16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 1 night
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New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Ellis Island and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, wander the streets of SoHo, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and stop by Dumbo.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New York City route planner.

Larnaca, Cyprus to New York City is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. In November, New York City is slightly colder than Larnaca - with highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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 15th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then hike along Niagara Gorge Trail, and finally see the interesting displays at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in November, things will get slightly colder in Niagara Falls: highs are around 10°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

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 16th (Mon): hike along U.S. National Arboretum, explore the historical opulence of Smithsonian Institution Building, then see the interesting displays at National Postal Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Renwick Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip website.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Niagara Falls in November, with highs in Washington DC at 17°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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 18th (Wed), examine the collection at Cape May Lighthouse, learn about all things military at World War II Lookout Tower, then contemplate the long history of Emlen Physick Estate, then stroll through South Cape May Meadows, and finally browse for treasures at Valentino's.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape May day trip app.

You can drive from Washington DC to Cape May in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cape May can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Cape May

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Chincoteague Island

— 1 night
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 (Thu): make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, get outside with Donald J. Leonard, then stop by Flying Fish, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Black Narrows Brewing.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island vacation planning tool.

Getting from Cape May to Chincoteague Island by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Outdoors · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Virginia Musical Museum, stop by Christmas Mouse, steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, then contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, and finally view the masterpieces at Williamsburg Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg Wetherburn Tavern, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Bede Catholic Church, examine the collection at U.S. Army Transportation Museum, then browse the exhibits of Moore House, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Yorktown National Cemetery.

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You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Charlottesville

— 1 night

Hoo-Ville

Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stroll through Ivy Creek Natural Area, steep yourself in history at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, then take in the exciting artwork at McGuffey Art Center, and finally take in the exciting artwork at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Saunders-Monticello Trail and then learn about winemaking at Thatch Winery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Charlottesville using our trip planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Williamsburg in November since evenings lows in Charlottesville dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Wildlife

Asheville

— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 24th (Tue), cast your line with a fishing tour, stroll the grounds of Riverside Cemetery, then look for gifts at Mast General Store, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Blue Spiral 1.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Asheville trip maker tool.

Fly from Charlottesville to Asheville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

New York State travel guide

4.5
Scenic Walking Areas · Observation Decks · Monuments
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.

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.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.