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Columbus to Ann Arbor drive

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Columbus to Ann Arbor road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Columbus to Ann Arbor. If you're planning a road trip to Ann Arbor, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Columbus
drive for about 48 minutes

10:48 am  Mount Gilead
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:48 am
drive for about 44 minutes

12:32 pm  Upper Sandusky
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:32 pm
drive for about 60 minutes

2:32 pm  Bowling Green (Ohio)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:32 pm
drive for about 42 minutes

4:13 pm  Luna Pier
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:13 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

6:06 pm  arrive in Ann Arbor

driving ≈ 4 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Mount Gilead

Upper Sandusky

Bowling Green (Ohio)

Luna Pier

What are some things to do in Ann Arbor?

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:

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 Ann Arbor. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Ann Arbor for a first time visitor?  (8 answers)

profile  feras from Saudi Arabia asked:
Ann Arbor: reccomended activities  (3 answers)

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

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 Ann Arbor to Columbus drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Columbus? Try searching for places within 3 hours of Columbus.

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 188 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 4 minutes
39 Columbus travel answers
1 Bowling Green (Ohio) travel answer
1 Luna Pier travel answer
12 Ann Arbor travel answers


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