Take a Day Trip from New York to Washington, D.C.

Taking a road trip from New York to Washington, D.C. gives you the chance to visit some of the most impressive cities and see some of the most fascinating sights on the East Coast. Since the drive itself is relatively short, following Interstate 95 the entire way, you can choose to complete this road trip in a single day or stay overnight along the way to pack in even more adventure. Here's how to structure the ultimate road trip from New York to Washington, D.C. Make sure you are prepared before heading out with our checklist of road trip essentials.

 

Drive time from New York to Washington, D.C.: Approximately 5 hours
Distance from New York to Washington, D.C.: Approximately 225 miles
Best car for this road trip: Intermediate SUV

 

 

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