25 days in Mid Atlantic & Cape Cod Itinerary

25 days in Mid Atlantic & Cape Cod Itinerary

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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train
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New York City
— 6 nights
Fly
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Sandwich
— 4 nights
Drive
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Provincetown
— 3 nights
Ferry to World Trade Center Pier, Boston, MA, Fly to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Old Windmill Farm (in Ronks) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's lots more to do: stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Schuylkill River Trail, and wander the streets of Society Hill.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia route builder app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Philadelphia. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

New York City

— 6 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, stroll around The High Line, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to New York City by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can fly to Sandwich.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Sandwich

— 4 nights
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Explore Sandwich's surroundings by going to Falmouth (Highfield Hall & Gardens, Falmouth Museums on the Green, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Sandwich Glass Museum, grab your bike and head to Shining Sea Bikeway, see majestic marine mammals with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, and explore the activities along Cape Cod Canal.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sandwich trip itinerary site.

Fly from New York City to Sandwich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City in November, plan for little chillier nights in Sandwich, with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Sandwich

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Provincetown

— 3 nights

Birthplace of American Liberty

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Step out of Provincetown with an excursion to Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Cod National Seashore, tour the pleasant surroundings at Race Point Beach, pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Provincetown trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Sandwich to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 4 nights

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.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, casinos, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, take a tour by water with Maid of the Mist, test your team's savvy at Reality Rooms Niagara, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Provincetown to Niagara Falls by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Provincetown in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Niagara Falls, with lows of 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 5 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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at The Pentagon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC online day trip planner.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in November; daily highs in Washington DC reach 59°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cape Cod travel guide

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Beaches · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Specialty Museums
Located on the southern shore of Massachusetts, Cape Cod contains some 15 towns and two islands. The arm-shaped peninsula is a popular holiday destination throughout the year because of its historical attractions, art galleries, award-winning restaurants, and a scenic coastline dotted by sandy beaches. Start your sightseeing in Provincetown, located at the very tip of the cape and famous for being the site of the first Pilgrims' landing in 1620. From there you can hit up all of the Cape's other small towns, renowned for their comfortable bed and breakfasts and distinctive cuisine of fresh fish and oyster dishes. This maritime community features more than a dozen lighthouses. Part of experiencing the Cape means a trip to its two islands--which showcase several lighthouses and numerous restaurants.