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State College to Washington, DC drive in an RV

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RV campgrounds from State College to Washington, DC

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from State College to Washington, DC in your RV. If you're planning a road trip to Washington, DC, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best RV parks, campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and AllStays. Scroll down to see all the RV campgrounds along the way.

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9:00 am  start in State College
drive for about 56 minutes

9:56 am  Duncansville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:56 am
drive for about 44 minutes

11:41 am  Bedford (Pennsylvania)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:41 pm
drive for about 37 minutes

1:18 pm  Sideling Hill
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:18 pm
drive for about 46 minutes

3:04 pm  Hagerstown
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:04 pm
drive for about 41 minutes

4:45 pm  Harpers Ferry
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:45 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:51 pm  Dupont Circle
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:51 pm
drive for about 5 minutes

7:56 pm  arrive in Washington, DC
eat at Helix Lounge (Hotel Helix)
stay at The Jefferson Hotel Washington D.C.

driving ≈ 5 hours

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What are RV campgrounds along the way?

    Weimers 764 Campground  (1 mention)
    Wrights Orchard Station Campground  (1 mention)
    hotels around Duncansville:
        Motel 6 Altoona (Pennsylvania)
        Super 8 Motel Altoona
        Holiday Inn Express Altoona
        Quality Inn Altoona (Pennsylvania)
        Econo Lodge Altoona (Pennsylvania)

Bedford (Pennsylvania)
    Friendship Village Campground and RV Park  (1 mention)
    Choice Camping Court  (1 mention)
    Shawnee Sleepy Hollow Campground  (1 mention)
    Shawnee State Park  (1 mention)
    hotels around Bedford (Pennsylvania):
        Budget Host Inn Bedford
        Omni Bedford Springs Resort
        Friendship Village Campground & RV Park
        Bismarck KOA
        Relax Inn and Suites Bedford
        Quality Inn Bedford
        Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Bedford (Pennsylvania)
        Hillcrest Hotel Bedford (Pennsylvania)
        Bedford Inn Claras Place

Sideling Hill  (3 mentions)
    Happy Hills Campground  (1 mention)
    Little Orleans Campground  (1 mention)
    Fifteen Mile Campground - Chesapeake Ohio Canal NP  (1 mention)
    Green Ridge State Forest  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Sideling Hill:
        Maria's Garden & Inn
    hotels around Sideling Hill:
        Happy Hills Campground
        Super 8 Hancock Md
        Americas Best Value Inn Hancock (Maryland)
        Berkeley Springs Cottage Rentals
        Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park - Fifteen Mile Creek Campsite

Hagerstown  (2 answers)
    KOA Campground Williamsport  (1 mention)
    hotels around Hagerstown:
        Econo Lodge Inn and Suites Hagerstown

Harpers Ferry  (3 answers)
    KOA Campground Harpers Ferry  (1 mention)
    Harpers Ferry Campground  (1 mention)
    Hollywood Casino at Charlestown Races  (1 mention)
    Antietam Creek Campground - Chesapeake Ohio Canal NP  (1 mention)
    Brunswick Family Campground  (1 mention)
    The Treehouse Camp  (1 mention)
    Compound Historic Nature Preserve  (1 mention)
    Ernies Acres Campground  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Harpers Ferry:
        Mountain House Cafe
        The Iron Horse Cafe
        Old Towne Cafe
        The Swiss Miss
        The Coffee Mill
    hotels around Harpers Ferry:
        Harpers Ferry/Civil War Battlefields KOA
        Quality Hotel Harpers Ferry

Dupont Circle  (19 mentions)
    restaurants around Dupont Circle:
        Pasha Bistro
    hotels around Dupont Circle:
        The Dupont Circle Hotel
        Hilton Hotel Embassy Row Washington D.C.
        The Mansion on O Street
        Madera, a Kimpton Hotel
        Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel
        Oakwood At The Flats At Dupont
        The Fairfax at Embassy Row
        Residence Inn Washington Dupont Circle
        Topaz Hotel Washington D.C.

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 The Jefferson Hotel Washington D.C..

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

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

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Helix Lounge (Hotel Helix).

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Pasha Bistro  (1 mention)

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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.

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  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Washington, DC?  (16 answers)

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

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

profile  Julian from Tampa asked:
How to make the most of three days in DC  (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 State College drive in an RV, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of State College? Try searching for places within 3.5 hours of State College.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from State College to Washington, DC. Or get a full State College 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 State College well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about State College!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 221 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 37 minutes
2 State College travel answers
2 Hagerstown travel answers
3 Harpers Ferry travel answers
179 Washington, DC travel answers


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