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Washington, DC to Pittsburgh drive

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  Washington, DC
 Harpers Ferry
 Sideling Hill
 Somerset (Pennsylvania)
 Squirrel Hill
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV


Washington, DC to Pittsburgh road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Washington, DC to Pittsburgh. If you're planning a road trip to Pittsburgh, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Washington, DC and Pittsburgh. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Washington, DC and Pittsburgh. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Washington, DC
drive for about 1 hour

10:10 am  Harpers Ferry
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:10 am
drive for about 46 minutes

11:56 am  Hagerstown
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:56 pm
drive for about 45 minutes

1:40 pm  Sideling Hill
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:40 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:46 pm  Somerset (Pennsylvania)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:46 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:58 pm  Squirrel Hill
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:58 pm
drive for about 6 minutes

7:05 pm  arrive in Pittsburgh
eat at Primanti Brothers
stay at Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel

driving ≈ 5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Washington, District of Columbia.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Harpers Ferry  (3 answers)

Hagerstown  (2 answers)

Sideling Hill  (3 mentions)

Somerset (Pennsylvania)

Squirrel Hill  (2 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to stay in Pittsburgh?

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 Pittsburgh.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel, which was mentioned 3 times on Trippy.

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

Where's the best place to eat in Pittsburgh?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Primanti Brothers, which was mentioned 2 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Primanti Bros.  (2 mentions)

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

What are some things to do in Pittsburgh?

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:

Andy Warhol Museum  (9 mentions)
National Aviary  (6 mentions)
Carnegie Museum of Art  (6 mentions)
Phipps Conservatory  (5 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 Pittsburgh. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Ida from Durham (New Hampshire) asked:
First timer to Pittsburgh, what should I explore?  (6 answers)

profile  Camille from San Francisco asked:
First time to Pittsburgh, what are things a first time visitor has to do?  (5 answers)

profile  Mark from Monroe (Michigan) asked:
Parking spots for a 45' motorcoach in or near downtown Pittsburgh  (4 answers)

profile  Gerald from Brooklyn (New York) asked:
Pittsburgh on a budget?  (4 answers)

profile  Emily from Ann Arbor asked:
Trendy neighborhoods in Pittsburgh?  (4 answers)

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

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 Pittsburgh to Washington, DC drive, 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 Pittsburgh. Or get a full Washington, DC to Pittsburgh 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 246 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 57 minutes
159 Washington, DC travel answers
3 Harpers Ferry travel answers
2 Hagerstown travel answers
31 Pittsburgh travel answers


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