What are the Best Stops on a Road Trip From Georgia to New York?

When mapping out a road trip, what do you like to include in your itinerary? Do you enjoy visiting historical monuments? What about local restaurants? Or maybe you just like experiencing new places. Well, you’ll find all of those things and more in our Georgia to New York road trip guide! Don’t forget to request our free I-95 Travel Guide for a complete list of restaurants, attractions, and activities from Florida to Maine!

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6 Places You Need to Stop on a Road Trip From Georgia to New York

Day One

Georgia and South Carolina

Your road trip from Georgia to New York largely depends on your starting point. If you are traveling from the Atlanta area, we recommend that you head north on I-85 until you reach Greenville, SC, and cut across the state to Florence. Here is a route itinerary with directions for this portion of the road trip. If you are traveling from Savannah or South Georiga, get on I-95 and head north until you reach Latta, where you will spend your first night at our beautiful and historic Inn!

Make a dinner reservation at our restaurant for that evening ( make sure you arrive before 7 p.m. for our 7:30 p.m. seating), where classic cuisine and an elegant dining experience combine for a peaceful and relaxing night. Get some rest in one of our comfortable rooms before waking up to a gourmet breakfast!

Day Two


Your first stop on day two of your road trip from Georgia to Florida is also your last stop of the day. Spend about 6 hours driving north on I-95 through North Carolina and Virginia before arriving just outside of Washington D.C. Check into The Morrison House Hotel in Alexandria before heading out to explore the National Mall and the Smithsonian Museum complex! The Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial are just a few of the many fantastic sights around America’s capital.

Day Three


Day three of your journey from Georgia to New York has the most stops, but they are all within two and a half hours of each other. Your first stop is Baltimore, where you need to head to a local seafood joint, like Nick’s Fish House, to crack open some famous Maryland crab. After you satisfy your taste buds, explore Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and the Edgar Allan Poe House before heading north to Wilmington, DE.


The state of Delaware might be small, but the capital city of Wilmington packs in plenty of things to do! Book a night at the Inn at Montchanin Village and check in before enjoying a relaxing spa treatment at the Spa at Montchanin Village. Then tour the grounds of the beautiful Nemours Estate before driving 40 minutes north to the City of Brotherly Love.


Don’t waste any time once you arrive in Philadelphia. Grab a famous Philly Cheesesteak at Tony Luke’s before getting another dose of history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and Independence Hall. Then head back to the Inn at Montchanin Village to get some rest for the final leg of your road trip from Georgia to New York road trip.

Day Four

New York

Day four of your Georgia to New York road trip only involves around two hours of driving, so if you want to stick around Wilmington or you can push Philadelphia’s activities and attractions to this day.

Overall, your route itinerary from Atlanta to New York has around 15 and a half hours of drive time separated by all of your stops. We also included the route from Savannah to New York.

Book Your Stay at Abingdon ManorAbingdon Manor exterior at night

Abingdon Manor is a warm and welcoming oasis off of I-95 in the charming town of Latta, SC. Our comfortable and luxurious rooms provide guests with the perfect place to relax on your road trip. Whether you’re enjoying a delicious dinner or breakfast in our dining room, strolling around our well-groomed grounds, or touring the quaint town, our Inn will have you feeling refreshed for the next leg of your journey!

Book your room with us today! We look forward to welcoming you to the Abingdon Manor family!