Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Francisco 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 San Francisco and Detroit. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between San Francisco and Detroit. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
Your starting point is San Francisco, California.
You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.
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.
Reno (30 answers)
Truckee River (2 mentions)
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino (2 mentions)
questions about Reno:
What's the best neighborhood in Reno for a first time visitor?
Dog-friendly hotels in Reno?
Elko (5 answers)
Salt Lake City (63 answers)
Temple Square (8 mentions)
Liberty Park (5 mentions)
Tracy Aviary (3 mentions)
Red Butte Garden & Arboretum (2 mentions)
The Beehive House (2 mentions)
restaurants around Salt Lake City:
Maxwell's East Coast Eatery
Pig and A Jelly Jar
questions about Salt Lake City:
What is your favorite restaurant in Salt Lake City?
What's the best, cant-miss meal in Salt Lake City?
Centrally-Located Hotels in Salt Lake City?
Winter time activities in Salt Lake City
Places to bar hop and night life in SLC?
Cheyenne (13 answers)
questions about Cheyenne:
Driving from Kennesaw ga to Cheyenne wy
What are some "must see" places in Cheyenne.
North Platte (2 answers)
Omaha (17 answers)
Henry Doorly Zoo (8 mentions)
Joslyn Art Museum (3 mentions)
Lauritzen Gardens (2 mentions)
The Durham Museum (2 mentions)
Omaha Children's Museum (2 mentions)
restaurants around Omaha:
Stokes Grill & Bar Wood Fired Foods
801 Chophouse at The Paxton
Lo Sole Mio Ristorante
questions about Omaha:
Best free things to do in Omaha?
Low-key bachelor party activities in Omaha?
Dog friendly hotels
Chicago (271 answers)
Millennium Park (54 mentions)
The Art Institute of Chicago (48 mentions)
Shedd Aquarium (46 mentions)
Willis Tower (38 mentions)
Lincoln Park Zoo (35 mentions)
restaurants around Chicago:
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
Girl & the Goat
hotels around Chicago:
The James Chicago Hotel
Hotel Palomar Chicago
Acme Hotel Company Chicago
Virgin Hotels Chicago
questions about Chicago:
Best Chicago pizza?
What is your favorite restaurant in Chicago?
What to do in one weekend in Chicago?
What are the coolest hotels in downtown Chicago?
Your final destination is Detroit, Michigan.
You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.
Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Slows Bar-B-Q, which was mentioned 3 times.
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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:
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