15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Fly
1
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Weston
— 1 night
Drive
3
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rehoboth Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Pittsburgh — 2 nights

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Venture out of the city with trips to Frank Lloyd Wright's Duncan House at Polymath Park Resort (in Acme), Kentuck Knob (in Chalk Hill) and Fallingwater (in Mill Run). And it doesn't end there: visit Strip District, wander the streets of Mount Washington, and take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Pittsburgh trip planner.

Los Angeles to Pittsburgh is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in Pittsburgh hover around 65°F and lows are around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Weston.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature
Side Trips

Weston — 1 night

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Weston vacation planner.

You can fly from Pittsburgh to Weston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Weston can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Gettysburg — 3 nights

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.
Gettysburg is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Gettysburg National Military Park, steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and explore the striking landscape at Devils Den.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gettysburg trip planner.

Getting from Weston to Gettysburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Philadelphia.
Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Philadelphia — 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). The adventure continues: try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and take a stroll through Society Hill.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia travel route builder website.

Getting from Gettysburg to Philadelphia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rehoboth Beach.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Casinos
Side Trips

Rehoboth Beach — 2 nights

The population of the city of Rehoboth Beach expands by 25,000 every summer.
On the 25th (Tue), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and then immerse yourself in nature at Cape Henlopen State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Dewey Beach and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Rehoboth Beach trip planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Rehoboth Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Rehoboth Beach, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

Virginia Beach — 1 night

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach road trip planning site.

You can drive from Rehoboth Beach to Virginia Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Williamsburg.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

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.
On the 28th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Colonial Williamsburg and then make a splash at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Williamsburg day trip planning website.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Tours

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Casinos
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

West Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.

Delaware travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Theme Parks · History Museums
The First State
Nicknamed the "First State" for its role in ratifying the U.S. Constitution, Delaware is only 160 km (100 mi) long and about 80 km (49 mi) wide at its widest point. Despite its small size, the state is a patchwork of complex and diverse communities, with an industrialized north and rural south. More than just a tax-free shopping haven, the state features great sightseeing in its picturesque countryside interspersed with sleepy colonial villages and long sandy beaches. It also offers several organized trail systems that focus on things to do in the outdoors, including history, geocaching, culinary activities, and wine and spirits. Largely because of its size, Delaware remains one of the country's least-explored states.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.