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Charleston (West Virginia) to Detroit drive in 1 day

2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day


Charleston (West Virginia) to Detroit road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Charleston (West Virginia) to Detroit. If you're planning a road trip to Detroit, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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9:00 am  start in Charleston (West Virginia)
drive for about 39 minutes

9:39 am  Ripley (West Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 10:39 am
drive for about 55 minutes

11:34 am  Athens (Ohio)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:34 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:58 pm  Columbus
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:58 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:42 pm  Findlay
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:42 pm
drive for about 50 minutes

6:32 pm  Toledo (Ohio)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 7:32 pm
drive for about 1 hour

8:35 pm  arrive in Detroit

driving ≈ 6.5 hours


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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Charleston, West Virginia.

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?

Ripley (West Virginia)
Athens (Ohio)
Columbus  (27 answers)
    The Short North  (3 mentions)
    Wolf's Ridge Brewing  (2 mentions)
    Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse  (2 mentions)
    North Market  (2 mentions)
    Columbus Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Columbus:
        Late Night Slice
        Northstar CafĂ©
        Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
        The Thurman Cafe
        Lavash Cafe
    questions about Columbus:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Columbus?
        Where should we eat in Columbus?
        What to see and eat in Short North with just a day?
        What's the best neighborhood in Columbus for a first time visitor?
        Traveling thru Columbus Ohio on I -71 need a motel near by.
Findlay
Toledo (Ohio)  (8 answers)
    Toledo Zoo  (2 mentions)
    questions about Toledo (Ohio):
        Where's a fun place for breakfast in Toledo Ohio?




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)

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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 Charleston (West Virginia) drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Charleston (West Virginia) to Detroit. Or get a full Charleston (West Virginia) 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 Charleston (West Virginia) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Charleston (West Virginia)!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 367 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 23 minutes
12 Charleston (West Virginia) travel answers
1 Athens (Ohio) travel answer
27 Columbus travel answers
8 Toledo (Ohio) travel answers
21 Detroit travel answers





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