Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Diego to New York City. If you're planning a road trip to New York City, 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. Eventually, you'll be able to customize every detail of this plan to your own preferences and save this as a private trip.
Day 1, 10:00 am: start in San Diego
drive for about 5.5 hours
Day 2, 10:00 am: leave from Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
drive for about 6.5 hours
Day 3, 10:00 am: leave from Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
drive for about 8 hours
Day 4, 10:00 am: leave from The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
drive for about 7.5 hours
Day 5, 9:00 am: leave from Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
drive for about 4 hours
Day 5, 12:58 pm: Indianapolis
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:58 pm
drive for about 6 hours
Day 6, 10:00 am: leave from Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel
drive for about 6.5 hours
Your starting point is San Diego, California.
You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.
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.
Phoenix (68 answers)
Piestewa Peak (3 mentions)
Dreamy Draw Recreation Area (2 mentions)
Phoenix Art Museum (2 mentions)
Bunky Boutique (2 mentions)
Frances (2 mentions)
restaurants around Phoenix:
SunUp Brewing Co
The Parlor Pizzeria
The Clever Koi
hotels around Phoenix:
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
The Clarendon Hotel and Spa
questions about Phoenix:
What is your favorite restaurant in Phoenix?
Food and things to see in Phoenix and Tucson
Best restaurants in Phoenix?
Popular neighborhoods to stay in Phoenix?
Where are the best free things to do in Phoenix?
Albuquerque (51 answers)
Old Town Albuquerque (3 mentions)
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (2 mentions)
Explora! (2 mentions)
Nob Hill (2 mentions)
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (2 mentions)
restaurants around Albuquerque:
hotels around Albuquerque:
Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
questions about Albuquerque:
What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?
Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
Oklahoma City (16 answers)
Boathouse District (4 mentions)
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum (3 mentions)
AT&T Bricktown Ballpark (2 mentions)
Science Museum Oklahoma (2 mentions)
Stockyards City Main Street (2 mentions)
restaurants around Oklahoma City:
Kitchen No. 324
Big Truck Tacos
hotels around Oklahoma City:
The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
questions about Oklahoma City:
Breakfast Restaurant in OKC
What sort of hands-on things can I experience in OKC?
What's the best neighborhood in Oklahoma City for a first time visitor?
St. Louis (38 answers)
Forest Park (10 mentions)
St. Louis Zoo (6 mentions)
City Museum (5 mentions)
Gateway Arch (4 mentions)
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (4 mentions)
restaurants around St. Louis:
Iron Barley Eating Establishment
hotels around St. Louis:
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
The Lemp Mansion
questions about St. Louis:
Good St. Louis dines?
Great lunch places in St Louis
Good family vacation within 10 hours of St. Louis (not Branson)?
Where are the best places to stay in St. Louis?
What's the best neighborhood in St. Louis for a first time visitor?
Indianapolis (13 answers)
Indianapolis Museum of Art (4 mentions)
Indianapolis Zoo (2 mentions)
questions about Indianapolis:
What is your favorite restaurant in Indianapolis?
Awesome food trucks?
Best free things to do in Indianapolis?
Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis
Pittsburgh (23 answers)
Andy Warhol Museum (9 mentions)
Carnegie Museum of Natural History (8 mentions)
National Aviary (6 mentions)
Carnegie Museum of Art (6 mentions)
Phipps Conservatory (5 mentions)
restaurants around Pittsburgh:
hotels around Pittsburgh:
Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel
questions about Pittsburgh:
First timer to Pittsburgh, what should I explore?
First time to Pittsburgh, what are things a first time visitor has to do?
Parking spots for a 45' motorcoach in or near downtown Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh on a budget?
Trendy neighborhoods in Pittsburgh?
Your final destination is New York, New York.
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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 New York City.
You can also see most people recommend as the best amount of time to visit. Find out how many days in New York City to stay.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Standard New York, which was mentioned 15 times on Trippy.
Here are some more hotels people talk about:
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Katz's Delicatessen, which was mentioned 37 times.
Here are some more restaurants people talk about:
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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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