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Philadelphia to Virginia Beach via Washington, DC

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

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
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from JW Marriott Hotel
drive for about 2.5 hours

1:26 pm  Williamsburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:26 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:31 pm  arrive in Virginia Beach

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

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 CafĂ©
    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

Williamsburg  (15 answers)
    Busch Gardens Williamsburg  (4 mentions)
    questions about Williamsburg:
        Restaurants


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)

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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 Virginia Beach 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 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 350 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 50 minutes
122 Philadelphia travel answers
179 Washington, DC travel answers
15 Williamsburg travel answers
30 Virginia Beach travel answers





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