The flight distance from Detroit, Michigan to San Diego, California is:

1,972 miles / 3 173 km

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Distance from Detroit, MI to San Diego, CA

The total distance from Detroit, MI to San Diego, CA is 1,972 miles.

This is equivalent to 3 173 kilometers or 1,713 nautical miles.

Your trip begins in Detroit, Michigan.
It ends in San Diego, California.

Your flight direction from Detroit, MI to San Diego, CA is West (-98 degrees from North).

The distance calculator helps you figure out how far it is to fly from Detroit, MI to San Diego, CA. It does this by computing the straight line flying distance ("as the crow flies"). It uses the great circle formula to compute the total travel mileage.

Detroit, Michigan

City: Detroit
State: Michigan
Country: United States
Category: cities

San Diego, California

City: San Diego
State: California
Country: United States
Category: cities

Flight distance calculator

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