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Washington, DC to Newport drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Washington, DC to Newport road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Washington, DC to Newport. If you're planning a road trip to Newport, 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.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Washington, DC
drive for about 57 minutes

11:57 am  Baltimore
eat at G&M Restaurant and Lounge
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:57 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:11 pm  Wilmington (Delaware)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:11 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:57 pm  New Brunswick
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from New Brunswick
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:37 am  Stamford (Connecticut)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:37 pm
drive for about 47 minutes

1:24 pm  New Haven
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:24 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:32 pm  Mystic Seaport
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:32 pm
drive for about 59 minutes

5:32 pm  arrive in Newport
eat at Scales & Shells

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Baltimore  (54 answers)
    Fells Point  (11 mentions)
    Inner Harbor  (7 mentions)
    Lexington Market  (4 mentions)
    Canton  (4 mentions)
    The Helmand  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Baltimore:
        G&M Restaurant and Lounge
        Faidley's Seafood & Fresh Fish Market
        Phillips Seafood
        The Abbey Burger Bistro
        Max's Taphouse
    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?

Wilmington (Delaware)  (7 answers)

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?

Stamford (Connecticut)  (3 answers)
    questions about Stamford (Connecticut):
        Healthy grocery store near Stamford Marriott?

New Haven  (8 answers)
    restaurants around New Haven:
        Modern Apizza
        Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
        Goodfellas Restaurant
    questions about New Haven:
        What's the best neighborhood in New Haven for a first time visitor?
        Let's get serious about Pizza..... Sally's? Pepes? or Modern?

Mystic Seaport  (10 mentions)


Where's the best place to eat in Newport?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Scales & Shells, which was mentioned 4 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Black Pearl  (3 mentions)
Flo's Clam Shack  (3 mentions)
The Red Parrot  (2 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Newport?

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:

The Breakers  (4 mentions)
Cliff Walk  (4 mentions)
Thames Street  (2 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 Newport. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Grant from New York City asked:
What are the best places for low-key sea food/Rawbar?  (6 answers)

profile  Jarod from Kentucky asked:
Day trips from Newport, RI  (4 answers)

profile  Nancy from Birmingham (Alabama) asked:
Best things to do in Newport on a 3-day trip in September?  (2 answers)

profile  Ann from Connecticut asked:
Most romantic B&B ?  (1 answer)

profile  Monica from asked:
Great seafood restaurants In Newport  (1 answer)

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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 Newport 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 Newport. Or get a full Washington, DC to Newport 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 407 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 51 minutes
179 Washington, DC travel answers
54 Baltimore travel answers
7 Wilmington (Delaware) travel answers
8 New Brunswick travel answers
3 Stamford (Connecticut) travel answers
8 New Haven travel answers
32 Newport travel answers





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