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Philadelphia to Cleveland via Gettysburg

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Philadelphia to Cleveland road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Philadelphia to Cleveland. If you're planning a road trip to Cleveland, 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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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Philadelphia
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:27 pm  Gettysburg
eat at Dobbin House
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:27 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:15 pm  Ligonier
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Ligonier
drive for about 1 hour

12:12 pm  Pittsburgh
eat at Primanti Brothers
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:12 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:18 pm  Youngstown (Ohio)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:18 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:30 pm  arrive in Cleveland
stay at The Cleveland Hostel

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Gettysburg  (9 answers)
    Gettysburg National Military Park  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Gettysburg:
        Dobbin House
    questions about Gettysburg:
        What shouldn't I miss with 24 hours in Gettysburg?
        good campsite in gettysburg pa

Ligonier

Pittsburgh  (50 answers)
    Andy Warhol Museum  (9 mentions)
    Carnegie Museum of Natural History  (8 mentions)
    National Aviary  (6 mentions)
    Carnegie Museum of Art  (6 mentions)
    Phipps Conservatory  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Pittsburgh:
        Primanti Brothers
        Primanti Bros.
    questions about Pittsburgh:
        First timer to Pittsburgh, what should I explore?
        First time to Pittsburgh, what are things a first time visitor has to do?
        What's the best neighborhood in Pittsburgh for a first time visitor?
        Parking spots for a 45' motorcoach in or near downtown Pittsburgh
        Pittsburgh on a budget?

Youngstown (Ohio)  (5 answers)
    questions about Youngstown (Ohio):
        Where to stay near Youngstown


Where's the best place to stay in Cleveland?

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 Cleveland.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Cleveland Hostel, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Cleveland? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Cleveland?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Lola, which was mentioned 13 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Lolita  (6 mentions)
The Greenhouse Tavern  (6 mentions)
Melt Bar & Grilled  (4 mentions)
L'Albatros  (4 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Cleveland?

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:

West Side Market  (6 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 Cleveland. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Columbus asked:
Good restaurants for business dinner?  (10 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Cleveland?  (10 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Cleveland for a first time visitor?  (7 answers)

profile  Hayden from Cleveland asked:
New to the city, friend coming to visit: What should we do?  (6 answers)

profile  Kelly from Massachusetts asked:
Fun things to do  (4 answers)

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




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 Cleveland 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 Cleveland. Or get a full Philadelphia to Cleveland 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 464 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 39 minutes
122 Philadelphia travel answers
9 Gettysburg travel answers
1 Ligonier travel answer
50 Pittsburgh travel answers
5 Youngstown (Ohio) travel answers
69 Cleveland travel answers





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