15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Woodstock
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Burlington
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: New York City

1
night
Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Witch History Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The House of the Seven Gables, and then get your game on at Chambers of Terror.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Salem vacation planner.

New York City to Salem is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get slightly colder in Salem: highs are around 74°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Woodstock.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum
Salem Witch Museum ©
Salem Witch Museum

2
nights
Woodstock

Woodstock ©
Woodstock is the shire town of Windsor County, Vermont, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Sugarbush Farm, then admire all the interesting features of King Arthur Flour, and then explore the striking landscape at Quechee Gorge.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Woodstock trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Salem to Woodstock takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Woodstock are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Woodstock

Nature Parks Classes

Side Trips

King Arthur Flour, Quechee Gorge
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Quechee Gorge ©
Quechee Gorge
Sugarbush Farm ©
Sugarbush Farm
King Arthur Flour ©
King Arthur Flour

2
nights
Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): examine the collection at Shelburne Museum, then trek along Stowe Recreation Path, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Church Street Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterfront Park and then hike along Burlington Bike Path.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Burlington online itinerary creator.

Drive from Woodstock to Burlington in 2 hours. In September in Burlington, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Shelburne Museum, Stowe Recreation Path
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Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path
Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum
Burlington Bike Path ©
Burlington Bike Path

5
nights
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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Burlington to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Burlington in September, expect Washington DC to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
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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.
On the 30th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): cool off at Water Country USA.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Antietam National Battlefield.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gettysburg travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Gettysburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Williamsburg in October; daily highs in Gettysburg reach 65°F and lows reach 48°F. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Antietam National Battlefield
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