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Charlottesville to Cape May via Washington, DC

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  Charlottesville
 Warrenton (Virginia)
 Washington, DC
 Baltimore
 Aberdeen (Maryland)
 Carneys Point
 Buena
   Washington, DC 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Charlottesville to Cape May road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Charlottesville to Cape May. If you're planning a road trip to Cape May, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Charlottesville and Washington, DC. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Charlottesville and Washington, DC. 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 Charlottesville
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:28 am  Warrenton (Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:28 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

1:23 pm  Washington, DC
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 3:23 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

4:20 pm  Baltimore
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 Baltimore
drive for about 45 minutes

10:45 am  Aberdeen (Maryland)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:45 am
drive for about 49 minutes

12:34 pm  Carneys Point
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:34 pm
drive for about 48 minutes

2:22 pm  Buena
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:22 pm
drive for about 51 minutes

4:13 pm  arrive in Cape May

day 2 driving ≈ 3 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Charlottesville, Virginia.

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?

Warrenton (Virginia)  (3 answers)
    questions about Warrenton (Virginia):
        Best free things to do in Warrenton (Virginia)?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Warrenton (Virginia)?

Washington, DC  (168 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 Washington, DC:
        National Gallery of Art
        Mitsitam Cafe
        Founding Farmers
        Rose's Luxury
        Pavilion CafĂ©
    questions about Washington, DC:
        Best hotel near museums
        Fun free things to do in D.C.?
        Where to stay outside of the city?
        Getting from Union Station to National Mall?
        How to make the most of three days in DC

Baltimore  (45 answers)
    Fells Point  (11 mentions)
    Inner Harbor  (7 mentions)
    Lexington Market  (4 mentions)
    Canton  (4 mentions)
    The Helmand  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Baltimore:
        G&M Restaurant and Lounge
        Faidley's Seafood & Fresh Fish Market
        Phillips Seafood
        The Abbey Burger Bistro
        Max's Taphouse
    questions about Baltimore:
        Best place to get seafood and crab cakes in Baltimore?
        Authentic, non-chain restaurant for dinner with a child (with a well-refined palate) near the Inner Harbor?
        Family-friendly seafood restaurant
        Best free things to do in Baltimore?
        Best sports bars to watch football?

Aberdeen (Maryland)  (2 answers)
    questions about Aberdeen (Maryland):
        Where is a safe place to spend the night

Carneys Point

Buena


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Cape May, New Jersey.

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


What are some things to do in Cape May?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

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 Cape May. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Cape May?  (1 answer)

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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 Cape May to Charlottesville 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 Charlottesville to Cape May. Or get a full Charlottesville to Cape May 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 Charlottesville well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Charlottesville!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 308 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 54 minutes
15 Charlottesville travel answers
3 Warrenton (Virginia) travel answers
168 Washington, DC travel answers
45 Baltimore travel answers
2 Aberdeen (Maryland) travel answers
1 Carneys Point travel answer
15 Cape May travel answers





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