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Boston to New York City via Rhode Island

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Boston to New York City road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Boston to New York City. If you're planning a road trip to New York City, 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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10:00 am  start in Boston
drive for about 1 hour

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

1:51 pm  New Haven
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:51 pm
drive for about 47 minutes

3:37 pm  Stamford (Connecticut)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:37 pm
drive for about 45 minutes

5:22 pm  Central Park
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 7:07 pm
drive for about 10 minutes

7:18 pm  arrive in New York City
eat at Katz's Delicatessen
stay at The Standard New York

driving ≈ 4.5 hours


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Boston to New York City questions

profile  Peter from Los Angeles asked:
Day Trip: NYC to Boston  (6 answers)


Where should I stop along the way?

Rhode Island  (14 mentions)
    questions about Rhode Island:
        Is it worth the drive

New Haven  (8 answers)
    restaurants around New Haven:
        Modern Apizza
        Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
        Goodfellas Restaurant
    questions about New Haven:
        What's the best neighborhood in New Haven for a first time visitor?
        Let's get serious about Pizza..... Sally's? Pepes? or Modern?

Stamford (Connecticut)  (3 answers)
    questions about Stamford (Connecticut):
        Healthy grocery store near Stamford Marriott?

Central Park  (159 mentions)


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

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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 235 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 9 minutes
226 Boston travel answers
8 New Haven travel answers
3 Stamford (Connecticut) travel answers
622 New York City travel answers





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