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Boston to Philadelphia drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days


Boston to Philadelphia road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Boston to Philadelphia. If you're planning a road trip to Philadelphia, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, 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 51 minutes

10:51 am  Milford (Massachusetts)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:51 am
drive for about 47 minutes

12:37 pm  Old Sturbridge Village
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:37 pm
drive for about 58 minutes

2:35 pm  Hartford
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:35 pm
drive for about 42 minutes

4:17 pm  New Haven
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from New Haven
drive for about 1 hour

11:07 am  Blue Hill At Stone Barns
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:07 pm
drive for about 43 minutes

12:50 pm  New York City
eat at Katz's Delicatessen
stay for about 2 hours and leave at 2:50 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:06 pm  Princeton (New Jersey)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:06 pm
drive for about 58 minutes

6:05 pm  arrive in Philadelphia
eat at Reading Terminal Market
stay at Loews Hotel Philadelphia

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Boston, Massachusetts.

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?

Milford (Massachusetts)
    questions about Milford (Massachusetts):
        Restaurant
Old Sturbridge Village  (4 mentions)
Hartford  (10 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 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?
Blue Hill At Stone Barns  (3 mentions)
New York City  (589 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
    questions about New York City:
        Where do the cool kids stay in NYC these days?
        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!
Princeton (New Jersey)  (6 answers)
    restaurants around Princeton (New Jersey):
        Nassau Inn
    questions about Princeton (New Jersey):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Princeton (New Jersey)?
        What's the best neighborhood in Princeton (New Jersey) for a first time visitor?




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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



Where's the best place to stay in Philadelphia?

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 Philadelphia.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Loews Hotel Philadelphia, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Philadelphia? Click the blue button below.





Where's the best place to eat in Philadelphia?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Reading Terminal Market, which was mentioned 24 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Jim's Steaks  (20 mentions)
Pat's King of Steaks  (11 mentions)
Geno's Steaks  (8 mentions)
Zahav  (6 mentions)

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





What are some things to do in Philadelphia?

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:

The Liberty Bell  (12 mentions)
Independence Mall  (7 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 Philadelphia. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Hannah from Milwaukee asked:
What is there to do in Philly besides eat cheese steaks?  (14 answers)

profile  Scott from Chicago asked:
Pat's or Geno's: Which has the better cheesesteak?  (13 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Philadelphia?  (11 answers)

profile  Sharon from West Los Angeles asked:
Anybody know of great gems in the city I can dine at during my stay?  (9 answers)

profile  teri from Atlanta asked:
Eating out on a budget.  (9 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Philadelphia.





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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia. Or get a full Boston to Philadelphia 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!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 306 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 5 minutes
197 Boston travel answers
1 Milford (Massachusetts) travel answer
10 Hartford travel answers
8 New Haven travel answers
589 New York City travel answers
6 Princeton (New Jersey) travel answers
102 Philadelphia travel answers





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