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Philadelphia to Virginia Beach drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Philadelphia to Virginia Beach road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach. If you're planning a road trip to Virginia Beach, 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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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Philadelphia
drive for about 35 minutes

10:35 am  Wilmington (Delaware)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:35 am
drive for about 54 minutes

12:30 pm  Firefly Music Festival
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:30 pm
drive for about 41 minutes

2:11 pm  Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:11 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

4:05 pm  Ocean City (Maryland)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Ocean City (Maryland)
drive for about 48 minutes

10:48 am  Chincoteague Island
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:48 am
drive for about 38 minutes

12:27 pm  Onley
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:27 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:39 pm  Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:39 pm
drive for about 21 minutes

4:01 pm  arrive in Virginia Beach

day 2 driving ≈ 3 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Wilmington (Delaware)  (7 answers)

Firefly Music Festival

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge

Ocean City (Maryland)  (9 answers)

Chincoteague Island  (8 answers)
    Chincoteague Island  (3 mentions)
    questions about Chincoteague Island:
        What highway am I traveling on


Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel  (3 mentions)

What are some things to do in Virginia Beach?

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

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Virginia Beach for a first time visitor?  (6 answers)

profile  L from New York State asked:
Hotels in Virgina Beach & restaurant suggestions?  (2 answers)

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

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 Virginia Beach 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 5 hours of Philadelphia.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach. Or get a full Philadelphia to Virginia Beach 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 276 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 6 minutes
122 Philadelphia travel answers
7 Wilmington (Delaware) travel answers
9 Ocean City (Maryland) travel answers
8 Chincoteague Island travel answers
30 Virginia Beach travel answers


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