34 days in East Coast of USA & Lancaster Itinerary

34 days in East Coast of USA & Lancaster Itinerary

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34 days in East Coast of USA & Lancaster Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Drive:  50​h
1
Wilmington
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Waterford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Glen Cove
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Pine Bush
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Waterford
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
9
Tampa
— 2 nights
Drive:  50​h
End: Seattle

3
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Explore hidden gems such as Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions. Popular historic sites such as Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Bellamy Mansion are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wilmington: Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center (in Surf City), Kure Beach Pier (in Kure Beach) and Oak Island Beaches (in Oak Island). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Callahan's of Calabash and wander the streets of Downtown Wilmington.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Wilmington route planner .

Seattle to Wilmington is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Wilmington reach 90°F and lows reach 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Waterford.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kure Beach, Callahan's of Calabash, Oak Island Beach, Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions, Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
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2
nights
Waterford

Waterford ©
Waterford is an unincorporated village in the Catoctin Valley of Loudoun County, Virginia, located along Catoctin Creek. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Sporting Library & Museum, steep yourself in history at Aldie Mill Historic Park, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Butler Farm Market, stop by DeFluri's, then trek along Armory Canal Trail, and finally stop by True Treats Historic Candy.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Waterford holiday website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wilmington to Waterford. Traveling from Wilmington in July, Waterford is little chillier at night with lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Martinsburg, Harpers Ferry, Aldie Mill Historic Park, Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park, National Sporting Library & Museum
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Aldie Mill Historic Park ©
Aldie Mill Historic Park
National Sporting Library & Museum ©

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chatham Manor and Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park and Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Battlefield Fredericksburg (in Fredericksburg) and Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (in St. Michaels). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online trip builder .

You can drive from Waterford to Washington DC in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Glen Cove.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, Fredericksburg, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse
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Chatham Manor ©
Chatham Manor

9
nights
Glen Cove

Glen Cove ©
Glen Cove is a city in Nassau County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. William Floyd Estate and St. Catharine Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ponquogue Beach and Lavender By The Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (in Robbinsville), St. James General Store (in Saint James) and Sheffield Island Lighthouse (in Norwalk). Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Weir Farm National Historic Site. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cupsogue Beach County Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Cattus Island County Park, stop by The Amazing Olive, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Grove Street Cemetery.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Glen Cove trip maker website .

Explore your travel options from Washington DC to Glen Cove with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pine Bush.

Things to do in Glen Cove

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Amazing Olive, Twin Lights Historic Site, Ponquogue Beach, Sheffield Island Lighthouse, Grove Street Cemetery
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Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach
Cattus Island County Park ©
Cattus Island County Park
Sheffield Island Lighthouse ©
Sheffield Island Lighthouse

3
nights
Pine Bush

Pine Bush ©
Pine Bush is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in the Town of Crawford and adjacent to Shawangunk, New York, within Orange and adjacent to Ulster counties in the U.S.. Martin Van Buren National Historic Site and Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Tibetan Buddhist Monastery will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Overlook Mountain and DM Weil Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Boscobel House & Gardens (in Garrison) and Mohonk Preserve (in New Paltz).

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pine Bush itinerary planner .

You can drive from Glen Cove to Pine Bush in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Glen Cove in July, Pine Bush is slightly colder at night with lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lancaster.

Things to do in Pine Bush

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

New Paltz, Woodstock, Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, Boscobel House and Gardens
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Boscobel House and Gardens ©
Boscobel House and Gardens
Overlook Mountain ©
Overlook Mountain

2
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 26th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): experience rural life at Li'l Country Store and Miniature Horse Farm and then try for a hole-in-one at Village Greens Miniature Golf.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lancaster trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Pine Bush to Lancaster in 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lancaster can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Waterford.

Things to do in Lancaster

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Village Greens Miniature Golf, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Li'l Country Store and Miniature Horse Farm
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Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site ©
Village Greens Miniature Golf ©
Village Greens Miniature Golf

2
nights
Waterford

Waterford ©
To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Waterford day trip planning app .

Getting from Lancaster to Waterford by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry, Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park, National Sporting Library & Museum
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Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park ©
Arsenal Square ©
Arsenal Square
Harpers Ferry Station ©
Harpers Ferry Station

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at New Hanover County Arboretum, get engrossed in the history at Cape Fear Museum, and then stop by Haag and Sons Seafood. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Poplar Grove Plantation and then get a new perspective on things with Topsail Boat Rental.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Wilmington tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Waterford to Wilmington. Traveling from Waterford in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 74°F in Wilmington. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Wilmington

Wildlife Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Haag and Sons Seafood, Topsail Boat Rental
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New Hanover County Arboretum ©
New Hanover County Arboretum
Topsail Boat Rental ©
Topsail Boat Rental
Poplar Grove Plantation ©
Poplar Grove Plantation

2
nights
Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of De Soto National Memorial.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tampa trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Wilmington to Tampa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

De Soto National Memorial
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De Soto National Memorial ©
De Soto National Memorial
Adventure Island ©
Adventure Island

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