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Detroit to Michigan drive

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Detroit to Michigan road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Detroit to Michigan. If you're planning a road trip to Michigan, 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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10:00 am  start in Detroit
drive for about 43 minutes

10:43 am  Waterford (Michigan)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:43 am
drive for about 31 minutes

12:14 pm  Flint
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:14 pm
drive for about 38 minutes

1:52 pm  Saginaw (Michigan)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:52 pm
drive for about 38 minutes

3:30 pm  Sanford (Michigan)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:30 pm
drive for about 18 minutes

4:47 pm  arrive at Michigan

driving ≈ 3 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Waterford (Michigan)  (3 answers)

Flint  (2 answers)

Saginaw (Michigan)  (2 answers)
    questions about Saginaw (Michigan):
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Sanford (Michigan)

What are some things to do in Michigan?

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

profile  Dina from Dallas asked:
What are the best beach towns in Michigan?  (3 answers)

profile  Marina from Toronto asked:
Where are the best areas to camp in Michigan?  (2 answers)

profile  Sierra from Madisonville asked:
Fall road trip  (1 answer)

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

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 Michigan 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 2 hours of Detroit.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Detroit to Michigan. Or get a full Detroit to Michigan 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 134 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 2 minutes
42 Detroit travel answers
3 Waterford (Michigan) travel answers
2 Flint travel answers
2 Saginaw (Michigan) travel answers
1 Sanford (Michigan) travel answer
27 Michigan travel answers


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