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Indianapolis to Philadelphia drive in 1 day

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  Indianapolis
 Richmond (Indiana)
 Columbus
 Wheeling (West Virginia)
 Breezewood
 Mechanicsburg
   Philadelphia 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Indianapolis to Philadelphia road trip planner

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

9:15 am  Richmond (Indiana)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:15 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:53 am  Columbus
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:53 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:00 pm  Wheeling (West Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:00 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

6:45 pm  Breezewood
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:45 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

9:12 pm  Mechanicsburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:12 pm
drive for about 2 hours

12:14 am (past midnight)  arrive in Philadelphia
stay at Loews Hotel Philadelphia

driving ≈ 11 hours


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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Indianapolis, Indiana.

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?

Richmond (Indiana)
    questions about Richmond (Indiana):
        What's the best neighborhood in Richmond (Indiana) for a first time visitor?

Columbus  (27 answers)
    The Short North  (3 mentions)
    Wolf's Ridge Brewing  (2 mentions)
    Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse  (2 mentions)
    North Market  (2 mentions)
    Columbus Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Columbus:
        Late Night Slice
        Northstar CafĂ©
        Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
        The Thurman Cafe
        Lavash Cafe
    questions about Columbus:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Columbus?
        Where should we eat in Columbus?
        What to see and eat in Short North with just a day?
        What's the best neighborhood in Columbus for a first time visitor?
        Traveling thru Columbus Ohio on I -71 need a motel near by.

Wheeling (West Virginia)  (3 answers)

Breezewood

Mechanicsburg  (3 answers)


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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 643 miles
driving time of 9 hours, 50 minutes
Philadelphia is the same time as Indianapolis
28 Indianapolis travel answers
1 Richmond (Indiana) travel answer
27 Columbus travel answers
3 Wheeling (West Virginia) travel answers
1 Breezewood travel answer
3 Mechanicsburg travel answers
102 Philadelphia travel answers





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