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Philadelphia to Charlottesville drive in an RV

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RV campgrounds from Philadelphia to Charlottesville

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from Philadelphia to Charlottesville in your RV. If you're planning a road trip to Charlottesville, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best RV parks, campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and AllStays. Scroll down to see all the RV campgrounds along the way.

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9:00 am  start in Philadelphia
drive for about 35 minutes

9:35 am  Wilmington (Delaware)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:35 am
drive for about 46 minutes

11:22 am  Aberdeen (Maryland)
eat at Bill Bateman's Bistro
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:22 pm
drive for about 40 minutes

1:02 pm  Baltimore
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:02 pm
drive for about 58 minutes

3:00 pm  Washington, DC
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 5:00 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

5:55 pm  Warrenton (Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:55 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

7:48 pm  Orange (Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 8:48 pm
drive for about 44 minutes

9:32 pm  arrive in Charlottesville

driving ≈ 5.5 hours

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What are RV campgrounds along the way?

Wilmington (Delaware)  (7 answers)
    Casino at Delaware Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Wilmington (Delaware):
        Catherine Rooney's
    hotels around Wilmington (Delaware):
        Marriot Residences at Rodney Square
        Hotel du Pont Wilmington (Delaware)
        Sheraton Suites Wilmington

Aberdeen (Maryland)  (2 answers)
    Marylander RV Park  (1 mention)
    Shore Travel Camp  (1 mention)
    Bar Harbor RV Park  (1 mention)
    Susquehanna State Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Aberdeen (Maryland):
        Bill Bateman's Bistro
    hotels around Aberdeen (Maryland):
        Super 8 Aberdeen
        Holiday Inn Aberdeen - Chesapeake House
        Red Roof Inn - Aberdeen
        Clarion Hotel Aberdeen
        Travelodge Aberdeen Hotel
        Residence Inn Aberdeen at Ripken Stadium
        Super 8 Motel Aberdeen Havre de Grace
        Spencer Silver Mansion
        Extended Stay America Hotel Baltimore Bel Air
    questions about Aberdeen (Maryland):
        Where is a safe place to spend the night

Baltimore  (54 answers)
    Hilton - Patapsco Valley State Park  (1 mention)
    hotels around Baltimore:
        Residence Inn by Marriott Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor
        Tremont Plaza Hotel
        Brookshire Suites
        Monaco Baltimore - A Kimpton Hotel
    questions about Baltimore:
        Best place to get seafood and crab cakes in Baltimore?
        Best free things to do in Baltimore?
        Authentic, non-chain restaurant for dinner with a child (with a well-refined palate) near the Inner Harbor?
        Family-friendly seafood restaurant
        What is your favorite restaurant in Baltimore?

Washington, DC  (179 answers)
    restaurants around Washington, DC:
        Helix Lounge (Hotel Helix)
        Pasha Bistro
    hotels around Washington, DC:
        The Jefferson Hotel Washington D.C.
        Rouge Hotel Washington D.C.
        Topaz Hotel Washington D.C.
        Westin Hotel City Center Washington D.C.
        Helix, a Kimpton Hotel
        Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
        Residence Inn Washington DC / Vermont Ave.
        Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel
    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

Warrenton (Virginia)  (3 answers)
    hotels around Warrenton (Virginia):
        Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Warrenton
        Howard Johnson Warrenton
        Nuevo Inn & Suites
    questions about Warrenton (Virginia):
        Best free things to do in Warrenton (Virginia)?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Warrenton (Virginia)?

Orange (Virginia)

Where's the best place to eat in Charlottesville?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Guadalajara.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Citizen Burger Bar  (1 mention)
Zocalo Restaurant  (1 mention)
Downtown Grille  (1 mention)
Bang!  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Charlottesville? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Charlottesville?

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 AllStays:

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 Charlottesville. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Liz from Washington asked:
Any recommendations for hikes, good food and wine for a long-weekend trip?  (3 answers)

profile  Jeanne from Charlotte asked:
Trip with husband  (1 answer)

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

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 Charlottesville to Philadelphia drive in an RV, 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 4.5 hours of Philadelphia.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Philadelphia to Charlottesville. Or get a full Philadelphia to Charlottesville 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 256 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 27 minutes
122 Philadelphia travel answers
7 Wilmington (Delaware) travel answers
2 Aberdeen (Maryland) travel answers
54 Baltimore travel answers
179 Washington, DC travel answers
3 Warrenton (Virginia) travel answers
1 Orange (Virginia) travel answer
17 Charlottesville travel answers


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