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Fort Myers to Philadelphia drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days



Fort Myers to Philadelphia road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Fort Myers 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 Fort Myers
drive for about 2 hours

11:53 am  Tampa
eat at Ulele
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:53 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

4:16 pm  Jacksonville
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:16 pm
drive for about 2 hours

7:16 pm  Savannah
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Savannah
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:45 pm  Myrtle Beach
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:45 pm
drive for about 3 hours

5:38 pm  Raleigh
eat at The Pit
stay overnight at The Umstead Hotel & Spa
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from The Umstead Hotel & Spa
drive for about 2.5 hours

11:34 am  Richmond
eat at Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:34 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:29 pm  Washington, DC
stay for about 3.5 hours and leave at 5:59 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

8:28 pm  arrive in Philadelphia
stay at Loews Hotel Philadelphia

day 3 driving ≈ 7 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Fort Myers, Florida.

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?

Tampa  (54 answers)
    International Plaza and Bay Street  (6 mentions)
    Busch Gardens Tampa  (5 mentions)
    Bayshore Blvd  (4 mentions)
    Tampa Riverwalk  (4 mentions)
    South Howard Ave  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Tampa:
        Ulele
        Piquant Hyde Park
        Oxford Exchange
        Bern's Steak House
        Ava
    questions about Tampa:
        Best new restaurants in Tampa?
        Popular areas in Tampa for shopping?
        Beaches around Tampa
        Best free things to do in Tampa?
        Weekend ideas for a first timer in Tampa
Jacksonville  (21 answers)
    questions about Jacksonville:
        What's the best neighborhood in Jacksonville for a first time visitor?
Savannah  (84 answers)
    Forsyth Park  (9 mentions)
    Bonaventure Cemetery  (5 mentions)
    Savannah's Historic District  (3 mentions)
    The Pirates House Savannah GA  (3 mentions)
    River Street  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Savannah:
        Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room
        Crystal Beer Parlor
        The Olde Pink House
        Gryphon Tea Room
        Clary's Cafe
    questions about Savannah:
        What is your favorite under rated attraction in Savannah?
        Leisurely trip to Savannah
        Things to do and where to stay
        What are fun things to do in Savannah on a budget?
        Little Ones in Savannah
Myrtle Beach  (37 answers)
    Broadway At the Beach  (2 mentions)
    questions about Myrtle Beach:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Myrtle Beach?
        Things to do, see, and eat in Myrtle Beach
        Romantic beach-front hotel
        Looking for nice place to stay oceanfront w/ lazy river & on site cooking
        I only have 4 days -- what should I do?
Raleigh  (13 answers)
    North Carolina Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Raleigh:
        The Pit
        Poole's
        Bida Manda
    hotels around Raleigh:
        The Umstead Hotel & Spa
    questions about Raleigh:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Raleigh?
        Best Non-Chain Restaurants for Families
        What's the best neighborhood in Raleigh for a first time visitor?
Richmond  (8 answers)
    Carytown  (4 mentions)
    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Richmond:
        Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue
    questions about Richmond:
        What is there to do in Richmond?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Richmond?
        Nightlife in Richmond & hotels?
Washington, DC  (152 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 Café
    questions about Washington, DC:
        Best hotel near museums
        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
        Best of the Smithsonian?




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!

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

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

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

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

 teri brown 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 Fort Myers 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 Fort Myers to Philadelphia. Or get a full Fort Myers 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 Fort Myers well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Fort Myers!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,161 miles
driving time of 17 hours, 1 minute
Philadelphia is the same time as Fort Myers
7 Fort Myers travel answers
54 Tampa travel answers
21 Jacksonville travel answers
84 Savannah travel answers
37 Myrtle Beach travel answers
13 Raleigh travel answers
8 Richmond travel answers
152 Washington, DC travel answers
96 Philadelphia travel answers





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