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Los Angeles to Philadelphia drive

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  Los Angeles
 Kingman
 Sedona
 Albuquerque
 Oklahoma City
 St. Louis
 Indianapolis
 Fallingwater
2 travelers   /   driving   /   6 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Los Angeles to Philadelphia road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles and Philadelphia. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Los Angeles and Philadelphia. 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 Los Angeles
drive for about 5 hours

2:49 pm  Kingman
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:49 pm
drive for about 3 hours

6:37 pm  Sedona
eat at Elote Cafe
stay overnight at Enchantment Resort
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Enchantment Resort
drive for about 5 hours

4:08 pm  Albuquerque
stay overnight at Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
drive for about 8 hours

6:01 pm  Oklahoma City
eat at Kitchen No. 324
stay overnight at The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
drive for about 7.5 hours

5:33 pm  St. Louis
eat at Pappy's Smokehouse
stay overnight at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 5

11:00 am  leave from Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
drive for about 4 hours

2:58 pm  Indianapolis
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 6

9:00 am  leave from Indianapolis
drive for about 7 hours

3:56 pm  Fallingwater
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:56 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

9:25 pm  arrive in Philadelphia
stay at Loews Hotel Philadelphia

day 6 driving ≈ 11.5 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Los Angeles, California.

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?

Kingman  (10 answers)

Sedona  (73 answers)
    Chapel of the Holy Cross  (4 mentions)
    Slide Rock State Park  (4 mentions)
    Oak Creek Canyon  (3 mentions)
    Bell Rock Trail  (3 mentions)
    Devils Bridge  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Sedona:
        Elote Cafe
    hotels around Sedona:
        Enchantment Resort
    questions about Sedona:
        Best things to do in Sedona besides hiking?
        Nature Lover in Sedona
        Vortex Hike/ Sound healing
        Best hikes and natural swimming holes
        Going on a roadtrip to Sedona, AZ. Is taking I-10 better route?

Albuquerque  (82 answers)
    Old Town Albuquerque  (3 mentions)
    New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science  (2 mentions)
    Explora!  (2 mentions)
    Nob Hill  (2 mentions)
    Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Albuquerque:
        Frontier Restaurant
        Standard Diner
        Frontier Restaurant
    hotels around Albuquerque:
        Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
    questions about Albuquerque:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?
        Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
        Temporary home!
        The High Road tour

Oklahoma City  (25 answers)
    Boathouse District  (4 mentions)
    Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum  (3 mentions)
    AT&T Bricktown Ballpark  (2 mentions)
    Science Museum Oklahoma  (2 mentions)
    Stockyards City Main Street  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Oklahoma City:
        Kitchen No. 324
        Big Truck Tacos
        Waffle Champion
        Cheever's Cafe
        Museum Cafe
    hotels around Oklahoma City:
        The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
    questions about Oklahoma City:
        Breakfast Restaurant in OKC
        What sort of hands-on things can I experience in OKC?
        What's the best neighborhood in Oklahoma City for a first time visitor?

St. Louis  (62 answers)
    Forest Park  (10 mentions)
    St. Louis Zoo  (6 mentions)
    City Museum  (5 mentions)
    Gateway Arch  (4 mentions)
    Urban Chestnut Brewing Company  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around St. Louis:
        Pappy's Smokehouse
        Ted Drewes
        Iron Barley Eating Establishment
        Pastaria
        Companion
    hotels around St. Louis:
        Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
        The Lemp Mansion
    questions about St. Louis:
        Good St. Louis dines?
        Great lunch places in St Louis
        Good family vacation within 10 hours of St. Louis (not Branson)?
        Where are the best places to stay in St. Louis?
        What's the best neighborhood in St. Louis for a first time visitor?

Indianapolis  (28 answers)
    Indianapolis Museum of Art  (4 mentions)
    Indianapolis Zoo  (2 mentions)
    questions about Indianapolis:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Indianapolis?
        Awesome food trucks?
        Best free things to do in Indianapolis?
        Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis

Fallingwater  (7 mentions)


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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,741 miles
driving time of 39 hours, 52 minutes
Philadelphia is 3 hours ahead of Los Angeles
573 Los Angeles travel answers
10 Kingman travel answers
73 Sedona travel answers
82 Albuquerque travel answers
25 Oklahoma City travel answers
62 St. Louis travel answers
28 Indianapolis travel answers
102 Philadelphia travel answers





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