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Providence to Washington, DC via New York City

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  Providence
 Mystic Seaport
 New Haven
 New York City
 Philadelphia
 Aberdeen (Maryland)
   New York City 
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Providence to Washington, DC road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Providence to Washington, DC. If you're planning a road trip to Washington, DC, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Providence and New York City. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Providence and New York City. 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 Providence
drive for about 1 hour

12:01 pm  Mystic Seaport
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:01 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:09 pm  New Haven
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:09 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:57 pm  New York City
stay overnight at The Standard New York
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from The Standard New York
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:43 am  Philadelphia
stay for about 2.5 hours
and leave at 2:13 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:27 pm  Aberdeen (Maryland)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:27 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:50 pm  arrive in Washington, DC
eat at Mitsitam Cafe
stay at JW Marriott Hotel

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Mystic Seaport  (10 mentions)

New Haven  (8 answers)
    restaurants around New Haven:
        Modern Apizza
        Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
        Goodfellas Restaurant
    questions about New Haven:
        What's the best neighborhood in New Haven for a first time visitor?
        Let's get serious about Pizza..... Sally's? Pepes? or Modern?

New York City  (604 answers)
    Central Park  (149 mentions)
    High Line Park  (110 mentions)
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art  (85 mentions)
    Statue of Liberty  (69 mentions)
    Times Square  (59 mentions)
    restaurants around New York City:
        Katz's Delicatessen
        Shake Shack
        Lombardi's Pizza
        Balthazar Restaurant
        Eataly
    hotels around New York City:
        The Standard New York
        Ace Hotel New York
        The Plaza
        Hotel Gansevoort
        Crosby Street Hotel
    questions about New York City:
        Where do the cool kids stay in NYC these days?
        Is it a good idea to visit NYC in December?
        free or cheap things to do in NYC
        What is your favorite restaurant in New York City?
        48 Hours in NYC - I NEED to know the best Pizza spots!

Philadelphia  (108 answers)
    Philadelphia Museum of Art  (16 mentions)
    The Liberty Bell  (12 mentions)
    Eastern State Penitentiary  (8 mentions)
    Spruce Street Harbor Park  (8 mentions)
    Independence Mall  (7 mentions)
    restaurants around Philadelphia:
        Reading Terminal Market
        Jim's Steaks
        Pat's King of Steaks
        Geno's Steaks
        Zahav
    questions about Philadelphia:
        What is there to do in Philly besides eat cheese steaks?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Philadelphia?
        Pat's or Geno's: Which has the better cheesesteak?
        Anybody know of great gems in the city I can dine at during my stay?
        Eating out on a budget.

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


Where's the best place to stay in Washington, DC?

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 Washington, DC.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out JW Marriott Hotel, which was mentioned 5 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Willard  (3 mentions)
W Washington DC  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Washington, DC? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Washington, DC?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Mitsitam Cafe, which was mentioned 10 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Founding Farmers  (9 mentions)
Rose's Luxury  (9 mentions)
Pavilion CafĂ©  (8 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Washington, DC? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Washington, DC?

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:

National Mall  (30 mentions)
Washington Monument  (25 mentions)
Lincoln Memorial  (22 mentions)
National Gallery of Art  (19 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 Washington, DC. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

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Best hotel near museums  (20 answers)

profile  Hannah from Milwaukee asked:
Fun free things to do in D.C.?  (11 answers)

profile  John from Ormond Beach, Florida asked:
9 year d boy  (10 answers)

profile  Michael from New York City asked:
Where to stay outside of the city?  (10 answers)

profile  Annemarie from New York City asked:
Getting from Union Station to National Mall?  (10 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Washington, DC.




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 Washington, DC to Providence 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 Providence to Washington, DC. Or get a full Providence to Washington, DC 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 Providence well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Providence!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 410 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 57 minutes
17 Providence travel answers
8 New Haven travel answers
604 New York City travel answers
108 Philadelphia travel answers
2 Aberdeen (Maryland) travel answers
170 Washington, DC travel answers





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