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New York City to Toronto via Philadelphia

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

New York City to Toronto road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from New York City to Toronto. If you're planning a road trip to Toronto, 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.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in New York City
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:43 am  Philadelphia
eat at Reading Terminal Market
stay for about 3 hours
and leave at 2:43 pm
drive for about 3 hours

5:53 pm  Binghamton
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Binghamton
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:16 am  Syracuse (New York)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:16 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:37 pm  Rochester (New York)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:37 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:48 pm  Buffalo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:48 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:31 pm  arrive in Toronto
eat at St. Lawrence Market
stay at The Drake Hotel

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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New York City to Toronto questions

profile  Amer asked:
Best places to stay overnight whilst driving from Toronto to NY  (2 answers)

profile  Rose asked:
Where to stop  (1 answer)


Where should I stop along the way?

Philadelphia  (122 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 your favorite restaurant in Philadelphia?
        What is there to do in Philly besides eat cheese steaks?
        Pat's or Geno's: Which has the better cheesesteak?
        Anybody know of great gems in the city I can dine at during my stay?
        Eating out on a budget.

Binghamton

Syracuse (New York)  (14 answers)
    questions about Syracuse (New York):
        What is one attraction to see? Famous place to eat at?

Rochester (New York)  (10 answers)
    Eastman School of Music  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Rochester (New York):
        The Revelry
    questions about Rochester (New York):
        Best free things to do in Rochester (New York)?
        Newer restaurants, bars, and things to see

Buffalo  (26 answers)
    restaurants around Buffalo:
        Anchor Bar
    questions about Buffalo:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Buffalo (New York)?
        What to see other than the falls
        Cross Country Road Trip


Where's the best place to stay in Toronto?

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 Toronto.

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

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Thompson Toronto  (3 mentions)
Gladstone Hotel  (2 mentions)
Hyatt Regency Toronto  (2 mentions)

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




Where's the best place to eat in Toronto?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest St. Lawrence Market, which was mentioned 11 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

The Black Hoof  (5 mentions)
Cold Tea  (5 mentions)
Panorama Lounge  (4 mentions)
Grand Electric  (3 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Toronto?

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:

Royal Ontario Museum  (18 mentions)
CN Tower  (16 mentions)
Toronto Islands  (16 mentions)
Distillery District  (15 mentions)
Eaton Centre  (12 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 Toronto. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Toronto?  (15 answers)

profile  Juliana from asked:
Which is the best Outlet for shopping?  (10 answers)

profile  Rocco from Rochester (New York) asked:
Must-see during Toronto weekend trip?  (8 answers)

profile  Stephanie from New York City asked:
Where to catch the best views in Toronto?  (7 answers)

profile  Christine from Austin (Texas) asked:
Coolest new restaurants?  (6 answers)

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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 Toronto 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 Toronto. Or get a full New York City to Toronto 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!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 593 miles
driving time of 9 hours, 40 minutes
622 New York City travel answers
122 Philadelphia travel answers
1 Binghamton travel answer
14 Syracuse (New York) travel answers
10 Rochester (New York) travel answers
26 Buffalo travel answers
148 Toronto travel answers





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