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Miami to New York City drive

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  Miami
 Cape Canaveral
 Jacksonville
 Savannah
 Charleston
 Pinehurst
 Roanoke Rapids
 Washington, DC
 Philadelphia
   New York City 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Miami to New York City road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Miami to New York City. If you're planning a road trip to New York City, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Miami and New York City. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Miami and New York City. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in Miami
drive for about 3.5 hours

12:41 pm  Cape Canaveral
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:41 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:43 pm  Jacksonville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:43 pm
drive for about 2 hours

7:42 pm  Savannah
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Savannah
drive for about 2 hours

10:50 am  Charleston
stay for about 2.5 hours
and leave at 1:20 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

5:00 pm  Pinehurst
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:00 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

8:25 pm  Roanoke Rapids
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 3

8:00 am  leave from Roanoke Rapids
drive for about 3 hours

10:59 am  Washington, DC
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 2:59 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:27 pm  Philadelphia
stay for about 2.5 hours
and leave at 7:57 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

9:39 pm  arrive in New York City
stay at The Standard New York

day 3 driving ≈ 7 hours
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Miami to New York City questions

profile  WENDY asked:
miami to ny with kids where should i stop and sleep  (0 answers)

profile  Artan asked:
New york to miami  (0 answers)


Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Miami, 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?

Cape Canaveral  (6 mentions)

Jacksonville  (22 answers)
    questions about Jacksonville:
        What's the best neighborhood in Jacksonville for a first time visitor?

Savannah  (92 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
        What are fun things to do in Savannah on a budget?
        Little Ones in Savannah
        Great restaurants in Savannah

Charleston  (117 answers)
    King Street  (8 mentions)
    Boone Hall Plantation  (6 mentions)
    The Battery  (6 mentions)
    Folly Beach  (5 mentions)
    Waterfront Park  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Charleston:
        Husk
        Hominy Grill
        FIG
        Slightly North of Broad
        Bowen's Island Restaurant
    questions about Charleston:
        Two day trip - what are the must sees, eats, and drinks?
        Best oceanfront place to stay closest to Charleston SC
        Dinner with family in Charleston tonight...
        Newbie in Charleston, How to Spend an Afternoon
        Afternoon in Charleston

Pinehurst  (3 answers)

Roanoke Rapids

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.?
        Best of the Smithsonian?
        9 year d boy
        Where to stay outside of the city?

Philadelphia  (102 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 there to do in Philly besides eat cheese steaks?
        Pat's or Geno's: Which has the better cheesesteak?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Philadelphia?
        Anybody know of great gems in the city I can dine at during my stay?
        Eating out on a budget.


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is New York, New York.

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


Where's the best place to stay in New York City?

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 New York City.

You can also see most people recommend as the best amount of time to visit. Find out how many days in New York City to stay.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Standard New York, which was mentioned 15 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Ace Hotel New York  (15 mentions)
The Plaza  (14 mentions)
Hotel Gansevoort  (12 mentions)
Crosby Street Hotel  (11 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in New York City? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in New York City?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Katz's Delicatessen, which was mentioned 37 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Shake Shack  (23 mentions)
Lombardi's Pizza  (20 mentions)
Balthazar Restaurant  (19 mentions)
Eataly  (19 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in New York City? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in New York City?

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:

Central Park  (149 mentions)
High Line Park  (110 mentions)
Statue of Liberty  (69 mentions)
Times Square  (59 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 New York City. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Chris from Manhattan Beach asked:
Where do the cool kids stay in NYC these days?  (37 answers)

profile  Ebe from Sao Paulo asked:
Is it a good idea to visit NYC in December?  (27 answers)

profile  Phil from Seattle asked:
48 Hours in NYC - I NEED to know the best Pizza spots!  (23 answers)

profile  Julia from Paris asked:
free or cheap things to do in NYC  (23 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in New York City?  (23 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to New York City.




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 New York City to Miami 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 Miami to New York City. Or get a full Miami to New York City 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 Miami well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Miami!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,276 miles
driving time of 18 hours, 31 minutes
New York City is the same time as Miami
139 Miami travel answers
22 Jacksonville travel answers
92 Savannah travel answers
117 Charleston travel answers
3 Pinehurst travel answers
168 Washington, DC travel answers
102 Philadelphia travel answers
601 New York City travel answers





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