18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Halifax
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Purcellville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Luray
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Halifax


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4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery. Get outdoors at Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore) and George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, deepen your understanding at Georgetown University, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Patrick's Catholic Church, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

Halifax, Canada to Washington DC is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Halifax to Washington DC is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Halifax in May, with highs in Washington DC at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Purcellville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Horseshoe Casino
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Purcellville

Purcellville ©
Purcellville is a town in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Purcellville road trip planner .

You can drive from Washington DC to Purcellville in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Purcellville can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Luray.

Things to do in Purcellville

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry, Barrel Oak Winery, The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Barrel Oak Winery ©
Barrel Oak Winery

2
nights
Luray

Luray ©
Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
On the 16th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, get engrossed in the history at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, and then do a tasting at Rappahannock Cellars. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery, then do a tasting at Little Washington Winery, then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, and finally learn about winemaking at River Hill Wine & Spirits.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Luray trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Purcellville to Luray takes 1.5 hours. May in Luray sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Copper Fox Distillery, Little Washington Winery, Rappahannock Cellars, Skyline Drive
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Copper Fox Distillery ©
Copper Fox Distillery

1
night
Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
On the 18th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Assateague Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chincoteague, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Drive from Luray to Chincoteague Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Assateague Lighthouse
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Assateague Lighthouse ©
Assateague Lighthouse

6
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Escape the urban bustle at Tribeca Sailing and Speed Boats Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bronx Zoo in Bronx, approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to New York City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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