11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Charlottesville
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
End: Washington DC

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ellis Island, Trinity Church, One World Observatory, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New York City day trip website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New York City. In October in New York City, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

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Central Park ©
Central Park
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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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.
On the 27th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and then don't miss a visit to Abraham Lincoln Statue.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg online tour itinerary builder .

Drive from New York City to Gettysburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 48°F in Gettysburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 28th (Mon), stop by SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, take in the dramatic scenery at Dark Hollow Falls, and then cruise along Skyline Drive.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Shenandoah National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Shenandoah National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Shenandoah National Park are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

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SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Dark Hollow Falls ©
Dark Hollow Falls
SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts ©
SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts

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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.
On the 29th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Monticello, then steep yourself in history at Mulberry Row, and then relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Charlottesville trip planner .

Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to Charlottesville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

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Monticello ©
Monticello
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard

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Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Plan trip to Williamsburg with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Charlottesville to Williamsburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Charlottesville in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Williamsburg, with lows around 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Thu) before leaving for Washington DC.

Things to do in Williamsburg

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Governor's Palace ©
Governor's Palace
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
George Wythe House ©
George Wythe House

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
You've added Washington National Cathedral, Washington Monument, Library of Congress, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Smithsonian Institution Building, then get a taste of local nightlife at Washington DC Tour Guide, and then pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at White House, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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