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Toronto to New York City via Washington, DC

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Toronto to New York City road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Toronto to New York City. If you're planning a road trip to New York City, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Toronto
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:32 am  Niagara Falls
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 1:02 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:23 pm  Sugartown Alpaca Farm
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:23 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:06 pm  DuBois (Pennsylvania)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 2

8:00 am  leave from DuBois (Pennsylvania)
drive for about 4.5 hours

12:38 pm  Washington, DC
eat at Mitsitam Cafe
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 4:38 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:06 pm  Philadelphia
stay for about 3 hours
and leave at 10:06 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:48 pm  arrive in New York City
stay at The Standard New York

day 2 driving ≈ 9 hours
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Toronto to New York City questions

profile  Amer asked:
Best places to stay overnight whilst driving from Toronto to NY  (2 answers)

profile  Rose asked:
Where to stop  (1 answer)


Where should I stop along the way?

Niagara Falls  (65 answers)
    Niagara Falls  (18 mentions)
    Maid of the Mist  (5 mentions)
    Skylon Tower  (4 mentions)
    questions about Niagara Falls:
        best place
        Best free things to do in Niagara Falls?
        Can we take food across the US/Canada border on our road trip to Niagara Falls?
        where to stay one night
        Best and most affordable hotel with bar and hot tub?

Sugartown Alpaca Farm

DuBois (Pennsylvania)

Washington, DC  (179 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)
    National Gallery of Art  (19 mentions)
    restaurants around Washington, DC:
        Mitsitam Cafe
        Founding Farmers
        Rose's Luxury
        Pavilion CafĂ©
    questions about Washington, DC:
        Best hotel near museums
        Best free things to do in Washington, DC?
        Fun free things to do in D.C.?
        Getting from Union Station to National Mall?
        How to make the most of three days in DC

Philadelphia  (122 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 your favorite restaurant in Philadelphia?
        What is there to do in Philly besides eat cheese steaks?
        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.


Where's the best place to stay in New York City?

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:

Ace Hotel New York  (15 mentions)
The Plaza  (14 mentions)
Hotel Gansevoort  (12 mentions)
Crosby Street Hotel  (11 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in New York City? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in New York City?

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:

Shake Shack  (23 mentions)
Lombardi's Pizza  (20 mentions)
Balthazar Restaurant  (19 mentions)
Eataly  (19 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in New York City? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in New York City?

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:

Central Park  (149 mentions)
High Line Park  (110 mentions)
Statue of Liberty  (69 mentions)
Times Square  (59 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 New York City. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Chris from Manhattan Beach asked:
Where do the cool kids stay in NYC these days?  (37 answers)

profile  Ebe from Sao Paulo asked:
Is it a good idea to visit NYC in December?  (27 answers)

profile  Phil from Seattle asked:
48 Hours in NYC - I NEED to know the best Pizza spots!  (23 answers)

profile  Julia from Paris asked:
free or cheap things to do in NYC  (23 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in New York City?  (23 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to New York City.




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 New York City to Toronto 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 Toronto to New York City. Or get a full Toronto to New York City 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.

And if you know Toronto well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Toronto!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 710 miles
driving time of 12 hours, 30 minutes
148 Toronto travel answers
65 Niagara Falls travel answers
1 DuBois (Pennsylvania) travel answer
179 Washington, DC travel answers
122 Philadelphia travel answers
622 New York City travel answers





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