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Philadelphia to New Castle (Delaware) drive

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Philadelphia to New Castle (Delaware) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Philadelphia to New Castle (Delaware). If you're planning a road trip to New Castle (Delaware), 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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10:00 am  start in Philadelphia
drive for about 13 minutes

10:13 am  stay at Four Points by Sheraton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:13 am
drive for about 9 minutes

11:22 am  Essington
eat at Chickie's and Pete's
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:22 pm
drive for about 16 minutes

12:38 pm  Marcus Hook (Pennsylvania)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:38 pm
drive for about 22 minutes

2:00 pm  Penns Grove
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:00 pm
drive for about 24 minutes

3:24 pm  Wilmington (Delaware)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:24 pm
drive for about 14 minutes

4:38 pm  arrive in New Castle (Delaware)

driving ≈ 1.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Four Points by Sheraton

    University of Pennsylvania  (2 mentions)
    Penn Museum  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Essington:
        Chickie's and Pete's
        Los Gallos

Marcus Hook (Pennsylvania)

Penns Grove

Wilmington (Delaware)  (7 answers)

What are some things to do in New Castle (Delaware)?

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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 New Castle (Delaware) 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 New Castle (Delaware). Or get a full Philadelphia to New Castle (Delaware) 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.

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 38 miles
driving time of 45 minutes
122 Philadelphia travel answers
7 Wilmington (Delaware) travel answers
1 New Castle (Delaware) travel answer


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