12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Winston Salem
Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Atlantic City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Lancaster
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
4
Hershey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Gettysburg
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h
End: Winston Salem

2
nights
Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Silver Bullet Tours, Wildwood Beach, Lucy the Elephant, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the striking features of Lucy the Elephant, join in the after-dark buzz at Wet Willie's Atlantic City, kick back and relax at Wildwood Beach, get some thrills on the water with Silver Bullet Tours, then look for gifts at Wildwood Boardwalk, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Quarter at Tropicana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): try to win big at Borgata Casino, try to win big at Caesars Atlantic City Casino, then take a stroll through Atlantic City Boardwalk, and finally appreciate the history behind New Jersey Korean War Memorial.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlantic City day trip planning website .

Winston Salem to Atlantic City is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Casinos Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Wildwood, Lucy the Elephant
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Borgata Casino ©
Borgata Casino
Wildwood Beach ©
Wildwood Beach
Lucy the Elephant ©
Lucy the Elephant

7
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Fifth Avenue and 9/11 Memorial. Visiting Point Lookout Beach and Speed Boats Tours will get you outdoors. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Lido Beach (in Lido Beach) and Cupsogue Beach County Park (in Westhampton Beach). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, go for a walk through Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Atlantic City to New York City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Atlantic City in August since evenings lows in New York City dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Cupsogue Beach County Park, Point Lookout Beach, Lido Beach
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

few
hours
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 12th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, see the interesting displays at Landis Valley Museum, then contemplate the long history of Wheatland, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Christiane David Gallery.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lancaster trip maker website .

You can drive from New York City to Lancaster in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 62°F in Lancaster. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
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Landis Valley Museum ©
Landis Valley Museum
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Wheatland ©
Wheatland

2
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at The Hershey Story, then examine the collection at AACA Museum, Inc., then admire the natural beauty at Hershey Gardens, and finally do a tasting at Cullari Vineyards and Winery.

Discover how to plan a Hershey trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Lancaster to Hershey in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Museums Parks Wineries
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The Hershey Story ©
The Hershey Story
AACA Museum, Inc. ©
AACA Museum, Inc.
Cullari Vineyards and Winery ©
Cullari Vineyards and Winery

few
hours
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 14th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Abraham Lincoln Statue, take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then stroll around Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gettysburg road trip planning tool .

Drive from Hershey to Gettysburg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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