26 days in East Coast of USA, Lancaster & Hershey Itinerary

26 days in East Coast of USA, Lancaster & Hershey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Lancaster
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Hershey
— 1 night
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Niagara Falls
— 5 nights
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Orlando
— 8 nights
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New York City

— 5 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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Broadway, browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New York City day trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to New York City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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.
Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC itinerary planning tool.

Take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lancaster.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lancaster

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 13th (Mon), look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village.

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You can drive from Washington DC to Lancaster in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC in September, Lancaster is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Lancaster

Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Hershey

— 1 night

Chocolatetown, USA

Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Hershey Gardens and then get to know the resident critters at ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hershey day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Hershey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Hershey can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Hershey

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Niagara Falls

— 5 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cave of the Winds and The Strong National Museum of Play. Change things up with these side-trips from Niagara Falls: Letchworth State Park (in Castile), Patriots and Heroes Park (in Williamsville) and Darien Lake Amusement Park (in Darien Center). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, learn about all things military at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, and admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls planner.

Traveling by car from Hershey to Niagara Falls takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. September in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orlando

— 8 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kids will enjoy Universal's Islands of Adventure and Discovery Cove. Have a day of magic on the 20th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 27th (Mon) at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, pause for some serene contemplation at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral, make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, and cool off at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Orlando holiday builder website.

Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to Orlando takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Niagara Falls in September, with highs in Orlando at 37°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites