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Detroit to Indianapolis drive

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  Detroit
 Luna Pier
 Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
 Defiance (Ohio)
 Fort Wayne
 Bluffton
 Gas City
 Noblesville
   Indianapolis 
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Detroit to Indianapolis road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Detroit to Indianapolis. If you're planning a road trip to Indianapolis, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Detroit and Indianapolis. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Detroit and Indianapolis. 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 52 minutes

10:52 am  Luna Pier
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:52 am
drive for about 42 minutes

12:34 pm  Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:34 pm
drive for about 48 minutes

2:22 pm  Defiance (Ohio)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:22 pm
drive for about 51 minutes

4:14 pm  Fort Wayne
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Fort Wayne
drive for about 47 minutes

10:47 am  Bluffton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:47 am
drive for about 43 minutes

12:30 pm  Gas City
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:30 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

2:26 pm  Noblesville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:26 pm
drive for about 36 minutes

4:01 pm  arrive in Indianapolis

day 2 driving ≈ 3 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Luna Pier

Oak Openings Preserve Metropark

Defiance (Ohio)

Fort Wayne

Bluffton

Gas City

Noblesville


What are some things to do in Indianapolis?

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:

Indianapolis Zoo  (2 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 Indianapolis. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Indianapolis?  (9 answers)

profile  Kira from Los Angeles asked:
Awesome food trucks?  (3 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Indianapolis?  (3 answers)

profile  Brett from Long Beach asked:
Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis  (2 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 Indianapolis to Detroit drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Detroit? Try searching for places within 4.5 hours of Detroit.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Detroit to Indianapolis. Or get a full Detroit to Indianapolis 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!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 299 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 35 minutes
27 Detroit travel answers
1 Luna Pier travel answer
1 Fort Wayne travel answer
36 Indianapolis travel answers





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