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Detroit to Dallas drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets


Detroit to Dallas road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Detroit to Dallas. If you're planning a road trip to Dallas, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Detroit and Dallas. 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 Detroit
drive for about 4.5 hours

2:34 pm  Indianapolis
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:34 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

6:07 pm  Altamont
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Altamont
drive for about 4 hours

1:47 pm  Dyersburg
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:47 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

6:25 pm  Little Rock
eat at Doe's Eat Place
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Little Rock
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:19 pm  Texarkana (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:19 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:10 pm  arrive in Dallas
stay at Hotel Zaza Dallas

day 3 driving ≈ 5 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Detroit, Michigan.

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?

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
Altamont
Dyersburg
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?
Texarkana (Texas)  (7 answers)
    questions about Texarkana (Texas):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Texarkana (Texas)?




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Dallas, Texas.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.



Where's the best place to stay in Dallas?

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 Dallas.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel Zaza Dallas, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Belmont Hotel Dallas  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Dallas? Click the blue button below.





Where's the best place to eat in Dallas?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Pecan Lodge, which was mentioned 9 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Lockhart Smokehouse  (7 mentions)
Peggy Sue BBQ  (5 mentions)
Smoke  (5 mentions)
Oddfellows  (4 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Dallas? Click the blue button below.





What are some things to do in Dallas?

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:

Dallas Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
Klyde Warren Park  (8 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 Dallas. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Tandy from Miami asked:
Where is the best barbeque in Dallas?  (9 answers)

profile  Lauren from Chicago asked:
Where to go for lunch in Dallas?  (8 answers)

profile  Darya from Sevastopol, Ukraine asked:
Going to Dallas for 2 weeks - what to see?  (5 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Dallas?  (5 answers)

profile  Hillary from Atlanta asked:
Best breakfast spots in Dallas?  (5 answers)

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





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 Dallas to Detroit 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 Detroit to Dallas. Or get a full Detroit to Dallas 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 Detroit well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Detroit!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,189 miles
driving time of 18 hours, 37 minutes
Dallas is 1 hour behind Detroit
23 Detroit travel answers
28 Indianapolis travel answers
1 Altamont travel answer
1 Dyersburg travel answer
34 Little Rock travel answers
7 Texarkana (Texas) travel answers
106 Dallas travel answers





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