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Philadelphia to Durham (North Carolina) drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Philadelphia to Durham (North Carolina) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Philadelphia to Durham (North Carolina). If you're planning a road trip to Durham (North Carolina), 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

11:00 am  start in Philadelphia
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:43 pm  Baltimore
eat at G&M Restaurant and Lounge
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:43 pm
drive for about 58 minutes

2:41 pm  Washington, DC
stay overnight at JW Marriott Hotel
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 2.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from JW Marriott Hotel
drive for about 2 hours

11:57 am  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:57 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:32 pm  La Crosse
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:32 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:47 pm  arrive in Durham (North Carolina)
stay at Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club

day 2 driving ≈ 5 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?

Washington, DC  (179 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)
    National Gallery of Art  (19 mentions)
    restaurants around Washington, DC:
        Mitsitam Cafe
        Founding Farmers
        Rose's Luxury
        Pavilion CafĂ©
    hotels around Washington, DC:
        JW Marriott Hotel
        Hotel Palomar Washington DC
        The Willard
        Hotel Monaco Alexandria
        W Washington DC
    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

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  (2 mentions)

La Crosse


Where's the best place to stay in Durham (North Carolina)?

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 Durham (North Carolina).

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club, which was mentioned 3 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Durham (North Carolina)? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Durham (North Carolina)?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Mateo Bar de Tapas, which was mentioned 2 times.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Durham (North Carolina)? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Durham (North Carolina)?

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:

Sarah P. Duke Gardens  (3 mentions)
Duke University  (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 Durham (North Carolina). Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Durham (North Carolina)?  (5 answers)

profile  Lita from Los Angeles asked:
Looking for a restaurant that will accomodate a group  (1 answer)

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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 Durham (North Carolina) 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 Durham (North Carolina). Or get a full Philadelphia to Durham (North Carolina) 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 399 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 14 minutes
122 Philadelphia travel answers
54 Baltimore travel answers
179 Washington, DC travel answers
13 Durham (North Carolina) travel answers





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