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Washington, DC to New York City drive in an RV

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RV campgrounds from Washington, DC to New York City

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from Washington, DC to New York City in your RV. 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. 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 Washington, DC
drive for about 57 minutes

9:57 am  Baltimore
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:57 am
drive for about 45 minutes

11:42 am  Aberdeen (Maryland)
eat at Bill Bateman's Bistro
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:42 pm
drive for about 45 minutes

1:27 pm  Wilmington (Delaware)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:27 pm
drive for about 37 minutes

3:04 pm  Philadelphia
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 4:34 pm
drive for about 51 minutes

5:25 pm  Princeton (New Jersey)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:25 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

7:22 pm  Statue of Liberty
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 9:22 pm
drive for about 6 minutes

9:28 pm  arrive in New York City

driving ≈ 5 hours

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Washington, DC to New York City questions

profile  Lucy from Studio City, California asked:
Train or Car to DC from NYC?  (17 answers)

What are RV campgrounds along the way?

Baltimore  (54 answers)
    Hilton - Patapsco Valley State Park  (1 mention)
    hotels around Baltimore:
        Residence Inn by Marriott Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor
        Tremont Plaza Hotel
        Brookshire Suites
        Monaco Baltimore - A Kimpton Hotel
    questions about Baltimore:
        Best place to get seafood and crab cakes in Baltimore?
        Best free things to do in Baltimore?
        Authentic, non-chain restaurant for dinner with a child (with a well-refined palate) near the Inner Harbor?
        Family-friendly seafood restaurant
        What is your favorite restaurant in Baltimore?

Aberdeen (Maryland)  (2 answers)
    Marylander RV Park  (1 mention)
    Shore Travel Camp  (1 mention)
    Bar Harbor RV Park  (1 mention)
    Susquehanna State Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Aberdeen (Maryland):
        Bill Bateman's Bistro
    hotels around Aberdeen (Maryland):
        Super 8 Aberdeen
        Holiday Inn Aberdeen - Chesapeake House
        Red Roof Inn - Aberdeen
        Clarion Hotel Aberdeen
        Travelodge Aberdeen Hotel
        Residence Inn Aberdeen at Ripken Stadium
        Super 8 Motel Aberdeen Havre de Grace
        Spencer Silver Mansion
        Extended Stay America Hotel Baltimore Bel Air
    questions about Aberdeen (Maryland):
        Where is a safe place to spend the night

Wilmington (Delaware)  (7 answers)
    Casino at Delaware Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Wilmington (Delaware):
        Catherine Rooney's
    hotels around Wilmington (Delaware):
        Marriot Residences at Rodney Square
        Hotel du Pont Wilmington (Delaware)
        Sheraton Suites Wilmington

Philadelphia  (122 answers)
    hotels around Philadelphia:
        Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia
    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.

Princeton (New Jersey)  (8 answers)
    hotels around Princeton (New Jersey):
        Nassau Inn
        Courtyard by Marriott Princeton
        Chauncey Hotel Princeton (New Jersey)
        The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
    questions about Princeton (New Jersey):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Princeton (New Jersey)?
        What's the best neighborhood in Princeton (New Jersey) for a first time visitor?

Statue of Liberty  (83 mentions)
    Liberty Harbor RV Park  (1 mention)
    Staten Island - Gateway National Rec Area  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Statue of Liberty:
        Battery Gardens
    hotels around Statue of Liberty:
        Liberty Harbor RV Park

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 AllStays:

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

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

profile  Jane from asked:
Which NYC museums are must see? We only have time for two.  (21 answers)

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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 Washington, DC 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 Washington, DC? Try searching for places within 4 hours of Washington, DC.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Washington, DC to New York City. Or get a full Washington, DC 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. 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 229 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 50 minutes
179 Washington, DC travel answers
54 Baltimore travel answers
2 Aberdeen (Maryland) travel answers
7 Wilmington (Delaware) travel answers
122 Philadelphia travel answers
8 Princeton (New Jersey) travel answers
622 New York City travel answers


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