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Washington, DC to Miami drive

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  Washington, DC
 Richmond
 The Pit
 Pinehurst
 Charleston
 Savannah
 Jacksonville
 Orlando
 West Palm Beach
driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Washington, DC to Miami road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Washington, DC to Miami. If you're planning a road trip to Miami, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Washington, DC and Miami. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Washington, DC and Miami. 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 Washington, DC
drive for about 2 hours

11:46 am  Richmond
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:46 pm
drive for about 3 hours

3:37 pm  eat at The Pit
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:37 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:59 pm  Pinehurst
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 2

8:00 am  leave from Pinehurst
drive for about 3.5 hours

11:42 am  Charleston
stay for about 3 hours
and leave at 2:42 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:35 pm  Savannah
stay for about 2.5 hours
and leave at 7:05 pm
drive for about 2 hours

9:04 pm  Jacksonville
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Jacksonville
drive for about 2 hours

11:05 am  Orlando
stay for about 3.5 hours
and leave at 2:35 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:16 pm  West Palm Beach
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:16 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:26 pm  arrive in Miami
eat at Versailles
stay at Fontainebleau Resort

day 3 driving ≈ 6 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Richmond  (13 answers)
    Carytown  (4 mentions)
    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Richmond:
        Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue
    questions about Richmond:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Richmond?
        What is there to do in Richmond?
        Nightlife in Richmond & hotels?

The Pit  (5 mentions)

Pinehurst  (3 answers)

Charleston  (130 answers)
    King Street  (8 mentions)
    Boone Hall Plantation  (6 mentions)
    The Battery  (6 mentions)
    Folly Beach  (5 mentions)
    Waterfront Park  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Charleston:
        Husk
        Hominy Grill
        FIG
        Slightly North of Broad
        Bowen's Island Restaurant
    questions about Charleston:
        Two day trip - what are the must sees, eats, and drinks?
        Best oceanfront place to stay closest to Charleston SC
        Dinner with family in Charleston tonight...
        Afternoon in Charleston
        Newbie in Charleston, How to Spend an Afternoon

Savannah  (101 answers)
    Forsyth Park  (9 mentions)
    Bonaventure Cemetery  (5 mentions)
    Savannah's Historic District  (3 mentions)
    The Pirates House Savannah GA  (3 mentions)
    River Street  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Savannah:
        Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room
        Crystal Beer Parlor
        The Olde Pink House
        Gryphon Tea Room
        Clary's Cafe
    questions about Savannah:
        What is your favorite under rated attraction in Savannah?
        Little Ones in Savannah
        Leisurely trip to Savannah
        What are fun things to do in Savannah on a budget?
        Great restaurants in Savannah

Jacksonville  (24 answers)
    questions about Jacksonville:
        What's the best neighborhood in Jacksonville for a first time visitor?

Orlando  (153 answers)
    The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter  (16 mentions)
    Universal CityWalk  (8 mentions)
    Universal's Islands of Adventure  (7 mentions)
    Universal Studios Islands of Adventure  (5 mentions)
    Orlando Premium Outlets - International Dr  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Orlando:
        Cafe Tu Tu Tango
        Emeril's Orlando
        SeaWorld
        Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
        Hard Rock Cafe
    questions about Orlando:
        How many days for Disney + universal?
        What to do during one day in Orlando that's not Disney World
        5 days in orlando not Disney
        Top golf courses in Orlando?
        Fine dining for client meeting in Orlando

West Palm Beach  (12 answers)
    questions about West Palm Beach:
        Restaurants in West Palm Beach - casual with good beers on tap
        Where are popular areas to stay in West Palm Beach?
        Looking for a hotel with a great view
        What's the best neighborhood in West Palm Beach for a first time visitor?


Where's the best place to stay in Miami?

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 Miami.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Fontainebleau Resort, which was mentioned 5 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Freehand Miami  (3 mentions)
Delano Hotel  (2 mentions)

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




Where's the best place to eat in Miami?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Versailles, which was mentioned 14 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Joe's Stone Crab  (13 mentions)
Seasons 52  (6 mentions)
The Broken Shaker  (4 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Miami?

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:

Miami Beach  (22 mentions)
Lincoln Road  (14 mentions)
Lincoln Road Mall  (11 mentions)
Ocean Drive  (9 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 Miami. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Miami?  (13 answers)

profile  Sunil from Mountain View asked:
Good Cuban food in Miami?  (9 answers)

profile  Diane from Clifton, Texas asked:
Looking for a trendy and unique restaurant to celebrate my birthday!  (8 answers)

profile  Miriam from Seattle asked:
What is the weather like during the winter months?  (8 answers)

profile  Molly from asked:
one night lay over in Miami- what to see, where to eat?  (8 answers)

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




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 Miami 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 Miami. Or get a full Washington, DC to Miami 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 1,050 miles
driving time of 14 hours, 59 minutes
Miami is the same time as Washington, DC
172 Washington, DC travel answers
13 Richmond travel answers
3 Pinehurst travel answers
130 Charleston travel answers
101 Savannah travel answers
24 Jacksonville travel answers
153 Orlando travel answers
12 West Palm Beach travel answers
141 Miami travel answers





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