11 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

11 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mid Atlantic trip planner

Make it your trip
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Lake George
— 1 night
Drive
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New York City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wildwood
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Lake George

— 1 night

Queen of the American Lakes

A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Prospect Mountain and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Schroon Lake Town Beach, then get outside with Square Eddy Expeditions, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lake George trip itinerary app.

Orlando to Lake George is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Orlando in July, things will get little chillier in Lake George: highs are around 82°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Explore hidden gems such as New York Public Library and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Family-friendly places like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, walk around The High Line, make a trip to Empire State Building, and take a stroll through Times Square.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New York City day trip website.

Drive from Lake George to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Lake George in July, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Wildwood.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Wildwood

— 3 nights
Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Ocean City Boardwalk and Ocean City Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cape May City Beaches and Wildwood Beach. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Cape May County Park & Zoo, take a memorable tour with Tours, and find something for the whole family at Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Wildwood day trip planning tool.

You can drive from New York City to Wildwood in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Wildwood are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Wildwood

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Jennie Wade House, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gettysburg driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Wildwood to Gettysburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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.
On the 11th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Washington DC road trip planning site.

Getting from Gettysburg to Washington DC by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Gettysburg in July, with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip