Mid-Atlantic Road Trips
Select one of our road trips to start your journey
Click to view road trip on map
Outer Banks to Virginia Beach
3 legs - 253.6 miles: 10 hours, 3 min
This ramble up North Carolina’s barrier islands is for lovers of lighthous...
2 legs - 115.8 miles: 3 hours, 45 min
From the Founding Fathers convening in Philadelphia to vacationers enjoying the ...
Blue Ridge Parkway - Virginia
2 legs - 270.8 miles: 6 hours, 56 min
The northernmost part of the parkway winds through southwestern Virginia, changi...
Hershey, PA Dutch Country
3 legs - 197.0 miles: 5 hours, 32 min
A trip through Pennsylvania Dutch Country brings visitors face-to-face with hist...
3 legs - 137.9 miles: 3 hours, 34 min
American history buffs will appreciate this route that begins and ends in the nation’s capital and includes two nearby Virginia locations—Leesburg and Mount Vernon—that played prominent roles in the early days of a new nation. A scenic bonus is the rolling northern Virginia countryside, at its best in spring and again during fall foliage season in October.
Baltimore and the Eastern Shore
3 legs - 90.8 miles: 2 hours, 29 min
History and water are the defining characteristics of this route. Baltimore was ...
2 legs - 198.8 miles: 5 hours, 31 min
Roll down your windows for a better view of the wildflowers and wildlife as you ...
3 legs - 356.6 miles: 8 hours, 24 min
Much of this route traverses rural areas. In many places, trees are the main sce...
4 legs - 405.9 miles: 8 hours, 23 min
A wealth of history unfolded in Virginia. North America’s first permanent ...
Civil War Sites
4 legs - 390.7 miles: 7 hours, 36 min
While you may have seen Civil War documentaries and read the history books, nothing can quite compare to standing on a grassy battlefield where Union and Confederate soldiers once clashed. Visit the sites of some of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War—including Gettysburg and Antietam—on this loop through the mid-Atlantic states.
2 legs - 205.4 miles: 6 hours, 27 min
A favorite trip for Manhattanites eager to swap traffic noise and asphalt for bi...
West Virginia Mountains
4 legs - 344.7 miles: 7 hours, 55 min
Aptly nicknamed the Mountain State, West Virginia derives much of its splendor f...
Chesapeake Bay Scenic Bridge-Tunnel
1 leg - 19.2 miles: 0 hours, 21 min
Officially named the Lucius J. Kellam Jr. Bridge-Tunnel in honor of the individu...
Northcentral Pennsylvania's Scenic Route 6
1 leg - 85.4 miles: 1 hours, 47 min
Much of this portion of US 6 is through a rural section of north central Pennsyl...
Christopher Columbus Scenic Highway
1 leg - 25.3 miles: 22 min
After passing Allamuchy Mountain State Park, I-80 continues toward the taller peaks of the Appalachian Mountains. The Delaware River borders the western portion of the route, providing attractive views of the water. A hike up Mount Tammany at the Delaware Water Gap affords breathtaking vistas; bald eagles and raptors may be seen in summer and fall, respectively.
Maryland's National Scenic Freeway
1 leg - 80.1 miles: 1 hours, 12 min
From the West Virginia border to Hancock, MD, I-68 is mostly a rural road and is...
Lake Wallenpaupack Scenic Highway
1 leg - 19.5 miles: 0 hours, 24 min
Once you do get close to the cool, calm waters of Lake Wallenpaupack, you’...
George Washington National Forest Scenic Highway
1 leg - 56.2 miles: 0 hours, 50 min
Much of this I-64 excursion traverses George Washington National Forest. Blanket...
Veteran's Memorial Scenic Highway
1 leg - 27.7 miles: 0 hours, 25 min
The four-lane, divided I-68 parallels West Virginia's northern border highway fo...
Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway
1 leg - 7.1 miles: 13 min
Along the Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway, SR 52/SR 100, you’ll go from busy downtown Wilmington to quiet small towns, and past the Brandywine Creek State Park on SR 100. Get a glimpse of extravagant country mansions and gardens built by wealthy Americans in the early 20th century. Scenic in every season, some of the roadway is tree-lined and has stone fences running along the side.
Highland Scenic Highway Route 39
1 leg - 16.8 miles: 0 hours, 18 min
The inspiring beauty of West Virginia awaits you with every turn of the Highland...
America's Historic Main Street
3 legs - 16.7 miles: 1 hours, 39 min
A rich history and world-class amenities make the nation’s capital one of ...
Allegheny National Forest Scenic Drive
1 leg - 18.8 miles: 0 hours, 21 min
Sugar maple, yellow poplar, black cherry and red maple cover the Allegheny Natio...
Big Walker Mountain Scenic Byway
1 leg - 16.5 miles: 0 hours, 25 min
In Jefferson National Forest the elevations range from 600 feet at the James Riv...
Delaware Farmlands Scenic Drive
1 leg - 13.9 miles: 19 min
Take in the peaceful atmosphere of the countryside on this quiet drive through the Delaware farmlands. You will see a number of chicken coops among the fields of soybean, wheat and tall cornstalks. Delaware Farmlands Scenic Drive (SR 16/SR 36) takes you past crops, farmhouses, red barns and silver grain silos as well as a few small creeks, churches and stands of trees.
Delaware's Scenic Coastal Highway
1 leg - 15.3 miles: 0 hours, 19 min
Water shimmers in the sunshine as travelers drive Delaware’s Scenic Coasta...
Dwight D Eisenhower Scenic Highway
1 leg - 20.4 miles: 0 hours, 17 min
A number of small towns provide a nice change of pace as you drive past the gree...
Highland Scenic Highway Route 150
1 leg - 22.3 miles: 0 hours, 30 min
From the SR 39/55 junction SR 150 begins climbing into the Allegheny Highlands, ...
Longhouse National Scenic Route 59
1 leg - 17.8 miles: 0 hours, 20 min
Longhouse National Scenic Route 59 provides access to many activities in Alleghe...
Mount Rogers Scenic Route 58
1 leg - 33.6 miles: 57 min
Mountains rise in the background as you drive down US 58, and inside Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, the namesake Mount Rogers ascends to the highest point in Virginia at 5,729 feet. At the right time of year, wildflowers line this lovely drive under a canopy of trees.
Mount Rogers Scenic Route 603
1 leg - 13.2 miles: 0 hours, 20 min
The Mount Rogers Scenic Route (CR 603) follows the path of Laurel Creek toward M...
Mountaineer Scenic Expressway
1 leg - 50.8 miles: 0 hours, 50 min
Four-lane US 19 offers many lovely vistas of forest-covered mountain ridges. The...
Palisades Interstate Scenic Parkway
1 leg - 11.2 miles: 0 hours, 11 min
The George Washington Bridge marks the beginning of the Palisades Interstate Sce...
Pennsylvania's Historic National Road
4 legs - 116.3 miles: 3 hours, 12 min
The National Road (US 40) runs from Maryland to Illinois and was the nation̵...
Shenandoah Valley Vistas Scenic Highway
1 leg - 34.4 miles: 29 min
Staunton, early home to Woodrow Wilson, has outstanding examples of 19th-century architecture. As you travel east along I-64 with spectacular mountain vistas, you’ll encounter entrances to the Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The byway ends in Charlottesville, home to the stately University of Virginia founded by Thomas Jefferson.
Pennsylvania's Scenic Route 6
1 leg - 22.3 miles: 0 hours, 27 min
Driving US 6 from Hawley, passing farmland and forests, offers an opportunity to...
Virginia's Historic Colonial Parkway
1 leg - 29.7 miles: 1 hours, 6 min
Virginia’s scenic Colonial Parkway connects three important sites in early...
West Virginia Scenic Turnpike
1 leg - 28.9 miles: 0 hours, 26 min
I-77 rolls gently through the Appalachian Mountains in southern West Virginia, w...
New Jersey's Historic Delaware River
2 legs - 33.9 miles: 0 hours, 55 min
New Jersey’s Historic Delaware River drive trip comprises the state- and n...
Baltimore's Historic Charles Street
4 legs - 14.7 miles: 1 hours, 5 min
Get a feel for the wonderful culture that fills Baltimore, stop to take photos with statues that commemorate its history, and admire the beautiful architecture that lines historic Charles Street.
Pennsylvania's Journey Through Hallowed Ground Historic Byway
4 legs - 22.4 miles: 1 hours, 1 min
Discover America’s historical legacy when you take Pennsylvania’s Jo...
Maryland's Journey Through Hallowed Ground Historic Byway
4 legs - 57.3 miles: 1 hours, 46 min
Delve into American history when you drive Maryland’s Journey Through Hall...
Virginia's Northern Journey Through Hallowed Ground Historic Byway
4 legs - 107.2 miles: 3 hours, 0 min
America’s legacy is highlighted along Virginia’s Northern Journey Th...
Virginia's Southern Journey Through Hallowed Ground Historic Byway
1 leg - 0 miles: 0 hours, 0 min
See presidential homes and other notable establishments in Virginia’s Sou...
Maryland's Historic National Road
4 legs - 176.8 miles: 5 hours, 34 min
Dubbed “The Road that Built the Nation,” the Historic National Road took decades to build. Begun in 1811, the road saw horse-powered Conestoga wagons, stagecoaches and carriages, replaced later by trains, hauling migrating pioneer families westward. Inns, general stores and taverns provided necessities for the intrepid travelers; many remain for you to discover.
West Virginia's Historic National Road
3 legs - 26.7 miles: 1 hours, 10 min
America’s first federally funded highway, the Historic National Road offer...