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Philadelphia to Fort Myers drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets


Philadelphia to Fort Myers road trip planner

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

12:25 pm  Washington, DC
eat at National Gallery of Art
stay for about 4 hours and leave at 4:25 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:11 pm  Richmond
eat at Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue
stay overnight at The Jefferson Hotel
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from The Jefferson Hotel
drive for about 2.5 hours

11:31 am  Raleigh
eat at The Pit
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:31 pm
drive for about 3 hours

3:23 pm  North Myrtle Beach
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:23 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

8:41 pm  Hilton Head Island
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 9.5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Hilton Head Island
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:31 pm  Jacksonville
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:31 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

4:56 pm  Tampa
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:56 pm
drive for about 2 hours

8:00 pm  arrive in Fort Myers

day 3 driving ≈ 8 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.



How many cars do we need?

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.



Where should I stop along the way?

Washington, DC  (165 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
        Mitsitam Cafe
        Founding Farmers
        Rose's Luxury
        Pavilion Café
    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?
Richmond  (9 answers)
    Carytown  (4 mentions)
    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Richmond:
        Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue
    hotels around Richmond:
        The Jefferson Hotel
    questions about Richmond:
        What is there to do in Richmond?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Richmond?
        Nightlife in Richmond & hotels?
Raleigh  (13 answers)
    North Carolina Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Raleigh:
        The Pit
        Poole's
        Bida Manda
    questions about Raleigh:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Raleigh?
        Best Non-Chain Restaurants for Families
        What's the best neighborhood in Raleigh for a first time visitor?
North Myrtle Beach  (8 answers)
    House of Blues Myrtle Beach  (2 mentions)
    questions about North Myrtle Beach:
        What is your favorite restaurant in North Myrtle Beach?
        What's the best neighborhood in North Myrtle Beach for a first time visitor?
Hilton Head Island  (25 answers)
    Hilton Head Island  (3 mentions)
    Coastal Discovery Museum  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Hilton Head Island:
        The Salty Dog Cafe
    questions about Hilton Head Island:
        Best historical locations/tours on Hilton Head Island?
        Girlfriend getaway in Hilton Head
        road numbers
Jacksonville  (21 answers)
    questions about Jacksonville:
        What's the best neighborhood in Jacksonville for a first time visitor?
Tampa  (55 answers)
    International Plaza and Bay Street  (6 mentions)
    Busch Gardens Tampa  (5 mentions)
    Bayshore Blvd  (4 mentions)
    Tampa Riverwalk  (4 mentions)
    South Howard Ave  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Tampa:
        Ulele
        Piquant Hyde Park
        Oxford Exchange
        Bern's Steak House
        Ava
    questions about Tampa:
        Best new restaurants in Tampa?
        Popular areas in Tampa for shopping?
        Beaches around Tampa
        Best free things to do in Tampa?
        Weekend ideas for a first timer in Tampa




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Fort Myers, Florida.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.



What are some things to do in Fort Myers?

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:

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

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Fort Myers for a first time visitor?  (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 Fort Myers 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 Fort Myers. Or get a full Philadelphia to Fort Myers 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!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,174 miles
driving time of 18 hours, 49 minutes
Fort Myers is the same time as Philadelphia
102 Philadelphia travel answers
165 Washington, DC travel answers
9 Richmond travel answers
13 Raleigh travel answers
8 North Myrtle Beach travel answers
25 Hilton Head Island travel answers
21 Jacksonville travel answers
55 Tampa travel answers
9 Fort Myers travel answers





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