Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Philadelphia to Charlottesville. If you're planning a road trip to Charlottesville, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
9:00 am start in Philadelphia
drive for about 1 hour
10:15 am Aberdeen (Maryland)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:15 am
drive for about 40 minutes
1:53 pm Washington, DC
stay for about 2 hours and leave at 3:38 pm
drive for about 55 minutes
4:33 pm Warrenton (Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:33 pm
drive for about 53 minutes
6:26 pm Orange (Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 7:26 pm
drive for about 44 minutes
8:10 pm arrive in Charlottesville
driving ≈ 5.5 hours
Your starting point is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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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.
Aberdeen (Maryland) (4 answers)
questions about Aberdeen (Maryland):
Where is a safe place to spend the night
Baltimore (48 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?
Washington, DC (158 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)
restaurants around Washington, DC:
National Gallery of Art
hotels around Washington, DC:
JW Marriott Hotel
Hotel Palomar Washington DC
Hotel Monaco Alexandria
W Washington DC
questions about Washington, DC:
Best hotel near museums
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
Best of the Smithsonian?
Warrenton (Virginia) (3 answers)
questions about Warrenton (Virginia):
Best free things to do in Warrenton (Virginia)?
What is your favorite restaurant in Warrenton (Virginia)?
Your final destination is Charlottesville, Virginia.
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