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Detroit to Savannah drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days


Detroit to Savannah road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Detroit to Savannah. If you're planning a road trip to Savannah, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, 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 3.5 hours

1:22 pm  Columbus
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:22 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:10 pm  Parkersburg
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:10 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:25 pm  Charleston (West Virginia)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

8:00 am  leave from Charleston (West Virginia)
drive for about 2.5 hours

10:41 am  Blue Ridge Parkway
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:41 am
drive for about 2 hours

1:43 pm  Charlotte
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:43 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:18 pm  Columbia
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:18 pm
drive for about 2 hours

7:21 pm  Old Sheldon Church Ruins
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 8:21 pm
drive for about 1 hour

9:24 pm  arrive in Savannah

day 2 driving ≈ 9.5 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?

Columbus  (27 answers)
    The Short North  (3 mentions)
    Wolf's Ridge Brewing  (2 mentions)
    Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse  (2 mentions)
    North Market  (2 mentions)
    Columbus Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Columbus:
        Late Night Slice
        Northstar CafĂ©
        Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
        The Thurman Cafe
        Lavash Cafe
    questions about Columbus:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Columbus?
        Where should we eat in Columbus?
        What to see and eat in Short North with just a day?
        What's the best neighborhood in Columbus for a first time visitor?
        Traveling thru Columbus Ohio on I -71 need a motel near by.
Parkersburg
Charleston (West Virginia)  (12 answers)
    questions about Charleston (West Virginia):
        Historic sites
Blue Ridge Parkway  (6 mentions)
    questions about Blue Ridge Parkway:
        Where do we stay overnight
Charlotte  (25 answers)
    Halcyon Flavors From the Earth  (4 mentions)
    EpiCentre  (2 mentions)
    7th Street Public Market  (2 mentions)
    Mint Museum UPTOWN  (2 mentions)
    Discovery Place  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Charlotte:
        Amelie's French Bakery
        Birdsong Brewing Co.
        Rooster's Southpark
        Cabo Fish Taco
        Georges Brasserie
    questions about Charlotte:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Charlotte?
        What's the best neighborhood in Charlotte for a first time visitor?
        What to do in Charlotte while celebrating a 60th Birthday?
        Farm to Table Dining in Charlotte
        Family fun in Charlotte, NC?
Columbia  (9 answers)
    Riverbanks Zoo and Garden  (2 mentions)
Old Sheldon Church Ruins




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Savannah, Georgia.

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



Where's the best place to eat in Savannah?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, which was mentioned 3 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Crystal Beer Parlor  (3 mentions)
The Olde Pink House  (2 mentions)
Gryphon Tea Room  (2 mentions)
Clary's Cafe  (2 mentions)

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





What are some things to do in Savannah?

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:

Forsyth Park  (9 mentions)
Bonaventure Cemetery  (5 mentions)
River Street  (3 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 Savannah. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Amy from Jacksonville asked:
What is your favorite under rated attraction in Savannah?  (4 answers)

profile  Lori from Savannah asked:
Leisurely trip to Savannah  (2 answers)

profile  Jennifer from Savannah asked:
What are fun things to do in Savannah on a budget?  (2 answers)

profile  Rachel from St. Louis asked:
Little Ones in Savannah  (2 answers)

profile  Marilou from Vancouver, British Columbia asked:
Great restaurants in Savannah  (1 answer)

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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 Savannah 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 Savannah. Or get a full Detroit to Savannah 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 865 miles
driving time of 13 hours, 20 minutes
Savannah is the same time as Detroit
21 Detroit travel answers
27 Columbus travel answers
1 Parkersburg travel answer
12 Charleston (West Virginia) travel answers
25 Charlotte travel answers
9 Columbia travel answers
91 Savannah travel answers





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