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Cranston to Alexandria (Virginia) drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Cranston to Alexandria (Virginia) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Cranston to Alexandria (Virginia). If you're planning a road trip to Alexandria (Virginia), 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 Cranston
drive for about 56 minutes

10:56 am  Mystic Seaport
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:56 am
drive for about 1 hour

1:05 pm  New Haven
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:05 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:24 pm  Bronx Zoo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:24 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

5:20 pm  New Brunswick
eat at THE FROG AND THE PEACH
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 2

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

11:09 am  Philadelphia
eat at Reading Terminal Market
stay for about 3 hours
and leave at 2:09 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:51 pm  Baltimore
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:51 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:54 pm  arrive in Alexandria (Virginia)
eat at Mitsitam Cafe
stay at JW Marriott Hotel

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Mystic Seaport  (10 mentions)

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?

Bronx Zoo  (23 mentions)

New Brunswick  (8 answers)
    Zimmerli Art Museum  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around New Brunswick:
        THE FROG AND THE PEACH
    questions about New Brunswick:
        Is there anything worth seeing/doing/eating in or around New Brunswick, NJ???
        What's the best neighborhood in New Brunswick for a first time visitor?

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.

Baltimore  (54 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?
        Best free things to do in Baltimore?
        Authentic, non-chain restaurant for dinner with a child (with a well-refined palate) near the Inner Harbor?
        Family-friendly seafood restaurant
        What is your favorite restaurant in Baltimore?


Where's the best place to stay in Alexandria (Virginia)?

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 Alexandria (Virginia).

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out JW Marriott Hotel, which was mentioned 5 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Willard  (3 mentions)
W Washington DC  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Alexandria (Virginia)? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Alexandria (Virginia)?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Mitsitam Cafe, which was mentioned 10 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Founding Farmers  (9 mentions)
Rose's Luxury  (9 mentions)
Pavilion CafĂ©  (8 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Alexandria (Virginia)? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Alexandria (Virginia)?

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:

National Mall  (30 mentions)
Washington Monument  (25 mentions)
Lincoln Memorial  (22 mentions)
National Gallery of Art  (19 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 Alexandria (Virginia). Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Alexandria (Virginia) for a first time visitor?  (4 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 Alexandria (Virginia) to Cranston 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 Cranston to Alexandria (Virginia). Or get a full Cranston to Alexandria (Virginia) 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 Cranston well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Cranston!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 414 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 45 minutes
8 New Haven travel answers
8 New Brunswick travel answers
122 Philadelphia travel answers
54 Baltimore travel answers
22 Alexandria (Virginia) travel answers





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