Weekend trips from Boston

  1. Philadelphia / Alexandria
  2. New York City / Washington, DC
  3. Arlington / Baltimore

For any of these trips, you could visit just the first or second destination if you want to do less driving and spend more time in the area.


Trip idea #1: Boston → Philadelphia → Alexandria → Boston


Boston to Philadelphia
leave Boston on Friday
52 minutes → Worcester
1 hour → Hartford
42 minutes → New Haven
47 minutes → Stamford
59 minutes → New York City
1.5 hours → Princeton
58 minutes → Philadelphia (stay Friday night)
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6.5 hours of driving

Philadelphia to Alexandria
leave Philadelphia on Saturday
35 minutes → Wilmington
46 minutes → Aberdeen
43 minutes → Fells Point
51 minutes → Washington, DC
15 minutes → Alexandria (stay Saturday night)
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3 hours of driving

Alexandria to Boston
leave Alexandria on Sunday
1.5 hours → Baltimore
1.5 hours → Philadelphia
2 hours → New York City
54 minutes → Hartford
1.5 hours → Old Sturbridge Village
1 hour → Boston (back home)
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9 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 18.5 hours of driving.


Trip idea #2: Boston → New York City → Washington, DC → Boston


Boston to New York City
leave Boston on Friday
1.5 hours → Old Sturbridge Village
54 minutes → Hartford
42 minutes → New Haven
47 minutes → Stamford
45 minutes → Central Park
10 minutes → New York City (stay Friday night)
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4.5 hours of driving

New York City to Washington, DC
leave New York City on Saturday
50 minutes → New Brunswick
1 hour → Philadelphia
35 minutes → Wilmington
46 minutes → Aberdeen
40 minutes → Baltimore
58 minutes → Washington, DC (stay Saturday night)
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5 hours of driving

Washington, DC to Boston
leave Washington, DC on Sunday
1.5 hours → Baltimore
1.5 hours → Philadelphia
2 hours → New York City
54 minutes → Hartford
1.5 hours → Old Sturbridge Village
58 minutes → Boston (back home)
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8.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 18 hours of driving.


Trip idea #3: Boston → Arlington → Baltimore → Boston


Boston to Arlington
leave Boston on Friday
1.5 hours → Old Sturbridge Village
54 minutes → Hartford
2 hours → New York City
1.5 hours → Philadelphia
1.5 hours → Baltimore
1 hour → Arlington (stay Friday night)
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8.5 hours of driving

Arlington to Baltimore
leave Arlington on Saturday
14 minutes → Eastern Market
20 minutes → Greenbelt
16 minutes → Laurel
13 minutes → Fort Meade
11 minutes → Timbuktu Restaurant and Lounge
12 minutes → G&M Restaurant and Lounge
12 minutes → Baltimore (stay Saturday night)
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1.5 hours of driving

Baltimore to Boston
leave Baltimore on Sunday
58 minutes → Philadelphia
1 hour → Princeton
1.5 hours → The Cloisters
42 minutes → New Haven
54 minutes → Hartford
1.5 hours → Old Sturbridge Village
1.5 hours → Boston (back home)
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8 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 18.5 hours of driving.



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Discover weekend getaways from Boston and explore places that are easily drivable for a short 3-day trip or a longer weekend if there's a holiday or you can get time off. Once you've picked a destination, you can search for alternate routes that might have more interesting stops along the way. If you're looking for all of the possible destinations, try searching for a radius of 50 miles from Boston up to 200 miles from Boston or anything in between. If you don't have enough time for a long weekend, try searching for day trips from Boston, or you can make Boston your destination instead. If you have more time, you can plan a drive from Boston to West Virginia.