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Michigan to Florida drive

driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Michigan to Florida road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Michigan to Florida. If you're planning a road trip to Florida, 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

10:00 am  start at Michigan
drive for about 2 hours

11:51 am  Ann Arbor
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:51 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:05 pm  Dayton
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Dayton
drive for about 5 hours

2:53 pm  Knoxville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:53 pm
drive for about 3 hours

6:57 pm  Marietta
eat at Pappasito's Cantina
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Marietta
drive for about 4 hours

1:02 pm  Valdosta
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:02 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:57 pm  Jacksonville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:57 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

8:27 pm  arrive at Florida

day 3 driving ≈ 9.5 hours
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Michigan to Florida questions

profile  Cheryl asked:
Pet friendly place to stop  (1 answer)

profile  Beverly asked:
Pet friendly places to stop on the way  (1 answer)

Where should I stop along the way?

Ann Arbor  (12 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

Dayton  (5 answers)
    questions about Dayton:

Knoxville  (25 answers)
    questions about Knoxville:
        New Years in Knoxville reccomendations
        Pet friendly lodging near Knoxville, TN

Marietta  (8 answers)
    Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park  (3 mentions)
    Marietta Square  (2 mentions)
    Silver Comet Trail  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Marietta:
        Pappasito's Cantina
        Marietta Diner
    questions about Marietta:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Marietta?
        Best free things to do in Marietta?

Valdosta  (5 answers)

Jacksonville  (26 answers)
    questions about Jacksonville:
        What's the best neighborhood in Jacksonville for a first time visitor?
        Great places to stop with kids!

What are some things to do in Florida?

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

profile  Delbert from asked:
Would this be a good area to stay three or four days? July a good time?  (7 answers)

profile  Serena from San Francisco asked:
Where to go for a romantic (and also fun) weekend in Florida?  (6 answers)

profile  Georgia from Minneapolis asked:
Where is the best beach town in Florida?  (4 answers)

profile  Mary from Pennsylvania asked:
1 month beach vacation in SW Florida  (3 answers)

profile  Liv from Cape Cod asked:
What to see on a road trip through Florida?  (2 answers)

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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 Florida to Michigan 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 Michigan to Florida. Or get a full Michigan to Florida 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 Michigan well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Michigan!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,294 miles
driving time of 19 hours, 11 minutes
Florida is the same time as Michigan
20 Michigan travel answers
12 Ann Arbor travel answers
5 Dayton travel answers
25 Knoxville travel answers
8 Marietta travel answers
5 Valdosta travel answers
26 Jacksonville travel answers
95 Florida travel answers


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