19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Boston
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Lancaster
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Yorktown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
Boston

3
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get some cultural insight at Ocean City Beach and Emlen Physick Estate. Popular historic sites such as Independence Hall and Lucy the Elephant are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: North Wildwood Beach (in North Wildwood) and Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery (in Rio Grande). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia trip tool .

Boston to Philadelphia is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boston in June: highs in Philadelphia hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, Lucy the Elephant, Emlen Physick Estate, Ocean City Beach, North Wildwood Beach
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North Wildwood Beach ©
North Wildwood Beach
Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery ©
Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery
Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach

3
days
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area and Cullari Vineyards and Winery. Take a break from the city and head to Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site and Village Greens Miniature Golf. Get out of town with these interesting Lancaster side-trips: Brown's Orchards and Farm Market (in Loganville) and Nissley Vineyards and Winery (in Bainbridge). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Cackleberry Farm Antique Mall.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lancaster holiday planning website .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Lancaster sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nissley Vineyards and Winery, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Village Greens Miniature Golf, Brown's Orchards and Farm Market, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
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Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site ©
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area ©
Nissley Vineyards and Winery ©
Nissley Vineyards and Winery

3
days
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Antietam National Battlefield and The Christmas Haus. Get some historical perspective at Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg National Cemetery. Go for a jaunt from Gettysburg to Harpers Ferry to see Harpers Ferry National Historical Park about 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Adams County Winery and make a trip to Evergreen Cemetery.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gettysburg trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

The Christmas Haus, Adams County Winery, Antietam National Battlefield, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Adams County Winery ©
Adams County Winery

2
days
Chincoteague Island

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
On the 27th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Chincoteague Bay Field Station, then look for gifts at MamerSass, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally look for gifts at Wine Cheese & More.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chincoteague Island tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Chincoteague Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi. June in Chincoteague Island sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yorktown.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Chincoteague Bay Field Station
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Chincoteague Bay Field Station ©
Chincoteague Bay Field Station
MamerSass ©
MamerSass

2
days
Yorktown

Yorktown ©
Yorktown is a census-designated place (CDP) in York County, Virginia, United States. On the 29th (Sat), witness the site of a historic battle at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, then learn about winemaking at Gauthier Vineyard, and then learn about winemaking at Good Luck Cellars. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Yorktown Beach, then stop by Whitley's Peanut Factory, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Historic St. Luke's Church.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yorktown holiday planner.

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Yorktown in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Yorktown can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Yorktown

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Good Luck Cellars, Gauthier Vineyard, Historic St. Luke's Church, Whitley's Peanut Factory
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Historic St. Luke's Church ©
Historic St. Luke's Church
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown ©
Yorktown Beach ©
Yorktown Beach

2
days
Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
On the 1st (Mon), steep yourself in history at Pamplin Historical Park and then learn about winemaking at Saude Creek Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Pocahontas State Park, shop like a local with Short Pump Mall, and then don't miss a visit to Carytown.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Richmond online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Yorktown to Richmond takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Richmond are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Richmond

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pocahontas State Park, Saude Creek Vineyards, Pamplin Historical Park
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Pamplin Historical Park ©
Pamplin Historical Park
Carytown ©
Carytown
Saude Creek Vineyards ©
Saude Creek Vineyards

2
days
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier, get engrossed in the history at Civil War Medical Museum, and then learn about winemaking at Keswick Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and then do a tasting at Barren Ridge Vineyards.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Charlottesville day trip website .

You can drive from Richmond to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

#Historic Sites, #Wineries, #Museums

Side Trips

Keswick Vineyards, Civil War Medical Museum, James Madison's Montpelier, Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, Barren Ridge Vineyards
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James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Barren Ridge Vineyards ©
Barren Ridge Vineyards
Keswick Vineyards ©
Keswick Vineyards

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