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Philadelphia to Alexandria (Virginia) via Dover (Delaware)

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Philadelphia to Alexandria (Virginia) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Philadelphia to Alexandria (Virginia). If you're planning a road trip to Alexandria (Virginia), 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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10:00 am  start in Philadelphia
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:21 am  Dover (Delaware)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:21 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:10 pm  Washington, DC
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 6:10 pm
drive for about 15 minutes

6:25 pm  arrive in Alexandria (Virginia)
eat at Mitsitam Cafe
stay at JW Marriott Hotel

driving ≈ 3.5 hours


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Where should I stop along the way?

Dover (Delaware)

Washington, DC  (179 answers)
    National Mall  (30 mentions)
    National Air and Space Museum  (29 mentions)
    Washington Monument  (25 mentions)
    Museum of Natural History  (23 mentions)
    Lincoln Memorial  (22 mentions)
    National Gallery of Art  (19 mentions)
    restaurants around Washington, DC:
        Mitsitam Cafe
        Founding Farmers
        Rose's Luxury
        Pavilion Café
    hotels around Washington, DC:
        JW Marriott Hotel
        Hotel Palomar Washington DC
        The Willard
        Hotel Monaco Alexandria
        W Washington DC
    questions about Washington, DC:
        Best hotel near museums
        Best free things to do in Washington, DC?
        Fun free things to do in D.C.?
        Getting from Union Station to National Mall?
        How to make the most of three days in DC


Where's the best place to stay in Alexandria (Virginia)?

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 Alexandria (Virginia).

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out JW Marriott Hotel, which was mentioned 5 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Willard  (3 mentions)
W Washington DC  (2 mentions)

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Where's the best place to eat in Alexandria (Virginia)?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Mitsitam Cafe, which was mentioned 10 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Founding Farmers  (9 mentions)
Rose's Luxury  (9 mentions)
Pavilion Café  (8 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Alexandria (Virginia)? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Alexandria (Virginia)?

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:

National Mall  (30 mentions)
Washington Monument  (25 mentions)
Lincoln Memorial  (22 mentions)
National Gallery of Art  (19 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 Alexandria (Virginia). Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Alexandria (Virginia) for a first time visitor?  (4 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 Alexandria (Virginia) to Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Alexandria (Virginia). Or get a full Philadelphia to Alexandria (Virginia) 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 Philadelphia well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Philadelphia!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 185 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 17 minutes
122 Philadelphia travel answers
179 Washington, DC travel answers
22 Alexandria (Virginia) travel answers





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