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Atlanta to New York City drive

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  Atlanta
 Greenville
 Charlotte
 Durham (North Carolina)
 Richmond
 Alexandria (Virginia)
 Philadelphia
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Atlanta to New York City road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Atlanta to New York City. If you're planning a road trip to New York City, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Atlanta and New York City. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Atlanta and New York City. 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 in Atlanta
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:24 pm  Greenville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:24 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:00 pm  Charlotte
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:00 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:09 pm  Durham (North Carolina)
eat at Mateo Bar de Tapas
stay overnight at Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club
drive for about 2.5 hours

11:16 am  Richmond
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:16 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:54 pm  Alexandria (Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:54 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:28 pm  Philadelphia
stay for about 2.5 hours
and leave at 7:58 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

9:39 pm  arrive in New York City
stay at The Standard New York

day 2 driving ≈ 8 hours
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Atlanta to New York City questions

profile  ANDREW from Perth asked:
Driving Atlanta GA to New York City end May 2019 - 6 days?  (8 answers)


Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Atlanta, Georgia.

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?

Greenville  (12 answers)
    Falls Park on the Reedy  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Greenville:
        Coffee Underground
    questions about Greenville:
        Any good studying coffeeshops around Greenville?
        Best free things to do in Greenville?

Charlotte  (28 answers)
    Halcyon Flavors From the Earth  (4 mentions)
    EpiCentre  (2 mentions)
    7th Street Public Market  (2 mentions)
    Mint Museum UPTOWN  (2 mentions)
    Discovery Place  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Charlotte:
        Amelie's French Bakery
        Birdsong Brewing Co.
        Rooster's Southpark
        Cabo Fish Taco
        Georges Brasserie
    questions about Charlotte:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Charlotte?
        What's the best neighborhood in Charlotte for a first time visitor?
        Nice suburbs to stay just outside Charlotte
        Farm to Table Dining in Charlotte
        What to do in Charlotte while celebrating a 60th Birthday?

Durham (North Carolina)  (9 answers)
    Sarah P. Duke Gardens  (3 mentions)
    Durham Performing Arts Center  (2 mentions)
    Duke University  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Durham (North Carolina):
        Mateo Bar de Tapas
    hotels around Durham (North Carolina):
        Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club
    questions about Durham (North Carolina):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Durham (North Carolina)?
        Looking for a restaurant that will accomodate a group

Richmond  (10 answers)
    Carytown  (4 mentions)
    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Richmond:
        Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue
    questions about Richmond:
        What is there to do in Richmond?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Richmond?
        Nightlife in Richmond & hotels?

Alexandria (Virginia)  (19 answers)
    National Mall  (30 mentions)
    National Air and Space Museum  (29 mentions)
    Washington Monument  (25 mentions)
    Museum of Natural History  (23 mentions)
    Lincoln Memorial  (22 mentions)
    restaurants around Alexandria (Virginia):
        National Gallery of Art
        Mitsitam Cafe
        Founding Farmers
        Rose's Luxury
        Pavilion Café
    questions about Alexandria (Virginia):
        What's the best neighborhood in Alexandria (Virginia) for a first time visitor?

Philadelphia  (102 answers)
    Philadelphia Museum of Art  (16 mentions)
    The Liberty Bell  (12 mentions)
    Eastern State Penitentiary  (8 mentions)
    Spruce Street Harbor Park  (8 mentions)
    Independence Mall  (7 mentions)
    restaurants around Philadelphia:
        Reading Terminal Market
        Jim's Steaks
        Pat's King of Steaks
        Geno's Steaks
        Zahav
    questions about Philadelphia:
        What is there to do in Philly besides eat cheese steaks?
        Pat's or Geno's: Which has the better cheesesteak?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Philadelphia?
        Anybody know of great gems in the city I can dine at during my stay?
        Eating out on a budget.


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is New York, New York.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.


Where's the best place to stay in New York City?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in New York City.

You can also see most people recommend as the best amount of time to visit. Find out how many days in New York City to stay.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Standard New York, which was mentioned 15 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Ace Hotel New York  (15 mentions)
The Plaza  (14 mentions)
Hotel Gansevoort  (12 mentions)
Crosby Street Hotel  (11 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in New York City? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in New York City?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Katz's Delicatessen, which was mentioned 37 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Shake Shack  (23 mentions)
Lombardi's Pizza  (20 mentions)
Balthazar Restaurant  (19 mentions)
Eataly  (19 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in New York City? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in New York City?

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:

Central Park  (149 mentions)
High Line Park  (110 mentions)
Statue of Liberty  (69 mentions)
Times Square  (59 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 New York City. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Chris from Manhattan Beach asked:
Where do the cool kids stay in NYC these days?  (37 answers)

profile  Ebe from Sao Paulo asked:
Is it a good idea to visit NYC in December?  (27 answers)

profile  Phil from Seattle asked:
48 Hours in NYC - I NEED to know the best Pizza spots!  (23 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in New York City?  (23 answers)

profile  Julia from Paris asked:
free or cheap things to do in NYC  (23 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to New York City.




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 New York City to Atlanta 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 Atlanta to New York City. Or get a full Atlanta to New York City 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 Atlanta well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Atlanta!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 864 miles
driving time of 13 hours, 7 minutes
New York City is the same time as Atlanta
120 Atlanta travel answers
12 Greenville travel answers
28 Charlotte travel answers
9 Durham (North Carolina) travel answers
10 Richmond travel answers
19 Alexandria (Virginia) travel answers
102 Philadelphia travel answers
601 New York City travel answers





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