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Philadelphia to Carlisle (Pennsylvania) drive

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Philadelphia to Carlisle (Pennsylvania) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Philadelphia to Carlisle (Pennsylvania). If you're planning a road trip to Carlisle (Pennsylvania), 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 49 minutes

10:49 am  West Chester (Pennsylvania)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:49 am
drive for about 48 minutes

12:37 pm  Reading (Pennsylvania)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:37 pm
drive for about 38 minutes

2:15 pm  Lancaster (Pennsylvania)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:15 pm
drive for about 39 minutes

3:55 pm  Hershey
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:55 pm
drive for about 39 minutes

5:34 pm  arrive in Carlisle (Pennsylvania)

driving ≈ 3.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

West Chester (Pennsylvania)  (4 answers)
    hotels around West Chester (Pennsylvania):
        Hotel Warner
    questions about West Chester (Pennsylvania):
        What's the best neighborhood in West Chester (Pennsylvania) for a first time visitor?

Reading (Pennsylvania)  (4 answers)

Lancaster (Pennsylvania)  (16 answers)

Hershey  (15 answers)
    questions about Hershey:
        Affordable non-touristy local restaurant

What are some things to do in Carlisle (Pennsylvania)?

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!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Carlisle (Pennsylvania). Click on any question to see answers from the community!

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What is there to do?  (2 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 Carlisle (Pennsylvania) to Philadelphia drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Philadelphia? Try searching for places within 2 hours of Philadelphia.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Philadelphia to Carlisle (Pennsylvania). Or get a full Philadelphia to Carlisle (Pennsylvania) 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 123 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 3 minutes
122 Philadelphia travel answers
4 West Chester (Pennsylvania) travel answers
4 Reading (Pennsylvania) travel answers
16 Lancaster (Pennsylvania) travel answers
15 Hershey travel answers
3 Carlisle (Pennsylvania) travel answers


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