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Columbus to Detroit drive with pets

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Pet-friendly stops from Columbus to Detroit

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Columbus to Detroit with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Detroit, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.

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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 37 minutes

2:09 pm  Fostoria
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:09 pm
drive for about 52 minutes

4:01 pm  Toledo (Ohio)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:01 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:07 pm  Windsor (Ontario)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:07 pm
drive for about 47 minutes

7:53 pm  arrive in Detroit
stay at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

driving ≈ 5 hours

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What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Mount Gilead

Upper Sandusky
    pet-friendly hotels around Upper Sandusky:
        Tee Pee Camp

    pet-friendly hotels around Fostoria:
        Country Inn & Suites Fostoria
        BEST WESTERN Fostoria Inn & Suites
        Jefferson Lake State Park

Toledo (Ohio)  (8 answers)
    We Care Pet Sitting  (1 mention)
    Cat Care by C. J.  (1 mention)
    East Toledo Animal Clinic  (1 mention)
    DoggieDivaSitters  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Toledo (Ohio):
        Manhattan's Restaurant
    pet-friendly hotels around Toledo (Ohio):
        Park Inn Toledo
        Days Inn Toledo
        Americas Best Value Inn Northwood
        Baymont Inn & Suites Northwood
        Comfort Inn East Oregon
    questions about Toledo (Ohio):
        Where's a fun place for breakfast in Toledo Ohio?

Windsor (Ontario)  (10 answers)
    Ambassador Animal Hospital  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly hotels around Windsor (Ontario):
        Holiday Inn Windsor Downtown
        Quality Suites Downtown Windsor
        Travelodge Hotel Downtown Windsor
        Comfort Suites Downtown Windsor (Ontario)
        Windsor Riverside Inn
        Hilton Windsor
        Detroit Riverside Hotel
        Oakwood At Riverfront
        Doubletree by Hilton Detroit Downtown - Fort Shelby

Where's the best place to stay in Detroit?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Detroit.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit.

Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:

Oakwood At Riverfront  (1 mention)
Hilton Windsor  (1 mention)
Windsor Riverside Inn  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular hotels 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 GoPetFriendly:

City Bark  (1 mention)

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  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Detroit?  (13 answers)

profile  Kristin from asked:
Places to stay in Detroit  (7 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 Columbus drive with pets, 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 Detroit. Or get a full Columbus 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 Columbus well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Columbus!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 203 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 20 minutes
39 Columbus travel answers
8 Toledo (Ohio) travel answers
10 Windsor (Ontario) travel answers
31 Detroit travel answers


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