Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Raleigh to Philadelphia. If you're planning a road trip to Philadelphia, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
9:00 am start in Raleigh
drive for about 1 hour
10:03 am Kerr Lake
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:03 am
drive for about 2 hours
3:35 pm Alexandria (Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:35 pm
drive for about 58 minutes
5:33 pm Baltimore
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:33 pm
drive for about 1 hour
7:47 pm Wilmington (Delaware)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 8:47 pm
drive for about 37 minutes
driving ≈ 7.5 hours
Your starting point is Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.
Richmond (9 answers)
Carytown (4 mentions)
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (2 mentions)
restaurants around Richmond:
Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue
hotels around Richmond:
The Jefferson Hotel
questions about Richmond:
What is there to do in Richmond?
What is your favorite restaurant in Richmond?
Nightlife in Richmond & hotels?
Alexandria (Virginia) (20 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)
restaurants around Alexandria (Virginia):
National Gallery of Art
hotels around Alexandria (Virginia):
JW Marriott Hotel
Hotel Monaco Alexandria
W Washington DC
questions about Alexandria (Virginia):
What's the best neighborhood in Alexandria (Virginia) for a first time visitor?
Baltimore (49 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
The Abbey Burger Bistro
questions about Baltimore:
Best place to get seafood and crab cakes in Baltimore?
Authentic, non-chain restaurant for dinner with a child (with a well-refined palate) near the Inner Harbor?
Family-friendly seafood restaurant
Best free things to do in Baltimore?
Best sports bars to watch football?
Wilmington (Delaware) (4 answers)
Your final destination is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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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 Philadelphia.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Loews Hotel Philadelphia, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Reading Terminal Market, which was mentioned 24 times.
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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:
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