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New York City to Halifax drive

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New York City to Halifax road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from New York City to Halifax. If you're planning a road trip to Halifax, 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, 9:00 am:  start in New York City
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 1, 10:36 am:  New Haven
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:36 am
drive for about 2 hours

Day 1, 1:49 pm:  Boston
stay for about 4 hours and leave at 5:49 pm
drive for about 2 hours

Day 1, 7:36 pm:  Portland (Maine)
stay overnight at Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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Day 2, 9:00 am:  leave from Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 2, 10:34 am:  Rockland
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:34 am
drive for about 3.5 hours

Day 2, 3:01 pm:  Saint John
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:01 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 2, 5:36 pm:  Moncton
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:36 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

Day 2, 9:15 pm:  arrive in Halifax
stay at Halifax Citadel

day 2 driving ≈ 9 hours
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Enter a city to drive through on the way from New York City to Halifax.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is New York, New York.

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?

New Haven  (8 answers)
    restaurants around New Haven:
        Modern Apizza
        Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
        Goodfellas Restaurant
    questions about New Haven:
        What's the best neighborhood in New Haven for a first time visitor?
        Let's get serious about Pizza..... Sally's? Pepes? or Modern?
Boston  (175 answers)
    Faneuil Hall  (30 mentions)
    Freedom Trail  (29 mentions)
    Fenway Park  (26 mentions)
    Harvard Square  (18 mentions)
    Harvard University  (17 mentions)
    restaurants around Boston:
        Mike's Pastry
        Legal Sea Foods
        Island Creek Oyster Bar
        Neptune Oyster
        Alden & Harlow
    questions about Boston:
        Best way to get to downtown Boston from Logan Airport
        Is the Boston Freedom Trail worth a visit?
        Worried about Boston cold weather. What should I wear?
        Where are the best shopping deals in Boston?
        What are the can't miss things to do in Boston?
Portland (Maine)  (42 answers)
    Portland Head Light  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Portland (Maine):
        Standard Baking Co
        Bao Bao Dumpling House
        Fore Street
        Eventide Oyster Co.
    hotels around Portland (Maine):
        Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
    questions about Portland (Maine):
        Good restaurants in Portland
        Best places to eat in Portland, ME
        Things to do and good restaurants in Portland, ME
        Best Breakfast spots in Portland, Maine?
Rockland  (5 answers)
Saint John
Moncton  (2 answers)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Halifax, Canada.

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

Where's the best place to stay in Halifax?

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 Halifax.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Halifax Citadel, which was mentioned 3 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Delta Halifax  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Halifax? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Halifax?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest The Bicycle Thief, which was mentioned 4 times.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Halifax? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Halifax?

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:

Halifax Public Gardens  (2 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 Halifax. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Jacey & Scott Mahaffy from Fort Collins asked:
Best restaurant in Halifax to celebrate a special occasion?  (3 answers)

 Susan Warshaw from Manhattan Beach asked:
What sites should we take in during a few-hour stop in Halifax?  (1 answer)

 Faheem Noor Ali from Washington, DC asked:
What should I do for 3 nights solo in Halifax?  (1 answer)

 Katie Simons from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Halifax for a first time visitor?  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Halifax.

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 Halifax 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 Halifax. Or get a full New York City to Halifax 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.

And if you know New York City well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about New York City!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 866 miles
driving time of 13 hours, 31 minutes
Halifax is 1 hour ahead of New York City
578 New York City travel answers
8 New Haven travel answers
175 Boston travel answers
42 Portland (Maine) travel answers
5 Rockland travel answers
1 Saint John travel answer
2 Moncton travel answers
15 Halifax travel answers

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