20 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

20 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mid Atlantic itinerary planner

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Washington DC
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Gettysburg
— 3 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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New Paltz
— 2 nights
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Niagara Falls
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Washington DC

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Washington National Cathedral and Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Stony Man Mountain Overlook (in Luray) and Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of American History, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip app.

Oklahoma City to Washington DC is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Oklahoma City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Antietam National Battlefield and Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg National Cemetery. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Devils Den, contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, admire the majestic nature at Cunningham Falls State Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Washington DC to Gettysburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gettysburg, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Depot, head outdoors with Donald J. Leonard, and then see majestic marine mammals with Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island online journey planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Chincoteague Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chincoteague Island, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Valley Forge National Historical Park and The Mill at Anselma will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College. Step out of Philadelphia with an excursion to Cloverdale Farm County Park in Barnegat--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, see the interesting displays at Benjamin Franklin Museum, grab your bike and head to Cynwyd Heritage Trail, and take a stroll through Society Hill.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia online journey builder.

Drive from Chincoteague Island to Philadelphia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

New York City

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at 9/11 Memorial and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral and World Trade Center Memorial Foundation for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New Paltz.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

New Paltz

— 2 nights
New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. On the 18th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge, then identify plant and animal life at Sam's Point Preserve, and then admire the majestic nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Catskill Park, identify plant and animal life at Straus Center - Frost Valley YMCA, and then stroll through Stone Church.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read New Paltz holiday planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to New Paltz takes 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in New Paltz, with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New Paltz

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, then immerse yourself in nature at Whirlpool State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Hole State Park. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures and then don't miss a visit to Goat Island.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Niagara Falls trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New Paltz to Niagara Falls. October in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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