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Dallas to Detroit drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets


Dallas to Detroit road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Dallas 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 Dallas 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

10:00 am  start in Dallas
drive for about 3 hours

12:50 pm  Texarkana (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:50 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:07 pm  Little Rock
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Little Rock
drive for about 2 hours

12:08 pm  Memphis
eat at Central BBQ
stay for about 2 hours and leave at 2:08 pm
drive for about 4 hours

6:12 pm  Mount Vernon
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Mount Vernon
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:27 pm  Indianapolis
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:27 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

5:51 pm  Toledo (Ohio)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:51 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:54 pm  arrive in Detroit
eat at Slows Bar-B-Q

day 3 driving ≈ 8 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Dallas, Texas.

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?

Texarkana (Texas)  (7 answers)
    questions about Texarkana (Texas):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Texarkana (Texas)?
Little Rock  (34 answers)
    William J Clinton Library  (6 mentions)
    Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site  (3 mentions)
    Governors Mansion Historic District  (2 mentions)
    William J. Clinton Presidential Center  (2 mentions)
    Museum of Discovery  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Little Rock:
        Doe's Eat Place
        Loca Luna
    questions about Little Rock:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Little Rock?
        Best sights in Little Rock
        Good Eating Gems
        Can't miss restaurants in Little Rock?
        Best hotels in Little Rock?
Memphis  (96 answers)
    Beale Street  (9 mentions)
    Graceland  (9 mentions)
    National Civil Rights Museum  (8 mentions)
    Memphis Zoo  (7 mentions)
    Mud Island  (6 mentions)
    restaurants around Memphis:
        Central BBQ
        Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
        Charlie Vergos Rendezvous
        Payne's Bar-B-Q
        Cozy Corner Restaurant
    questions about Memphis:
        What are the musts of Memphis, y'all?
        What's the best neighborhood in Memphis for a first time visitor?
        Must sees in Memphis TN?? Hidden gems places to eat??
        Best blues clubs in Memphis?
        Good Food and Fun With Kids
Mount Vernon  (2 answers)
    questions about Mount Vernon:
        I need Locals Advise
Indianapolis  (28 answers)
    Indianapolis Museum of Art  (4 mentions)
    Indianapolis Zoo  (2 mentions)
    questions about Indianapolis:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Indianapolis?
        Awesome food trucks?
        Best free things to do in Indianapolis?
        Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis
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 Dallas 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 Dallas to Detroit. Or get a full Dallas 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 Dallas well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Dallas!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,187 miles
driving time of 18 hours, 34 minutes
Detroit is 1 hour ahead of Dallas
106 Dallas travel answers
7 Texarkana (Texas) travel answers
34 Little Rock travel answers
96 Memphis travel answers
2 Mount Vernon travel answers
28 Indianapolis travel answers
8 Toledo (Ohio) travel answers
23 Detroit travel answers





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