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Newark (New Jersey) to Dayton drive

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  Newark (New Jersey)
 Bethlehem (Pennsylvania)
 Wheeling (West Virginia)
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Newark (New Jersey) to Dayton road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Newark (New Jersey) to Dayton. If you're planning a road trip to Dayton, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Newark (New Jersey) and Dayton. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Newark (New Jersey) and Dayton. 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 Newark (New Jersey)
drive for about 1 hour

11:14 am  Bethlehem (Pennsylvania)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:14 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:41 pm  Harrisburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:41 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:22 pm  Breezewood
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours

 Day 2

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

10:56 am  Monongahela
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:56 am
drive for about 59 minutes

12:54 pm  Wheeling (West Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:54 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:10 pm  Zanesville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:10 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

5:07 pm  Columbus
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:07 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:14 pm  arrive in Dayton

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Newark (New Jersey) to Dayton.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Newark, New Jersey.

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?

Bethlehem (Pennsylvania)  (2 answers)

Harrisburg  (15 answers)
    questions about Harrisburg:
        What are the 5 best sights to see in Harrisburg PA



Wheeling (West Virginia)  (3 answers)


Columbus  (27 answers)
    The Short North  (3 mentions)
    Wolf's Ridge Brewing  (2 mentions)
    Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse  (2 mentions)
    North Market  (2 mentions)
    Columbus Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Columbus:
        Late Night Slice
        Northstar CafĂ©
        Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
        The Thurman Cafe
        Lavash Cafe
    questions about Columbus:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Columbus?
        Where should we eat in Columbus?
        What to see and eat in Short North with just a day?
        What's the best neighborhood in Columbus for a first time visitor?
        Traveling thru Columbus Ohio on I -71 need a motel near by.

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Dayton, Ohio.

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

What are some things to do in Dayton?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

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!

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

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 Dayton to Newark (New Jersey) 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 Newark (New Jersey) to Dayton. Or get a full Newark (New Jersey) to Dayton 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 Newark (New Jersey) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Newark (New Jersey)!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 595 miles
driving time of 9 hours, 14 minutes
Dayton is the same time as Newark (New Jersey)
15 Newark (New Jersey) travel answers
2 Bethlehem (Pennsylvania) travel answers
15 Harrisburg travel answers
1 Breezewood travel answer
1 Monongahela travel answer
3 Wheeling (West Virginia) travel answers
1 Zanesville travel answer
27 Columbus travel answers
2 Dayton travel answers


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