Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from New York City to Washington, DC. If you're planning a road trip to Washington, DC, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between New York City and Washington, DC. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
9:00 am start in New York City
drive for about 50 minutes
9:50 am New Brunswick
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 10:50 am
drive for about 1 hour
12:02 pm Old City
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:02 pm
drive for about 38 minutes
1:40 pm Wilmington (Delaware)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:40 pm
drive for about 46 minutes
3:27 pm Aberdeen (Maryland)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:27 pm
drive for about 40 minutes
5:07 pm Baltimore
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:07 pm
drive for about 58 minutes
driving ≈ 5 hours
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.
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.
New Brunswick (8 answers)
Zimmerli Art Museum (2 mentions)
restaurants around New Brunswick:
THE FROG AND THE PEACH
questions about New Brunswick:
Is there anything worth seeing/doing/eating in or around New Brunswick, NJ???
What's the best neighborhood in New Brunswick for a first time visitor?
Old City (11 mentions)
Wilmington (Delaware) (4 answers)
Aberdeen (Maryland) (2 answers)
questions about Aberdeen (Maryland):
Where is a safe place to spend the night
Baltimore (50 answers)
Fells Point (11 mentions)
Inner Harbor (7 mentions)
Lexington Market (4 mentions)
Canton (4 mentions)
The Helmand (3 mentions)
restaurants around Baltimore:
G&M Restaurant and Lounge
Faidley's Seafood & Fresh Fish Market
The Abbey Burger Bistro
questions about Baltimore:
Best place to get seafood and crab cakes in Baltimore?
Authentic, non-chain restaurant for dinner with a child (with a well-refined palate) near the Inner Harbor?
Family-friendly seafood restaurant
Best free things to do in Baltimore?
Best sports bars to watch football?
Your final destination is Washington, District of Columbia.
You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.
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 Washington, DC.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out JW Marriott Hotel, which was mentioned 5 times on Trippy.
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest National Gallery of Art, which was mentioned 19 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:
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