Weekend trips from Toronto

  1. Ottawa / New York City
  2. Newark / Washington, DC
  3. Alexandria / Columbus
  4. Cleveland / Philadelphia
  5. Arlington / Pittsburgh

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.

The longest trip is about 25.5 hours of total driving, so you may want to plan to do this over a long weekend.


Trip idea #1: Toronto → Ottawa → New York City → Toronto


Toronto to Ottawa
leave Toronto on Friday
1.5 hours → Port Hope
45 minutes → Trenton
1 hour → Kingston
55 minutes → Brockville
40 minutes → Old Mills Guest Home
47 minutes → Ottawa (stay Friday night)
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5.5 hours of driving

Ottawa to New York City
leave Ottawa on Saturday
1.5 hours → Thousand Islands
52 minutes → Watertown
1 hour → Syracuse
1.5 hours → Binghamton
1 hour → Scranton
2 hours → Summit
34 minutes → New York City (stay Saturday night)
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8.5 hours of driving

New York City to Toronto
leave New York City on Sunday
1.5 hours → West Point
1.5 hours → Liberty
1.5 hours → Binghamton
1.5 hours → Watkins Glen
1.5 hours → Letchworth State Park
1.5 hours → Niagara Falls
1.5 hours → Toronto (back home)
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10 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 24 hours of driving.


Trip idea #2: Toronto → Newark → Washington, DC → Toronto


Toronto to Newark
leave Toronto on Friday
1.5 hours → Niagara Falls
1.5 hours → Rochester
1.5 hours → Skaneateles
1.5 hours → Binghamton
1.5 hours → Wilkes Barre
1 hour → East Stroudsburg
1 hour → Newark (stay Friday night)
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9.5 hours of driving

Newark to Washington, DC
leave Newark on Saturday
1 hour → Princeton
58 minutes → 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 Toronto
leave Washington, DC on Sunday
1.5 hours → Harpers Ferry
1.5 hours → Breezewood
55 minutes → Black Moshannon State Park
1.5 hours → Treasure Lake
1.5 hours → Sugartown Alpaca Farm
1.5 hours → Niagara Falls
1 hour → Toronto (back home)
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9.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 24 hours of driving.


Trip idea #3: Toronto → Alexandria → Columbus → Toronto


Toronto to Alexandria
leave Toronto on Friday
1.5 hours → Niagara Falls
1.5 hours → Sugartown Alpaca Farm
1.5 hours → DuBois
56 minutes → Black Moshannon State Park
1.5 hours → Breezewood
2 hours → Rockville
35 minutes → Alexandria (stay Friday night)
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9.5 hours of driving

Alexandria to Columbus
leave Alexandria on Saturday
2 hours → Sideling Hill
50 minutes → Frostburg
48 minutes → Fallingwater
48 minutes → Monongahela
57 minutes → Wheeling
1 hour → The Rock Café
1.5 hours → Columbus (stay Saturday night)
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8 hours of driving

Columbus to Toronto
leave Columbus on Sunday
1 hour → Wooster
56 minutes → Cleveland
1 hour → Geneva
1 hour → Erie
1 hour → Fredonia
1 hour → Lincoln
1.5 hours → Toronto (back home)
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8 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 25.5 hours of driving.


Trip idea #4: Toronto → Cleveland → Philadelphia → Toronto


Toronto to Cleveland
leave Toronto on Friday
1.5 hours → Niagara Falls
1.5 hours → Fredonia
1 hour → Erie
1 hour → Geneva
56 minutes → Cleveland (stay Friday night)
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6 hours of driving

Cleveland to Philadelphia
leave Cleveland on Saturday
1 hour → Youngstown
1 hour → Pittsburgh
1 hour → Fallingwater
1.5 hours → Breezewood
1.5 hours → Carlisle
60 minutes → Lancaster
1.5 hours → Philadelphia (stay Saturday night)
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8.5 hours of driving

Philadelphia to Toronto
leave Philadelphia on Sunday
1 hour → Allentown
1.5 hours → Wilkes Barre
1 hour → Williamsport
1.5 hours → Painted Post
1.5 hours → Letchworth State Park
1.5 hours → Niagara Falls
1 hour → Toronto (back home)
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9 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 23.5 hours of driving.


Trip idea #5: Toronto → Arlington → Pittsburgh → Toronto


Toronto to Arlington
leave Toronto on Friday
1.5 hours → Niagara Falls
1.5 hours → Sugartown Alpaca Farm
1.5 hours → Treasure Lake
55 minutes → Black Moshannon State Park
1.5 hours → Breezewood
1.5 hours → Harpers Ferry
1 hour → Arlington (stay Friday night)
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9.5 hours of driving

Arlington to Pittsburgh
leave Arlington on Saturday
1 hour → Harpers Ferry
46 minutes → Hagerstown
46 minutes → Sideling Hill
1 hour → Stoystown
1.5 hours → Phipps Conservatory
7 minutes → Pittsburgh (stay Saturday night)
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5 hours of driving

Pittsburgh to Toronto
leave Pittsburgh on Sunday
40 minutes → Cranberry Township
48 minutes → Grove City
56 minutes → Meadville
46 minutes → Findley Lake
1.5 hours → Fredonia
45 minutes → Niagara Falls
49 minutes → Burlington
22 minutes → Toronto (back home)
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6.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 21 hours of driving.



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