46 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

46 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

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New Paltz
— 4 nights
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Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 5 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 6 nights
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Gettysburg
— 4 nights
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Lancaster
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 5 nights
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Cape May
— 4 nights
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New York City
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New Paltz

New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. Get out of town with these interesting New Paltz side-trips: Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome (in Red Hook), Blue Sky Balloons (in Salt Point) and Shunpike Dairy (in Millbrook). There's lots more to do: tour the old-fashioned way with Rail Explorers, admire the natural beauty at Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center, immerse yourself in nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve, and experience rural life at Twin Star Orchards.

Start your trip to New Paltz by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

New York City to New Paltz is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Traveling from New York City in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 53°F in New Paltz. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in New Paltz

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
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Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakewood Vineyards, and then admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park. On the next day, examine the collection at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, stroll the grounds of Bath National Cemetery, learn about winemaking at McGregor Vineyard, then trot along with Painted Bar Stables, and finally do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C..

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Watkins Glen journey planner.

Traveling by car from New Paltz to Watkins Glen takes 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Watkins Glen can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

5
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Niagara Falls

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Change things up with a short trip to Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica in Lackawanna (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Watkins Glen to Niagara Falls takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. September in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

5
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Pittsburgh

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pittsburgh: Flight 93 Memorial Chapel (in Stonycreek Township), Fallingwater (in Mill Run) and Mister Rogers' Park Bench (in Latrobe). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, indulge in some culinary diversions at Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tours, take an in-depth tour of Rivers of Steel, and learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum".

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Pittsburgh by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In September in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

6
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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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner.

Fly from Pittsburgh to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Pittsburgh in September, with highs in Washington DC at 82°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Gettysburg

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.
Take a break from Gettysburg with a short trip to Great Allegheny Passage in Cumberland, about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, get answers to all your questions at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, and explore the striking landscape at Devils Den.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gettysburg online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Washington DC to Gettysburg in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in Gettysburg reach 77°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lancaster: York (Agricultural & Industrial Museum, Escape Games Live, &more) and Refreshing Mountain (in Stevens). And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Old Windmill Farm, steep yourself in history at Ephrata Cloister, look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, and enjoy unforgettable views with The United States Hot Air Balloon Team.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lancaster online trip builder.

Drive from Gettysburg to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Chanticleer, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masonic Temple, and learn the secrets of beer at Philly Brew Tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Philadelphia when traveling from Lancaster in October, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Cape May

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cape May: Atlantic City (Donna Elias' Bayside Gallery & Coastal Gifts & Little Water Distillery) and Museum of NJ Maritime History (in Beach Haven). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Beach, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cape May County Park & Zoo.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Cape May trip planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Cape May in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cape May can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to New York City.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

6
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New York City

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Times Square, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

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Traveling by car from Cape May to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods