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Philadelphia to Columbus via Baltimore

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  Philadelphia
 Baltimore
 Sideling Hill
 Fallingwater
 Saint Clairsville
 The Rock Café
   Baltimore 
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Philadelphia to Columbus road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Philadelphia to Columbus. If you're planning a road trip to Columbus, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Philadelphia and Baltimore. 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 1.5 hours

11:43 am  Baltimore
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:43 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:43 pm  Sideling Hill
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:43 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:07 pm  Fallingwater
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Fallingwater
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:40 am  Saint Clairsville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:40 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

1:35 pm  eat at The Rock Café
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:35 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:14 pm  arrive in Columbus

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Baltimore  (54 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
        Phillips Seafood
        The Abbey Burger Bistro
        Max's Taphouse
    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?

Sideling Hill  (3 mentions)

Fallingwater  (7 mentions)

Saint Clairsville

The Rock Café


Where's the best place to eat in Columbus?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Late Night Slice, which was mentioned 5 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Northstar Café  (5 mentions)
The Thurman Cafe  (3 mentions)
Lavash Cafe  (2 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Columbus?

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:

The Short North  (3 mentions)
Wolf's Ridge Brewing  (2 mentions)
North Market  (2 mentions)
Columbus Museum of Art  (2 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 Columbus. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Columbus for a first time visitor?  (11 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Columbus?  (7 answers)

profile  Hannah from Milwaukee asked:
Where should we eat in Columbus?  (6 answers)

profile  Daphne from Chicago asked:
What to see and eat in Short North with just a day?  (6 answers)

profile  Bob from asked:
Traveling thru Columbus Ohio on I -71 need a motel near by.  (3 answers)

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




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 Columbus 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 Columbus. Or get a full Philadelphia to Columbus 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 510 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 11 minutes
121 Philadelphia travel answers
54 Baltimore travel answers
38 Columbus travel answers





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