Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Washington, DC 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.
11:00 am start in Washington, DC
drive for about 2 hours
1:14 pm Hershey
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am
day 1 driving ≈ 2 hours
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11:00 am leave from Hershey
drive for about 1.5 hours
12:43 pm Easton (Pennsylvania)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:43 pm
drive for about 1 hour
2:44 pm New Brunswick
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:44 pm
drive for about 55 minutes
day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
Hershey (15 answers)
questions about Hershey:
Affordable non-touristy local restaurant
Easton (Pennsylvania) (2 answers)
questions about Easton (Pennsylvania):
What's the best neighborhood in Easton (Pennsylvania) for a first time visitor?
New Brunswick (8 answers)
Zimmerli Art Museum (2 mentions)
restaurants around New Brunswick:
THE FROG AND THE PEACH
questions about New Brunswick:
Is there anything worth seeing/doing/eating in or around New Brunswick, NJ???
What's the best neighborhood in New Brunswick for a first time visitor?
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.
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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:
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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:
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