What’s the best route from Maine to Virginia?

Is driving from Maine to Virginia hard? I want to take a trip to visit my parents but I usually fly there. I’m thinking of trying a road trip this time, but I’m not sure what route to take!

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Answer provided by
Liz Jenson
Answered on May 20, 2022
Driving from Maine to Virginia will take you about 14 hours, depending on where you leave from and your final destination—but it’s definitely a doable drive! Here’s the best route from Maine to Virginia:
  1. Take I-95 S out of Maine.
  2. Take exit 89, then continue onto I-495 S.
  3. Take exit 65B to merge onto I-290 W.
  4. Take exit 12A for I-90 W, then take exit 78 and continue onto I-84.
  5. Use I-91 S to get to CT-15 S, which you can take through Connecticut.
  6. Continue onto Hutchinson River Pkwy S as you enter New York. You can also stop here for the night if you haven’t stopped already.
  7. You’ll need to take a few different roads as you drive through New York, but keep following the signs for I-95 Lower Level S.
  8. Once you’re on I-95 S, continue until you reach NJ Tpke S.
  9. Take NJ Tpke S to merge onto I-295 S, then continue onto I-95 S.
  10. Exit to I-895 S and begin following the signs for Washington, D.C..
  11. As you leave D.C., merge onto I-395 S and take that interstate into Virginia. From there, follow the signs for whatever town you need!
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