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 2.5 hours
1:24 pm Lancaster (Pennsylvania)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am
day 1 driving ≈ 2.5 hours
find more stops
10:00 am leave from Lancaster (Pennsylvania)
drive for about 1.5 hours
3:52 pm Staten Island (New York)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:52 pm
drive for about 33 minutes
day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
Lancaster (Pennsylvania) (20 answers)
Philadelphia (135 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
Pat's King of Steaks
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.
Staten Island (New York) (20 mentions)
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:
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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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