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Fort Myers to Detroit drive

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Fort Myers to Detroit road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Fort Myers to Detroit. If you're planning a road trip to Detroit, 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, 9:00 am:  start in Fort Myers
drive for about 2 hours

Day 1, 10:53 am:  Tampa
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:53 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 1, 1:36 pm:  Silver Springs
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:36 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

Day 1, 7:12 pm:  The Appalachian Trail
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 8 hours

Day 2, 9:00 am:  leave from The Appalachian Trail
drive for about 2.5 hours

Day 2, 11:18 am:  Atlanta
eat at The Varsity
stay for about 2.5 hours and leave at 1:48 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 2, 3:29 pm:  Blue Ridge
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:29 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

Day 2, 8:05 pm:  Berea
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 7.5 hours

Day 3, 10:00 am:  leave from Berea
drive for about 2 hours

Day 3, 12:01 pm:  Cincinnati
eat at Rhinegeist Brewery
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:01 pm
drive for about 2 hours

Day 3, 2:58 pm:  Lima (Ohio)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:58 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

Day 3, 6:19 pm:  arrive in Detroit
eat at Slows Bar-B-Q

day 3 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Fort Myers, Florida.

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?

Tampa  (54 answers)
    International Plaza and Bay Street  (6 mentions)
    Busch Gardens Tampa  (5 mentions)
    Bayshore Blvd  (4 mentions)
    Tampa Riverwalk  (4 mentions)
    South Howard Ave  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Tampa:
        Piquant Hyde Park
        Oxford Exchange
        Bern's Steak House
    questions about Tampa:
        Best new restaurants in Tampa?
        Popular areas in Tampa for shopping?
        Beaches around Tampa
        Best free things to do in Tampa?
        Weekend ideas for a first timer in Tampa
Silver Springs  (2 answers)
The Appalachian Trail  (2 mentions)
Atlanta  (102 answers)
    Georgia Aquarium  (29 mentions)
    World of Coca-Cola  (20 mentions)
    Piedmont Park  (16 mentions)
    Midtown Atlanta  (14 mentions)
    High Museum of Art  (11 mentions)
    restaurants around Atlanta:
        The Varsity
        Mary Mac's Tea Room
        Antico Pizza Napoletana
        Empire State South
        JCT Kitchen & Bar
    questions about Atlanta:
        Great, reasonable places to eat.
        Good Restaurants Unique to Atlanta?
        Tourist spots worth seeing in Atlanta?
        Authentic Southern Food!
        Best family activities in Atlanta?
Blue Ridge  (2 answers)
    questions about Blue Ridge:
        Hidden adventure in the Blue Ridge area.
Cincinnati  (23 answers)
    Washington Park  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Cincinnati:
        Rhinegeist Brewery
        Skyline Chili
        The Eagle
    questions about Cincinnati:
        The best of Cincinnati?
        Top dining spots in Cincinnati!?
        Best free things to do in Cincinnati?
        Running near Eden Park?
Lima (Ohio)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Detroit, Michigan.

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

Where's the best place to eat in Detroit?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Slows Bar-B-Q, which was mentioned 3 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

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

What are some things to do in Detroit?

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:

Comerica Park  (4 mentions)
Greektown Casino-Hotel  (4 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 Detroit. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Kristin Calvert from asked:
Places to stay in Detroit  (7 answers)

 Katie Simons from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Detroit?  (5 answers)

 Casey Jones from Cambridge (Massachusetts) asked:
What is there to see in Detroit?  (4 answers)

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

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 Detroit to Fort Myers 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 Fort Myers to Detroit. Or get a full Fort Myers to Detroit 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 Fort Myers well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Fort Myers!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,287 miles
driving time of 20 hours, 27 minutes
Detroit is the same time as Fort Myers
7 Fort Myers travel answers
54 Tampa travel answers
2 Silver Springs travel answers
102 Atlanta travel answers
2 Blue Ridge travel answers
23 Cincinnati travel answers
1 Lima (Ohio) travel answer
19 Detroit travel answers

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