19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fresno
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Boston
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Lancaster
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Johnstown
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Harrisburg
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
6
Hershey
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
7
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Valley Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
10
Chapel Hill
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Fresno

3
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Freedom Trail Run has been added to your itinerary. Visit Marginal Way Walkway and North Bridge for their historical value. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail and steep yourself in history at Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Boston route planner .

Fresno to Boston is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Fresno to Boston, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fresno in July, you will find days in Boston are a bit cooler (83°F), and nights are about the same (67°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Lancaster.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, Marginal Way Walkway, North Bridge
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

1
night
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, and then find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lancaster trip planner .

Drive from Boston to Lancaster in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Lancaster are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
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Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

1
night
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pittsburgh trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lancaster to Pittsburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. You'll set off for Johnstown on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Outdoors Museums

1
night
Johnstown

Johnstown ©
Johnstown is a city in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States, west-southwest of Altoona and east of Pittsburgh. On the 18th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Johnstown Flood National Memorial.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Johnstown driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Johnstown takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Johnstown can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Harrisburg.

Things to do in Johnstown

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Johnstown Flood National Memorial
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Johnstown Flood National Memorial ©
Johnstown Flood National Memorial

few
hours
Harrisburg

Harrisburg ©
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at National Civil War Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Patrick, and then get a sense of history and politics at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Harrisburg online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Johnstown to Harrisburg takes 2.5 hours. In July, Harrisburg is a bit warmer than Johnstown - with highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Civil War Museum ©
National Civil War Museum
Cathedral of Saint Patrick ©
Cathedral of Saint Patrick

few
hours
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hershey trip itinerary maker app .

Hershey is just a stone's throw from Harrisburg. In July, daily temperatures in Hershey can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hershey Gardens ©
Hershey Gardens

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and then contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg online vacation planner .

You can drive from Hershey to Williamsburg in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Valley Forge.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Yorktown Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

3
nights
Valley Forge

Valley Forge ©
Valley Forge National Historical Park has been added to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Green Lane Nature Center, contemplate the long history of Pennypacker Mills, and then trek along Perkiomen Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Valley Forge travel route builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Williamsburg to Valley Forge. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Williamsburg in July: high temperatures in Valley Forge hover around 84°F and lows are around 66°F. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Valley Forge

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pennypacker Mills, Wharton Esherick Museum, Perkiomen Trail, Mill Grove Mansion, Green Lane Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Washington Memorial Chapel ©
Washington Memorial Chapel
Pennypacker Mills ©
Pennypacker Mills
Mill Grove Mansion ©
Mill Grove Mansion

3
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.
On the 25th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery and then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the history at Antietam National Battlefield.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gettysburg road trip site .

Traveling by car from Valley Forge to Gettysburg takes 2 hours. July in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. On the 28th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Antietam National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery

3
nights
Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill ©
Chapel Hill is a town in Durham and Orange Counties, and the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Chapel of the Cross. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Ayr Mount Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Old Town Cemetery, then identify plant and animal life at Conservators Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Coker Arboretum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chapel Hill trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Chapel Hill takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Chapel Hill can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Chapel Hill

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hillsborough, House in the Horseshoe, Conservators Center, Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
House in the Horseshoe ©
House in the Horseshoe
Ayr Mount Historic Site ©
Ayr Mount Historic Site

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