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Madison to Ann Arbor drive

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 South Beloit
 Wicker Park
 Indiana Dunes State Park (Dunes Nature Preserve)
 South Haven
   Ann Arbor 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Madison to Ann Arbor road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Madison to Ann Arbor. If you're planning a road trip to Ann Arbor, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Madison and Ann Arbor. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Madison and Ann Arbor. 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 Madison
drive for about 1 hour

11:03 am  South Beloit
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:03 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

12:56 pm  Algonquin
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:56 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

2:51 pm  Wicker Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:51 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

4:45 pm  Indiana Dunes State Park (Dunes Nature Preserve)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours

 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Indiana Dunes State Park (Dunes Nature Preserve)
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:25 pm  South Haven
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:25 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

2:18 pm  Kalamazoo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:18 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:00 pm  arrive in Ann Arbor

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Madison, Wisconsin.

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?

South Beloit


Wicker Park  (52 mentions)

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

South Haven  (7 answers)

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?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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

What are some things to do in Ann Arbor?

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:

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

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Ann Arbor for a first time visitor?  (5 answers)

profile  feras from Saudi Arabia asked:
Ann Arbor: reccomended activities  (3 answers)

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

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 Ann Arbor to Madison 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 Madison to Ann Arbor. Or get a full Madison to Ann Arbor 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 Madison well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Madison!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 396 miles
driving time of 6 hours
Ann Arbor is 1 hour ahead of Madison
24 Madison travel answers
7 South Haven travel answers
9 Kalamazoo travel answers
9 Ann Arbor travel answers


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