Route & dates
15 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary
New York City
New York City— 4 nights
bus: 1h 30min
Philadelphia— 3 nights
Drive: 2h 30min
Gettysburg— 2 nights
Drive: 1h 45min
Washington DC— 3 nights
Fly + bus: 4h 30min
Niagara Falls— 2 nights
bus + Fly + bus: 5h
New York City
New York City
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.
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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New York City. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Philadelphia.
Things to do in New York City
The City of Brotherly Love
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Kennett Square to see Longwood Gardens about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wissahickon Valley Park, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, make a trip to Franklin Square, and hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.
To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Philadelphia trip itinerary planning website .
You can take a bus from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.
Things to do in Philadelphia
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, take in the history at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, then get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park.
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Drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.
Things to do in Gettysburg
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip builder site .
Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Washington DC, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Niagara Falls.
Things to do in Washington DC
Honeymoon Capital of the World
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.On the 22nd (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls and then step off the mainland to explore Three Sisters Island. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.
For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls online trip itinerary maker .
Do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 76°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Niagara Falls
Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
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