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Detroit to Urbana (Illinois) drive

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 Ann Arbor
 Indiana Dunes State Park (Dunes Nature Preserve)
 Museum of Science and Industry
   Urbana (Illinois) 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Detroit to Urbana (Illinois) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Detroit to Urbana (Illinois). If you're planning a road trip to Urbana (Illinois), you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Detroit and Urbana (Illinois). Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Detroit and Urbana (Illinois). 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 43 minutes

10:43 am  Ann Arbor
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:43 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:25 pm  Kalamazoo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:25 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:17 pm  Indiana Dunes State Park (Dunes Nature Preserve)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours

 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Indiana Dunes State Park (Dunes Nature Preserve)
drive for about 45 minutes

11:45 am  Museum of Science and Industry
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:45 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:48 pm  Bourbonnais
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:48 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:24 pm  arrive in Urbana (Illinois)

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 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?

Ann Arbor  (11 answers)
    Zingerman's Delicatessen  (3 mentions)
    questions about Ann Arbor:
        What's the best neighborhood in Ann Arbor for a first time visitor?
        Ann Arbor: reccomended activities

Kalamazoo  (9 answers)
    Air Zoo  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Kalamazoo:
        Bell's Brewery, Inc: Brewery
        Arcadia Brewing Company Kalamazoo
        The Union Cabaret & Grille
        Old Dog Tavern
    questions about Kalamazoo:
        What's the best neighborhood in Kalamazoo for a first time visitor?
        Best free things to do in Kalamazoo?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Kalamazoo?

Indiana Dunes State Park (Dunes Nature Preserve)  (4 mentions)

Museum of Science and Industry  (33 mentions)


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Urbana, Illinois.

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

What are some things to do in Urbana (Illinois)?

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 Urbana (Illinois). Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Urbana (Illinois)?  (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 Urbana (Illinois) 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 Urbana (Illinois). Or get a full Detroit to Urbana (Illinois) 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 388 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 18 minutes
Urbana (Illinois) is 1 hour behind Detroit
27 Detroit travel answers
11 Ann Arbor travel answers
9 Kalamazoo travel answers
1 Urbana (Illinois) travel answer


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