16 days in Mid Atlantic & Dayton Itinerary

16 days in Mid Atlantic & Dayton Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
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Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
— 2 nights
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Trenton
— 3 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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Dayton
— 1 night
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Williamsburg

— 3 nights

Colonial Capital

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Smith's Fort Plantation. Family-friendly places like Yorktown Beach and Yorktown National Cemetery will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, take a tour of Jamestown Settlement, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Bede Catholic Church, and explore the galleries of Moore House.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg trip itinerary planner.

Calvert City to Williamsburg is an approximately 12-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Calvert City to Williamsburg. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Gettysburg

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gettysburg National Military Park, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Major General George Gordon Meade, and then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the history at Artworks, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then take in the history at Big Round Top, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at East Cavalry Battlefield.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gettysburg road trip site.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Gettysburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Gettysburg to be little chillier, temps between 84°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Beach Haven.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Beach Haven, Long Beach Island

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stop by Ron Jon Surf Shop, get engrossed in the history at Barnegat Light Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ship Bottom Beach, and finally get outside with Black Pearl Pirate Excursion. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Long Beach Island Historical Museum and then try out the rides at Fantasy Island Amusement Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Beach Haven trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Gettysburg to Beach Haven by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. July in Beach Haven sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Trenton.

Things to do in Beach Haven

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Trenton

— 3 nights
Trenton is the capital city of the U.S. state of New Jersey and the county seat of Mercer County. On the 18th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at World War II Memorial. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Washington Crossing National Cemetery and then see the interesting displays at William Trent House Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Trenton trip maker.

Drive from Beach Haven to Trenton in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Trenton

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center and then trek along Devil's Hole State Park. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, and finally hike along Niagara Gorge Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls travel route builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Trenton to Niagara Falls. In July, Niagara Falls is little chillier than Trenton - with highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly to Dayton.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Dayton

— 1 night

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automobile self starter.
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You can fly from Niagara Falls to Dayton in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Dayton, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. On the 24th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Dayton

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Fun & Games