton (Ohio) to Detroit drive

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  Carrollton (Ohio)
 Cedar Point
 Toledo (Ohio)
 Belleville (Michigan)
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Carrollton (Ohio) to Detroit road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Carrollton (Ohio) to Detroit. If you're planning a road trip to Detroit, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Carrollton (Ohio) and Detroit. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Carrollton (Ohio) and Detroit. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Carrollton (Ohio)
drive for about 1 hour

12:05 pm  Akron
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:05 pm
drive for about 42 minutes

1:47 pm  Cleveland
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:47 pm
drive for about 37 minutes

3:24 pm  Elyria
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 2.5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Elyria
drive for about 45 minutes

10:45 am  Cedar Point
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:45 am
drive for about 1 hour

12:52 pm  Toledo (Ohio)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:52 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

2:47 pm  Belleville (Michigan)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:47 pm
drive for about 31 minutes

4:18 pm  arrive in Detroit

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Carrollton (Ohio) to Detroit.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Carrollton, Ohio.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?


Cleveland  (44 answers)
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum  (13 mentions)
    The Cleveland Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum  (6 mentions)
    West Side Market  (6 mentions)
    Great Lakes Brewing Company  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Cleveland:
        The Greenhouse Tavern
        Melt Bar & Grilled
    questions about Cleveland:
        Good restaurants for business dinner?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Cleveland?
        New to the city, friend coming to visit: What should we do?
        Vegetarian near Playhouse Square
        Best breweries in Cleveland?

Elyria  (2 answers)

Cedar Point  (5 mentions)

Toledo (Ohio)  (8 answers)
    Toledo Zoo  (2 mentions)
    questions about Toledo (Ohio):
        Where's a fun place for breakfast in Toledo Ohio?

Belleville (Michigan)
    questions about Belleville (Michigan):
        Best free things to do in Belleville (Michigan)?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Detroit, Michigan.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to eat in Detroit?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Slows Bar-B-Q, which was mentioned 3 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Want to research more popular restaurants in Detroit? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Detroit?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Comerica Park  (4 mentions)
Greektown Casino-Hotel  (4 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Detroit. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Kristin from asked:
Places to stay in Detroit  (7 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Detroit?  (5 answers)

profile  Casey from Cambridge (Massachusetts) asked:
What is there to see in Detroit?  (4 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Detroit.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Detroit to Carrollton (Ohio) drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Carrollton (Ohio)? Try searching for places within 4 hours of Carrollton (Ohio).

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Carrollton (Ohio) to Detroit. Or get a full Carrollton (Ohio) to Detroit flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Carrollton (Ohio) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Carrollton (Ohio)!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 240 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 5 minutes
1 Akron travel answer
44 Cleveland travel answers
2 Elyria travel answers
8 Toledo (Ohio) travel answers
1 Belleville (Michigan) travel answer
23 Detroit travel answers


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