14 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

14 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Beach Haven
— 3 nights
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Lake George
— 1 night
Fly
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wildwood
— 1 night
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Philadelphia — 2 nights

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get lost in a book at Masonic Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Morris Arboretum, and then stroll around Kids Castle. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, get to know the fascinating history of Independence Mall, then pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip builder.

Los Angeles to Philadelphia is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Beach Haven.
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Beach Haven — 3 nights

Beach Haven is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, that is located on Long Beach Island (LBI) and borders the Atlantic Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museum of NJ Maritime History, get outside with Black Pearl Pirate Excursion, and then get in on the family fun at Fantasy Island Amusement Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ship Bottom Beach and then take an in-depth tour of Long Beach Island Historical Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Beach Haven road trip website.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Beach Haven takes 2 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, Beach Haven is a bit cooler at night with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.
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Niagara Falls — 2 nights

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Escape the urban bustle at Niagara Jet Adventures and Eternal Flame Falls. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Niagara Gorge Trail and Devil's Hole State Park. Step out of Niagara Falls to go to Lackawanna and see Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls and immerse yourself in nature at Fort Niagara State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls holiday planning site.

You can drive from Beach Haven to Niagara Falls in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Lake George.
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Lake George — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll through Warren County Bikeway and then head outdoors with Equinox Balloons.

Plan trip to Lake George with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Lake George takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Niagara Falls in September since evenings lows in Lake George dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Williamsburg.
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Williamsburg — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Colonial National Historical Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at George Wythe House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and then immerse yourself in nature at York River State Park.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Williamsburg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lake George to Williamsburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, Williamsburg is a bit warmer than Lake George - with highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chincoteague Island.
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Chincoteague Island — 2 nights

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
On the 5th (Mon), stroll through Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Depot, and then make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chincoteague Island online journey planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Chincoteague Island can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Wildwood.
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Wildwood — 1 night

Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll through Wildwood Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, and then relax in the rural setting at Bay Springs Farm Alpacas.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Wildwood vacation app.

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Wildwood in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Wildwood are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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