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Raleigh to Pittsburgh drive

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Raleigh to Pittsburgh road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Raleigh to Pittsburgh. If you're planning a road trip to Pittsburgh, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Raleigh
drive for about 1 hour

11:03 am  Kerr Lake
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:03 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:39 pm  King's Barbecue
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:39 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:51 pm  Mt Vernon
stay overnight at Hotel Monaco Alexandria
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Hotel Monaco Alexandria
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:36 am  Hagerstown
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:36 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

1:31 pm  Breezewood
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:31 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:58 pm  Fallingwater
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:58 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:00 pm  arrive in Pittsburgh
eat at Primanti Brothers
stay at Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours
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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Raleigh to Pittsburgh.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Raleigh, North Carolina.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

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.

Where should I stop along the way?

Kerr Lake
King's Barbecue
Mt Vernon  (5 answers)
    National Harbor  (3 mentions)
    Torpedo Factory Art Center  (3 mentions)
    Old Town Alexandria  (2 mentions)
    Mount Vernon Mansion  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Mt Vernon:
        The Pita House
        Restaurant Eve
        Landini Brothers Restaurant
    hotels around Mt Vernon:
        Hotel Monaco Alexandria
Hagerstown  (2 answers)
Fallingwater  (7 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to stay in Pittsburgh?

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 Pittsburgh.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel, which was mentioned 3 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Pittsburgh? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Pittsburgh?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Primanti Brothers, which was mentioned 2 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Primanti Bros.  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Pittsburgh? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Pittsburgh?

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:

Andy Warhol Museum  (9 mentions)
National Aviary  (6 mentions)
Carnegie Museum of Art  (6 mentions)
Phipps Conservatory  (5 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 Pittsburgh. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Ida Sampson from Durham (New Hampshire) asked:
First timer to Pittsburgh, what should I explore?  (6 answers)

 Camille Hawkins from San Francisco asked:
First time to Pittsburgh, what are things a first time visitor has to do?  (5 answers)

 Mark Parker from Monroe (Michigan) asked:
Parking spots for a 45' motorcoach in or near downtown Pittsburgh  (4 answers)

 Gerald Miller from Brooklyn (New York) asked:
Pittsburgh on a budget?  (4 answers)

 Emily Vandenberg from Ann Arbor asked:
Trendy neighborhoods in Pittsburgh?  (4 answers)

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

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 Pittsburgh to Raleigh 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 Raleigh to Pittsburgh. Or get a full Raleigh to Pittsburgh 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 Raleigh well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Raleigh!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 503 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 17 minutes
Pittsburgh is the same time as Raleigh
13 Raleigh travel answers
5 Mt Vernon travel answers
2 Hagerstown travel answers
1 Breezewood travel answer
30 Pittsburgh travel answers

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