16 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mid Atlantic visit planner
Make it your trip
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ocean City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
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Niagara Falls — 1 night

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.
On the 10th (Sat), make a trip to Canalside and then admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls travel itinerary planner.

Oslo, Norway to Niagara Falls is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Oslo to Niagara Falls, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oslo in September, expect Niagara Falls to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site and then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with a tour on horseback, steep yourself in history at Jennie Wade House, and then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gettysburg vacation planning website.

Drive from Niagara Falls to Gettysburg in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. September in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cape May.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Cape May — 2 nights

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
On the 14th (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, visit a coastal fixture at Cape May Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Cape May Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Wildwood Beach, and then cool off at Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cape May online journey maker.

Drive from Gettysburg to Cape May in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Cape May can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Ocean City.
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Ocean City — 3 nights

The White Marlin Capital of the World

One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Cape Henlopen State Park and Ocean City Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rehoboth Beach Public Beach and Midway Speedway Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ocean City: Rehoboth Beach (Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk & Funland) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Lewes). There's more to do: play a few rounds at The Links at Lighthouse Sound and take in the waterfront at Ocean City Boardwalk.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ocean City day trip planning app.

You can drive from Cape May to Ocean City in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ocean City are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. On the next day, look for gifts at T Shirt Factory, get interesting insight from Tours, and then take a leisurely stroll along Robert N. Reed Downtown Waterfront Park.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chincoteague Island tour planning website.

You can drive from Ocean City to Chincoteague Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Chincoteague Island, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.
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Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Tours

Williamsburg — 2 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.
On the 21st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne and then steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and then cool off at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Williamsburg day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.
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Virginia Beach — 3 nights

The Resort City

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 23rd (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, stroll through Virginia Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, admire the majestic nature at First Landing State Park, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Virginia Beach day trip planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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