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Mount Vernon to Detroit drive in 1 day

2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets


Mount Vernon to Detroit road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Mount Vernon to Detroit. If you're planning a road trip to Detroit, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Mount Vernon and Detroit. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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8:00 am  start in Mount Vernon
drive for about 1 hour

9:10 am  Altamont
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 10:10 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:52 am  Terre Haute
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:52 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:11 pm  Indianapolis
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:11 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:34 pm  Marion (Indiana)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:34 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

6:29 pm  Fort Wayne
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 7:29 pm
drive for about 1 hour

8:35 pm  Ramada Inn Bryan Montpelier Oh
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 9:35 pm
drive for about 1 hour

10:44 pm  Toledo (Ohio)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:44 pm
drive for about 1 hour

12:47 am (past midnight)  arrive in Detroit

driving ≈ 10 hours


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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Mount Vernon, Illinois.

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?

Altamont
Terre Haute  (2 answers)
Indianapolis  (28 answers)
    Indianapolis Museum of Art  (4 mentions)
    Indianapolis Zoo  (2 mentions)
    questions about Indianapolis:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Indianapolis?
        Awesome food trucks?
        Best free things to do in Indianapolis?
        Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis
Marion (Indiana)
Fort Wayne
Ramada Inn Bryan Montpelier Oh
Toledo (Ohio)  (8 answers)
    Toledo Zoo  (2 mentions)
    questions about Toledo (Ohio):
        Where's a fun place for breakfast in Toledo 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!

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

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

profile  Casey from Cambridge (Massachusetts) asked:
What is there to see in Detroit?  (4 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 Detroit to Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon to Detroit. Or get a full Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Mount Vernon!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 493 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 3 minutes
Detroit is 1 hour ahead of Mount Vernon
2 Mount Vernon travel answers
1 Altamont travel answer
2 Terre Haute travel answers
28 Indianapolis travel answers
1 Marion (Indiana) travel answer
1 Fort Wayne travel answer
8 Toledo (Ohio) travel answers
23 Detroit travel answers





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