Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Philadelphia to North Carolina. If you're planning a road trip to 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.
11:00 am start in Philadelphia
drive for about 1.5 hours
day 1 driving ≈ 2.5 hours
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10:00 am leave from JW Marriott Hotel
drive for about 2 hours
2:42 pm Kerr Lake
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:42 pm
drive for about 60 minutes
4:42 pm Durham (North Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:42 pm
drive for about 30 minutes
6:12 pm arrive at North Carolina
day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours
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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
The Abbey Burger Bistro
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:
hotels around Washington, DC:
JW Marriott Hotel
Hotel Palomar Washington DC
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
Richmond (14 answers)
Carytown (4 mentions)
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (2 mentions)
restaurants around Richmond:
Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue
questions about Richmond:
What is your favorite restaurant in Richmond?
What is there to do in Richmond?
Nightlife in Richmond & hotels?
Durham (North Carolina) (13 answers)
Sarah P. Duke Gardens (3 mentions)
Durham Performing Arts Center (2 mentions)
Duke University (2 mentions)
restaurants around Durham (North Carolina):
Mateo Bar de Tapas
questions about Durham (North Carolina):
What is your favorite restaurant in Durham (North Carolina)?
Looking for a restaurant that will accomodate a group
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