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Philadelphia to Poughkeepsie drive

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Philadelphia to Poughkeepsie road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Philadelphia to Poughkeepsie. If you're planning a road trip to Poughkeepsie, 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 51 minutes

10:51 am  Princeton (New Jersey)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:51 am
drive for about 1 hour

12:55 pm  Newark (New Jersey)
eat at Locanda Verde
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:55 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:05 pm  West Point (New York)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:05 pm
drive for about 48 minutes

4:53 pm  arrive in Poughkeepsie

driving ≈ 4 hours


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Where should I stop along the way?

Princeton (New Jersey)  (8 answers)
    restaurants around Princeton (New Jersey):
        Nassau Inn
    questions about Princeton (New Jersey):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Princeton (New Jersey)?
        What's the best neighborhood in Princeton (New Jersey) for a first time visitor?

Newark (New Jersey)  (21 answers)
    Statue of Liberty  (69 mentions)
    Staten Island Ferry  (21 mentions)
    Ground Zero  (16 mentions)
    Staten Island Ferry  (14 mentions)
    Ellis Island  (11 mentions)
    restaurants around Newark (New Jersey):
        Locanda Verde
        The Dead Rabbit
        Enoteca Maria
        Les Halles
        Bubby's
    hotels around Newark (New Jersey):
        The Jane Hotel
        Greenwich Hotel
        Hyatt Regency Jersey City
    questions about Newark (New Jersey):
        Best transportation from Newark Air Port to Times Swuare
        What are the best things to do, see, experience, and eat in Newark?
        Best free things to do in Newark (New Jersey)?

West Point (New York)  (4 answers)
    Breakneck Ridge  (3 mentions)
    Clarence Fahnestock State Park  (2 mentions)


What are some things to do in Poughkeepsie?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

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

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Poughkeepsie?  (3 answers)

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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 Poughkeepsie to Philadelphia drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Philadelphia? Try searching for places within 3 hours of Philadelphia.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Philadelphia to Poughkeepsie. Or get a full Philadelphia to Poughkeepsie 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 170 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 58 minutes
122 Philadelphia travel answers
8 Princeton (New Jersey) travel answers
21 Newark (New Jersey) travel answers
4 West Point (New York) travel answers
7 Poughkeepsie travel answers





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