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Philadelphia to Watkins Glen drive

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Philadelphia to Watkins Glen road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Philadelphia to Watkins Glen. If you're planning a road trip to Watkins Glen, 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 1 hour

12:11 pm  Allentown (Pennsylvania)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:11 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:11 pm  Lake Harmony
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:11 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

4:04 pm  Scranton
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Scranton
drive for about 40 minutes

11:40 am  Rock Mountain Drive
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:40 pm
drive for about 42 minutes

1:22 pm  Binghamton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:22 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

3:18 pm  Elmira
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:18 pm
drive for about 36 minutes

4:54 pm  arrive in Watkins Glen

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

Allentown (Pennsylvania)  (3 answers)

Lake Harmony

Scranton  (7 answers)

Rock Mountain Drive



What are some things to do in Watkins Glen?

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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 Watkins Glen 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 4.5 hours of Philadelphia.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Philadelphia to Watkins Glen. Or get a full Philadelphia to Watkins Glen 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 261 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 34 minutes
122 Philadelphia travel answers
3 Allentown (Pennsylvania) travel answers
1 Lake Harmony travel answer
7 Scranton travel answers
1 Binghamton travel answer
1 Elmira travel answer
6 Watkins Glen travel answers


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