Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. If you're planning a road trip to Pittsburgh, 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 2.5 hours
1:25 pm Washington, DC
stay overnight at JW Marriott Hotel
leave the next day around 11:00 am
day 1 driving ≈ 2.5 hours
find more stops
11:00 am leave from JW Marriott Hotel
drive for about 4 hours
2:54 pm arrive in Pittsburgh
stay at Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel
day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours
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
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 Pittsburgh.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel, which was mentioned 3 times on Trippy.
Want to research more popular hotels in Pittsburgh? Click the blue button below.
Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Primanti Brothers, which was mentioned 2 times.
Here are some more restaurants people talk about:
Want to research more popular restaurants in Pittsburgh? Click the blue button below.
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 Pittsburgh. Click on any question to see answers from the community!
Ida from Durham (New Hampshire) asked:
First timer to Pittsburgh, what should I explore? (7 answers)
Camille from San Francisco asked:
First time to Pittsburgh, what are things a first time visitor has to do? (5 answers)
Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Pittsburgh for a first time visitor? (5 answers)
Mark from Monroe (Michigan) asked:
Parking spots for a 45' motorcoach in or near downtown Pittsburgh (4 answers)
Gerald from Brooklyn (New York) asked:
Pittsburgh on a budget? (4 answers)
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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 Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh. Or get a full Philadelphia to Pittsburgh 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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