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Detroit to Sault Ste Marie (Michigan) drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Detroit to Sault Ste Marie (Michigan) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Detroit to Sault Ste Marie (Michigan). If you're planning a road trip to Sault Ste Marie (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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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Detroit
drive for about 43 minutes

11:43 am  Waterford (Michigan)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:43 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

1:39 pm  Frankenmuth
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:39 pm
drive for about 46 minutes

3:25 pm  Pinconning
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 2.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Pinconning
drive for about 38 minutes

10:38 am  West Branch
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:38 am
drive for about 1 hour

12:44 pm  Gaylord
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:44 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:55 pm  eat at Nonna Lisa's Italian Restaurant
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:55 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:07 pm  arrive in Sault Ste Marie (Michigan)

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Waterford (Michigan)  (3 answers)

Frankenmuth  (2 answers)


West Branch

Gaylord  (2 answers)

Nonna Lisa's Italian Restaurant

What are some things to do in Sault Ste Marie (Michigan)?

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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 Sault Ste Marie (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 5 hours of Detroit.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Detroit to Sault Ste Marie (Michigan). Or get a full Detroit to Sault Ste Marie (Michigan) flight plan.

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 346 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 56 minutes
42 Detroit travel answers
3 Waterford (Michigan) travel answers
2 Frankenmuth travel answers
1 Pinconning travel answer
1 West Branch travel answer
2 Gaylord travel answers
5 Sault Ste Marie (Michigan) travel answers


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