22 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

22 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mid Atlantic itinerary planner
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Philadelphia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Washington DC
— 7 nights
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New York City — 6 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, stroll around The High Line, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City travel route website.

Birmingham to New York City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Birmingham in April, things will get a bit cooler in New York City: highs are around 61°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Philadelphia — 5 nights

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Step out of Philadelphia to go to Kennett Square and see Longwood Gardens, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Chanticleer.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
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.
Gettysburg is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, pause for some photo ops at State of Pennsylvania Monument, awaken your taste buds at Savor Gettysburg Food Tours, and steep yourself in history at Shriver House Museum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg road trip planning website.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 44°F at night. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Washington DC.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Tours

Washington DC — 7 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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip planning website.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Washington DC in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip