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Columbus to Traverse City drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Columbus to Traverse City road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Columbus to Traverse City. If you're planning a road trip to Traverse City, 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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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Columbus
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:16 pm  Upper Sandusky
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:16 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:29 pm  Toledo (Ohio)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:29 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

4:22 pm  Ann Arbor
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Ann Arbor
drive for about 58 minutes

10:58 am  Flint
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:58 am
drive for about 1 hour

1:05 pm  Pinconning
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:05 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:40 pm  Kalkaska
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:40 pm
drive for about 37 minutes

5:18 pm  arrive in Traverse City

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Upper Sandusky

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

Ann Arbor  (12 answers)
    Zingerman's Delicatessen  (3 mentions)
    questions about Ann Arbor:
        What's the best neighborhood in Ann Arbor for a first time visitor?
        Ann Arbor: reccomended activities




What are some things to do in Traverse City?

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

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 Traverse City. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Bobbi from asked:
is there a ferry  (3 answers)

profile  Maggie from asked:
what do in December  (1 answer)

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

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 Traverse City to Columbus 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 Columbus to Traverse City. Or get a full Columbus to Traverse City 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 430 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 45 minutes
39 Columbus travel answers
8 Toledo (Ohio) travel answers
12 Ann Arbor travel answers
1 Flint travel answer
1 Pinconning travel answer
16 Traverse City travel answers


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