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Washington, DC to Cleveland drive in 1 day

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  Washington, DC
 Frederick
 Sideling Hill
 Somerset (Pennsylvania)
 Belle Vernon
 Pittsburgh
 Youngstown
 Rick's Cafe
   Cleveland 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Washington, DC to Cleveland road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Washington, DC to Cleveland. If you're planning a road trip to Cleveland, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Washington, DC and Cleveland. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Washington, DC and Cleveland. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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8:00 am  start in Washington, DC
drive for about 53 minutes

8:53 am  Frederick
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 9:53 am
drive for about 1 hour

11:02 am  Sideling Hill
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:02 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:08 pm  Somerset (Pennsylvania)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:08 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

3:04 pm  Belle Vernon
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:04 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

4:57 pm  Pittsburgh
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:57 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:03 pm  Youngstown
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 8:03 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

9:00 pm  eat at Rick's Cafe
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:00 pm
drive for about 23 minutes

10:23 pm  arrive in Cleveland
stay at The Cleveland Hostel

driving ≈ 7.5 hours


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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Washington, District of Columbia.

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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?

Frederick

Sideling Hill  (3 mentions)

Somerset (Pennsylvania)

Belle Vernon

Pittsburgh  (31 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:
        Primanti Brothers
        Primanti Bros.
    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?
        What's the best neighborhood in Pittsburgh for a first time visitor?
        Parking spots for a 45' motorcoach in or near downtown Pittsburgh
        Pittsburgh on a budget?

Youngstown  (2 answers)

Rick's Cafe  (2 mentions)


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Cleveland, Ohio.

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Where's the best place to stay in Cleveland?

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 Cleveland.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Cleveland Hostel, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

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




Where's the best place to eat in Cleveland?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Lola, which was mentioned 13 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Lolita  (6 mentions)
The Greenhouse Tavern  (6 mentions)
Melt Bar & Grilled  (4 mentions)
L'Albatros  (4 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Cleveland?

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:

West Side Market  (6 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 Cleveland. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Cleveland?  (10 answers)

profile  Katie from Columbus asked:
Good restaurants for business dinner?  (10 answers)

profile  Hayden from Cleveland asked:
New to the city, friend coming to visit: What should we do?  (6 answers)

profile  Kelly from Massachusetts asked:
Fun things to do  (4 answers)

profile  Ida from Durham (New Hampshire) asked:
Best breweries in Cleveland?  (3 answers)

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




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 Cleveland to Washington, DC 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 Washington, DC to Cleveland. Or get a full Washington, DC to Cleveland 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 Washington, DC well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Washington, DC!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 373 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 55 minutes
168 Washington, DC travel answers
31 Pittsburgh travel answers
2 Youngstown travel answers
44 Cleveland travel answers





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