32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
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Baltimore
— 3 nights
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
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Cape May
— 1 night
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Mystic
— 3 nights
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Newport
— 3 nights
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Boston
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Niagara Falls
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Asheville — 2 nights

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You'll explore and learn at New Morning Gallery and Philip DeAngelo Studio. Visiting Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours and DuPont State Recreational Forest will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Asheville to Lake Lure to see Zipline about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Grovewood Village, get a taste of the local shopping with St.Claire Art, and view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks.

Plan trip to Asheville with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Chicago to Asheville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Asheville. Traveling from Chicago in March, expect Asheville to be a bit warmer, temps between 58°F and 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Harpers Ferry.
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Harpers Ferry — 2 nights

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): view the masterpieces at Gallery On Madison and then shop like a local with Shenandoah Valley Artworks. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at DeFluri's and then take in the history at Antietam National Battlefield.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Harpers Ferry trip planning app.

Getting from Asheville to Harpers Ferry by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Harpers Ferry, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Baltimore.
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Baltimore — 3 nights

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
You'll explore and learn at Loring Cornish Gallery and Corradetti Glassblowing Studio & Gallery. Head to Creative Alliance and Maryland Federation of Artfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Weinberg Center for the Arts (in Frederick), The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Alexandria (in Alexandria) and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (in Arlington).

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Baltimore trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Harpers Ferry to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Harpers Ferry in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Baltimore, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly to Williamsburg.
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Williamsburg — 2 nights

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 8th (Mon): trek along The Noland Trail and then get a taste of the local shopping with Williamsburg Art Gallery. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Colonial National Historical Park.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Williamsburg travel route builder website.

Getting from Baltimore to Williamsburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Baltimore in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Williamsburg, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 4 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.
Do your shopping at Reading Terminal Market and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Escape the urban bustle at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area and Kelly Drive. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge), Mad Hatter Antique Mall (in Adamstown) and The Old Country Store (in Intercourse). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Rittenhouse Square, buy something for everyone on your list at King of Prussia Mall, learn something new at Jim Loewer Glass, and explore the world behind art at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia road trip planning website.

Fly from Williamsburg to Philadelphia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Williamsburg in April, expect Philadelphia to be a bit cooler, temps between 65°F and 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cape May.
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Cape May — 1 night

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
On the 14th (Sun), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Out of the Past Antiques.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cape May, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Cape May in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape May, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.
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New York City — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, stop by Times Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Cape May to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mystic.
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Mystic — 3 nights

A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
New Britain Museum of American Art and Real Art Ways are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to The Lodge at Crandall Park and Winding Trails. Take a break from Mystic with a short trip to Vernon Rails-to-Trails in Vernon, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: stop by The Book Barn.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mystic sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from New York City to Mystic in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get a bit cooler in Mystic: highs are around 56°F and lows about 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Newport.
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Newport — 3 nights

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Get some cultural insight at Thames Glass and Lizzie Borden House. Get outdoors at Fish'n Tales Adventures and Beavertail Lighthouse and Park. Go for a jaunt from Newport to Bristol to see Colt State Park about 42 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Newport day trip planning site.

You can drive from Mystic to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Boston.
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Boston — 4 nights

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.
Museum of Fine Arts and Trinity Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Brookline Booksmith and Faneuil Hall Marketplacefor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Boston to Concord to see Walden Pond State Reservation about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll around TD Garden, browse the different shops at Copley Place, stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, and make a trip to Charles Street.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Boston tour app.

Traveling by car from Newport to Boston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Niagara Falls.
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Niagara Falls — 3 nights

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
For shopping fun, head to Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center or Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA. Escape the urban bustle at Niagara Jet Adventures and Niagara Wine Trail USA. Step out of Niagara Falls with an excursion to Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica in Lackawanna--about 36 minutes away. There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls and hike along Niagara Gorge Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Boston to Niagara Falls takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Niagara Falls, with lows of 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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North Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.
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West Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.
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Maryland travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Specialty Museums · Aquariums
The Old Line State
Perhaps best known as the birthplace of religious and political freedom in the United States, Maryland retains the spirit of colonial America, with stately 18th-century villages and historical landmarks. Although it's one of the nation's smallest states, there is no shortage of things to do here and you may find your itinerary fills up quickly. Make time in your vacation to tour Maryland's diverse landscape, which includes mountain peaks, picturesque Atlantic coastline, and the bustling city of Baltimore. Military buffs will enjoy touring the state's four Civil War Trails, where you can follow the footsteps of U.S. soldiers, or visiting the port city of Annapolis, home to the United States Naval Academy.
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Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Gardens
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.
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Pennsylvania travel guide

4.2
Casinos · Specialty Museums · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.
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New Jersey travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.
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New York State travel guide

4.5
Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · Historic Sites
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.
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Connecticut travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Aquariums · Theaters
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.
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Rhode Island travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Walking Areas
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.
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Massachusetts travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Art Museums · Nightlife
The Bay State
Known as the "Bay State" because of the three bays dominating its coastline, Massachusetts has played a significant cultural and commercial role through most of the country's history. An increasingly popular vacation destination for foreign travelers, Massachusetts offers numerous places to visit, ranging from historical sites to modern urban centers famous for their culinary, art, and nightlife scenes. With the majority of its population living in and around the city of Boston, in the 20th century Massachusetts went from a state largely dependent on fishing and agriculture to the country's leader in higher education, healthcare, high technology, and financial services. Home to renowned universities and research centers, the state's cities attract a young crowd of students, scientists, artists, and business professionals.
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