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Dallas to Detroit drive with pets

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Pet-friendly stops from Dallas to Detroit

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Dallas 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. 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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 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 at Motel 6 Little Rock - South
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Motel 6 Little Rock - South
drive for about 2 hours

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

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

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Comfort Suites 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
stay at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

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.

What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Texarkana (Texas)  (7 answers)
    Wisdom Animal Clinic  (1 mention)
    questions about Texarkana (Texas):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Texarkana (Texas)?
Little Rock  (34 answers)
    Wags and Whiskers  (1 mention)
    Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum  (1 mention)
    MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History  (1 mention)
    Clinton Presidential Center Grounds  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Little Rock:
        Dugan's Pub
        Cregeen's Irish Pub
        Starving Artist CafĂ©
    pet-friendly hotels around Little Rock:
        Motel 6 Little Rock - South
        La Quinta Inn & Suites Downtown Conference Center
        The Peabody Little Rock
    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)
    The Pet Nanny  (1 mention)
    Gracie's Pet Watchers  (1 mention)
    Downtown Animal Hospital  (1 mention)
    The Barking Lot  (1 mention)
    Carriage Tours of Memphis  (1 mention)
    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)
    pet-friendly hotels around Mount Vernon:
        Comfort Suites Mount Vernon
        Thrifty Inn Mt. Vernon
        Motel 6 Mount Vernon
        America's Best Inn Mt Vernon
        Drury Inn Mt Vernon
        Super 8 Motel Mount Vernon
        Americas Best Value Inn Mount Vernon
        Days Inn Mount Vernon
        Holiday Inn Mount Vernon
        Quality Times
    questions about Mount Vernon:
        I need Locals Advise
Indianapolis  (28 answers)
    President Benjamin Harrison Home  (1 mention)
    ICAAN  (1 mention)
    Three Dog Bakery  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Indianapolis:
        Vic's Downtown Espresso Bar
        Aesop's Tables
        Shoefly Public House
        Mikado Japanese Restaurant
    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)
    Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center of Toledo, Inc  (1 mention)
    Cat Care by C. J.  (1 mention)
    We Care Pet Sitting  (1 mention)
    The Pet Nanny  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Toledo (Ohio):
        Subway Sandwiches & Salads
        Manhattan's Restaurant
    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 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  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)

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 Dallas drive with pets, 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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