Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from New York City to Cleveland. If you're planning a road trip to Cleveland, 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.
11:00 am start in New York City
drive for about 2.5 hours
1:22 pm Reading (Pennsylvania)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:22 pm
drive for about 1 hour
3:28 pm Harrisburg
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am
day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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10:00 am leave from Harrisburg
drive for about 3.5 hours
1:31 pm Pittsburgh
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 3:01 pm
drive for about 2 hours
5:05 pm arrive in Cleveland
eat at Lola
stay at The Cleveland Hostel
day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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Reading (Pennsylvania) (4 answers)
Harrisburg (25 answers)
questions about Harrisburg:
What are the 5 best sights to see in Harrisburg PA
Pittsburgh (61 answers)
Andy Warhol Museum (9 mentions)
Carnegie Museum of Natural History (8 mentions)
National Aviary (6 mentions)
Carnegie Museum of Art (6 mentions)
Phipps Conservatory (5 mentions)
restaurants around Pittsburgh:
questions about Pittsburgh:
First timer to Pittsburgh, what should I explore?
First time to Pittsburgh, what are things a first time visitor has to do?
What's the best neighborhood in Pittsburgh for a first time visitor?
Parking spots for a 45' motorcoach in or near downtown Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh on a budget?
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 Cleveland.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Cleveland Hostel, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.
Want to research more popular hotels in Cleveland? Click the blue button below.
Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Lola, which was mentioned 13 times.
Here are some more restaurants people talk about:
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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:
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 Cleveland. Click on any question to see answers from the community!
Katie from Columbus asked:
Good restaurants for business dinner? (10 answers)
Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Cleveland? (10 answers)
Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Cleveland for a first time visitor? (10 answers)
Hayden from Cleveland asked:
New to the city, friend coming to visit: What should we do? (6 answers)
Kelly from Massachusetts asked:
Fun things to do (4 answers)
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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 Cleveland to New York City 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 New York City to Cleveland. Or get a full New York City to Cleveland flight plan.
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