46 days in United States Itinerary

46 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Raleigh
Fly:  5 h 15 min
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Lexington
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
2
Columbia
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h 30 min
3
North Platte
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
4
Rock Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
5
Boise
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
6
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
7
Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
8
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
9
Great Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h 45 min
10
Bismarck
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
11
West Fargo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
12
Saint Paul
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
13
Wausau
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
14
Traverse City
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h 15 min
15
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
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Buffalo
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
17
Burlington
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
18
Mount Washington
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
19
Bangor
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
20
Providence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
21
Hartford
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
22
New Castle
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
End: Raleigh

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Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 17th (Fri), get your game on at Malibu Jack's Lexington.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lexington trip itinerary planner.

Raleigh to Lexington is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Raleigh in April, plan for slightly colder days in Lexington, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Lexington

Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lexington Cemetery ©
Lexington Cemetery
Malibu Jack's Lexington ©
Malibu Jack's Lexington

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Columbia

Columbia ©
Columbia is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Grindstone Nature Area.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Columbia road trip planning website.

Getting from Lexington to Columbia by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Columbia. In April in Columbia, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 45°F at night. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to North Platte.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grindstone Nature Area ©
Grindstone Nature Area
Garth Nature Area ©
Garth Nature Area

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North Platte

North Platte ©
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the North Platte trip planner.

Getting from Columbia to North Platte by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly. In April, North Platte is a bit cooler than Columbia - with highs of 61°F and lows of 33°F. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rock Springs.

Things to do in North Platte

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort McPherson National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Fort McPherson National Cemetery ©
Fort McPherson National Cemetery

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Rock Springs

Rock Springs ©
Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. On the 20th (Mon), explore the ancient world of White Mountain Petroglyphs.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rock Springs travel planning tool.

Getting from North Platte to Rock Springs by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from North Platte to Rock Springs due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from North Platte in April: highs in Rock Springs hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 30°F. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Boise.

Things to do in Rock Springs

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
White Mountain Petroglyphs ©
White Mountain Petroglyphs

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Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 21st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Boise visit planner.

Traveling by car from Rock Springs to Boise takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rock Springs in April: high temperatures in Boise hover around 63°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Boise

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Appreciate the collections at Oregon Historical Society and Portland Children's Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Forest Park and Mount Tabor Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Live Laugh Love Art, get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, stroll around Laurelhurst Park, and have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Portland.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Boise to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Boise to Portland is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Portland are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Live Laugh Love Art
Highlights from your plan
Oregon Historical Society ©
Oregon Historical Society
Live Laugh Love Art ©
Live Laugh Love Art
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

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Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Northwest Tattoo Museum & Tattooing and then steep yourself in history at Treaty Rock Park.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Coeur d'Alene online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Portland to Coeur d'Alene in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portland in April: high temperatures in Coeur d'Alene hover around 57°F and lows are around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Treaty Rock Park, Triple Play Family Fun Park
Highlights from your plan
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails
North Idaho Centennial Trail ©
North Idaho Centennial Trail
Triple Play Family Fun Park ©
Triple Play Family Fun Park

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): trek along Siyeh Pass, thenstroll through Goat Lick Overlook, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Middle Fork of the Flathead. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike, explore the activities along Iceberg Lake, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park takes 6 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in April, expect little chillier with lows of 30°F in Glacier National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Goat Lick Overlook ©
Goat Lick Overlook
Siyeh Pass ©
Siyeh Pass
Swiftcurrent Pass Hike ©
Swiftcurrent Pass Hike

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Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Montana, take an in-depth tour of The History Museum, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Malmstrom Museum and Air Park, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral, and finally tee off at Valley View Garden Golf.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Great Falls trip planner.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Great Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in April, and nighttime lows around 29°F. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Great Falls

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fort Benton, First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Highlights from your plan
Malmstrom Museum and Air Park ©
Malmstrom Museum and Air Park
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Museum of the Northern Great Plains ©
Museum of the Northern Great Plains

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Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bismarck trip planner.

You can drive from Great Falls to Bismarck in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May in Bismarck, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to West Fargo.

Things to do in Bismarck

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hawktree Golf Club ©
Hawktree Golf Club
Keelboat Park ©
Keelboat Park

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West Fargo

West Fargo ©
West Fargo is a city in Cass County, North Dakota, United States. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Red River Valley Fairgrounds and then learn about winemaking at Maple River Winery.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our West Fargo trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Bismarck to West Fargo by car takes about 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in West Fargo can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. You'll set off for Saint Paul on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in West Fargo

Wineries

Side Trip

Maple River Winery
Highlights from your plan
Maple River Winery ©
Maple River Winery
Red River Valley Fairgrounds ©
Red River Valley Fairgrounds

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Saint Paul

Saint Paul ©
The capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul represents half of the "Twin Cities" and embraces the outdoors and urban culture.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Bad Weather Brewing Company. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gateway Trail, ponder the world of politics at Minnesota State Capitol, steep yourself in history at Landmark Center, thenexplore and take pictures at Summit Avenue, and finally take a stroll through Grand Avenue.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saint Paul trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from West Fargo to Saint Paul with the Route module. In May in Saint Paul, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Wausau.

Things to do in Saint Paul

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mill Ruins Park
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota State Capitol ©
Minnesota State Capitol
Summit Avenue
Summit Avenue
Landmark Center ©
Landmark Center

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Wausau

Wausau ©
Wausau is a city in and the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Rib Mountain State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Woodson History Center, examine the collection at Yawkey House Museum, explore the world behind art at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, do a tasting at Lil' Ole Winemaker Shoppe, thenfly down the slopes at Granite Peak, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bull Falls Brewery.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Wausau day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Saint Paul to Wausau takes 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Wausau can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Wausau

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum ©
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Granite Peak ©
Granite Peak
Rib Mountain State Park ©
Rib Mountain State Park

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Traverse City

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then stroll through Clinch Park.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Traverse City travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Wausau to Traverse City with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Traverse City are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Biddle House and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Eagle Point Cave, explore the galleries of Fort Mackinac, identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, thensee the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Traverse City to Mackinac Island takes 5 hours. While traveling from Traverse City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory ©
Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

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Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Kids will enjoy Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park and Elmwood Village. Get some historical perspective at National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House and Buffalo Central Terminal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buffalo: Lock 32 Brewing Company (in Pittsford) and Jell-O Gallery Museum (in Le Roy). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Pierce-Arrow Museum, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, learn more about the world around you at Buffalo Museum of Science, and make a trip to Ellicott Square Building.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Buffalo vacation app.

Fly from Mackinac Island to Buffalo in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In May, Buffalo is somewhat warmer than Mackinac Island - with highs of 69°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Buffalo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lock 32 Brewing Company, Jell-O Gallery Museum, Patriots and Heroes Park, National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House
Highlights from your plan
Pierce-Arrow Museum ©
Pierce-Arrow Museum
National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House ©
National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House
Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park ©

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Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Popular historic sites such as Rokeby and Tea at the Governor's House are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Birds of Vermont Museum and Ethan Allen Homestead. Explore Burlington's surroundings by going to Crown Point State Historic Site (in Crown Point), Bolton Valley Resort (in Bolton Valley) and Stowe Mountain Resort Cross-Country Touring Center (in Stowe). There's much more to do: hike along Burlington Bike Path, sample the tasty concoctions at Zero Gravity Craft Brewery, stroll around Oakledge Park, and see Vintage Photography Emporium.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Burlington trip builder tool.

Getting from Buffalo to Burlington by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. May in Burlington sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Washington.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Crown Point State Historic Site, Beverage Warehouse, Rokeby, Tea at the Governor's House, Round Church
Highlights from your plan
Burlington Bike Path ©
Burlington Bike Path
Bolton Valley Resort ©
Bolton Valley Resort
Ethan Allen Homestead ©
Ethan Allen Homestead

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Mount Washington

Mount Washington ©
Family-friendly places like White Mountain National Forest and Six Gun City will thrill your kids. Visiting Mount Washington and Mount Washington Valley will get you outdoors. Take a break from Mount Washington with a short trip to Kezar Lake in Center Lovell, about 44 minutes away.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mount Washington visit site.

Getting from Burlington to Mount Washington by car takes about 4 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Burlington in May: highs in Mount Washington hover around 43°F, while lows dip to 31°F. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bangor.

Things to do in Mount Washington

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

New Hampshire, Kezar Lake
Highlights from your plan
White Mountain National Forest ©
White Mountain National Forest
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
Jewell Trail ©
Jewell Trail

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Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. On the 24th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Belfast Historical Society & Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Stephen King's House, look for all kinds of wild species at Orono Bog Boardwalk, stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, shop like a local with the rock & art shop, thenstroll through Kenduskeag Stream Heritage Trail, and finally try your luck at Hollywood Casino.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangor trip builder tool.

Drive from Mount Washington to Bangor in 4 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Mount Washington in May: highs in Bangor hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Providence.

Things to do in Bangor

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Orono Bog Boardwalk, Belfast Historical Society & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Maine Discovery Museum ©
Maine Discovery Museum
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery
Orono Bog Boardwalk ©
Orono Bog Boardwalk

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Providence

Providence ©
Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the galleries of Lippitt House Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain insight at Brown University, steep yourself in history at The Stephen Hopkins House, take an in-depth tour of John Brown House Museum, thenadmire the striking features of Providence Athenaeum, thenget to know the fascinating history of Benefit Street, and finally listen to music at Providence Performing Arts Center.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Providence trip planning website.

You can drive from Bangor to Providence in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Providence can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Providence

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Providence Performing Arts Center ©
Providence Performing Arts Center
Roger Williams National Memorial ©
Roger Williams National Memorial
Lippitt House Museum ©
Lippitt House Museum

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Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. On the 28th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Shrine. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Old State House, engage your brain at Connecticut Science Center, thenexplore the world behind art at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, thenstroll the grounds of Ancient Burying Ground, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Church of Christ in Hartford.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hartford day trip tool.

Getting from Providence to Hartford by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Hartford are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to New Castle.

Things to do in Hartford

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Dinosaur State Park, St. Anne's Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Connecticut Science Center ©
Connecticut Science Center
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art ©
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Dinosaur State Park ©
Dinosaur State Park

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New Castle

New Castle ©
New Castle is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, six miles (10 km) south of Wilmington, situated on the Delaware River. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Ashland Nature Center, thentake an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and then snap pictures at Wooddale Covered Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Immanuel Episcopal Church, contemplate the long history of Read House and Gardens, steep yourself in history at Dutch House Museum and Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Library Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Frenchtown Railroad Ticket Office, and finally walk around Battery Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New Castle online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hartford to New Castle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Castle

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ashland Nature Center, Delaware Museum of Natural History, The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Wooddale Covered Bridge, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Highlights from your plan
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Delaware Museum of Natural History ©
Delaware Museum of Natural History
The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College ©