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Philadelphia to Richmond drive

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Philadelphia to Richmond road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Philadelphia to Richmond. If you're planning a road trip to Richmond, 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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9:00 am  start in Philadelphia
drive for about 35 minutes

9:35 am  Wilmington (Delaware)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:35 am
drive for about 46 minutes

11:22 am  Aberdeen (Maryland)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:22 pm
drive for about 40 minutes

1:02 pm  Baltimore
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:02 pm
drive for about 58 minutes

3:00 pm  Washington, DC
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 5:00 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:05 pm  Fredericksburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:05 pm
drive for about 48 minutes

7:53 pm  stay at Kings Dominion
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 8:53 pm
drive for about 33 minutes

9:26 pm  arrive in Richmond
stay at The Jefferson Hotel

driving ≈ 5.5 hours


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Where should I stop along the way?

Wilmington (Delaware)  (7 answers)

Aberdeen (Maryland)  (2 answers)
    questions about Aberdeen (Maryland):
        Where is a safe place to spend the night

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
        Phillips Seafood
        The Abbey Burger Bistro
        Max's Taphouse
    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:
        Mitsitam Cafe
        Founding Farmers
        Rose's Luxury
        Pavilion Café
    hotels around Washington, DC:
        JW Marriott Hotel
        Hotel Palomar Washington DC
        The Willard
        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

Fredericksburg  (4 answers)

Kings Dominion  (2 mentions)


Where's the best place to stay in Richmond?

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 Richmond.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Jefferson Hotel, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Richmond? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Richmond?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue, which was mentioned 2 times.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Richmond? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Richmond?

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:

Carytown  (4 mentions)

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

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Richmond?  (6 answers)

profile  Natalia from asked:
What is there to do in Richmond?  (4 answers)

profile  James from Maryland asked:
Nightlife in Richmond & hotels?  (3 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Richmond.




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 Richmond 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 4 hours of Philadelphia.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Philadelphia to Richmond. Or get a full Philadelphia to Richmond 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 254 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 1 minute
122 Philadelphia travel answers
7 Wilmington (Delaware) travel answers
2 Aberdeen (Maryland) travel answers
54 Baltimore travel answers
179 Washington, DC travel answers
4 Fredericksburg travel answers
14 Richmond travel answers





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