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Boston to Baltimore via Washington, DC

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Boston to Baltimore road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Boston to Baltimore. If you're planning a road trip to Baltimore, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. 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 Boston
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:15 am  Old Sturbridge Village (Massachusetts)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:15 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

1:09 pm  Hartford
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:09 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:18 pm  New York City
stay overnight at The Standard New York
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from The Standard New York
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:43 am  Philadelphia
stay for about 3 hours
and leave at 1:43 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:08 pm  Washington, DC
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 8:08 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

9:05 pm  arrive in Baltimore

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Old Sturbridge Village (Massachusetts)  (4 mentions)

Hartford  (14 answers)
    The Mark Twain House & Museum  (4 mentions)
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    questions about Hartford:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Hartford?

New York City  (622 answers)
    Central Park  (149 mentions)
    High Line Park  (110 mentions)
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art  (85 mentions)
    Statue of Liberty  (69 mentions)
    Times Square  (59 mentions)
    restaurants around New York City:
        Katz's Delicatessen
        Shake Shack
        Lombardi's Pizza
        Balthazar Restaurant
        Eataly
    hotels around New York City:
        The Standard New York
        Ace Hotel New York
        The Plaza
        Hotel Gansevoort
        Crosby Street Hotel
    questions about New York City:
        Is it a good idea to visit NYC in December?
        free or cheap things to do in NYC
        What is your favorite restaurant in New York City?
        48 Hours in NYC - I NEED to know the best Pizza spots!
        Which NYC museums are must see? We only have time for two.

Philadelphia  (122 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 your favorite restaurant in Philadelphia?
        What is there to do in Philly besides eat cheese steaks?
        Pat's or Geno's: Which has the better cheesesteak?
        Anybody know of great gems in the city I can dine at during my stay?
        Eating out on a budget.

Washington, DC  (179 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)
    National Gallery of Art  (19 mentions)
    restaurants around Washington, DC:
        Mitsitam Cafe
        Founding Farmers
        Rose's Luxury
        Pavilion CafĂ©
    questions about Washington, DC:
        Best hotel near museums
        Best free things to do in Washington, DC?
        Fun free things to do in D.C.?
        Getting from Union Station to National Mall?
        How to make the most of three days in DC


Where's the best place to eat in Baltimore?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest G&M Restaurant and Lounge, which was mentioned 6 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Phillips Seafood  (3 mentions)
Max's Taphouse  (3 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Baltimore? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Baltimore?

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:

Fells Point  (11 mentions)
Inner Harbor  (7 mentions)
Lexington Market  (4 mentions)
Canton  (4 mentions)
The Helmand  (3 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 Baltimore. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  April from Pembroke (North Carolina) asked:
Best place to get seafood and crab cakes in Baltimore?  (14 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Baltimore?  (11 answers)

profile  Tamara from Providence asked:
Authentic, non-chain restaurant for dinner with a child (with a well-refined palate) near the Inner Harbor?  (8 answers)

profile  Erin from Edwardsville asked:
Family-friendly seafood restaurant  (7 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Baltimore?  (5 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 Baltimore to Boston 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 Boston to Baltimore. Or get a full Boston to Baltimore 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 Boston well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Boston!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 484 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 10 minutes
226 Boston travel answers
14 Hartford travel answers
622 New York City travel answers
122 Philadelphia travel answers
179 Washington, DC travel answers
54 Baltimore travel answers





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