side trip

noun
a brief excursion off the main route of an itinerary, as to visit a particular person or place.

Origin:
1820–30, Americanism

side tripper, noun
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But the cost of a side trip for business purposes is deductible.
So everyone takes a little side trip that turns out to be far more than they
  expected.
The tour also includes a side trip to a spring-fed swimming area.
Often, hotels and hostels will allow you to store larger bags while you take a
  side trip.
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