51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

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Virginia Beach
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Williamsburg
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Shenandoah National Park
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Pittsburgh
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Columbus
— 3 nights
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Cleveland
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Buffalo
— 6 nights
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Albany
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Montpelier
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Franconia
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New Haven
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Philadelphia
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Atlantic City
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Cape May
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Ocean City
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Baltimore
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Washington DC
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Virginia Beach

— 3 nights

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nauticus as well as Military Aviation Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and kick back and relax at Virginia Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip planner.

Raleigh to Virginia Beach is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also drive; or fly; or take a bus. March in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Williamsburg

— 3 nights

Colonial Capital

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Williamsburg Winery, Colonial Williamsburg and Virginia Living Museum. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne and witness the site of a historic battle at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Williamsburg attractions planning website.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park

— 3 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Massanutten Indoor WaterPark. On the 11th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Skyline Drive and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Caverns. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike and then find something for the whole family at Massanutten Indoor WaterPark.

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Drive from Williamsburg to Shenandoah National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In March in Shenandoah National Park, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 4 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fallingwater, National Aviary, The Andy Warhol Museum, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, stop by Mount Washington, wander the streets of Strip District, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pittsburgh trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Shenandoah National Park to Pittsburgh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Shenandoah National Park in March, with highs in Pittsburgh at 9°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Columbus.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Columbus

— 3 nights

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Your day by day itinerary now includes National Museum of the US Air Force as well as Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Easton Town Center, engage your brain at Center of Science and Industry (COSI), appreciate the extensive heritage of German Village, and explore the galleries of Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

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Getting from Pittsburgh to Columbus by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Columbus can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cleveland

— 2 nights

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has been added to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cleveland online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Columbus to Cleveland by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Columbus in March: highs in Cleveland hover around 6°C, while lows dip to -1°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Buffalo.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums
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Buffalo

— 6 nights

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
You've added Buttermilk Falls State Park, Watkins Glen State Park, Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and other attractions to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Buffalo: Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls Observation Tower & Bridal Veil Falls). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara, contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, and brush up on your military savvy at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Buffalo online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cleveland to Buffalo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Buffalo

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Albany

— 2 nights
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): stroll around Washington Park, ponder the world of politics at New York State Capitol, and then get a new perspective on nature at New York State Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Albany holiday planner.

Drive from Buffalo to Albany in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Montpelier.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Montpelier

— 2 nights
Montpelier is the capital city of the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Quechee Gorge as well as Ben & Jerry's. On the 30th (Wed), snap pictures at Northfield Covered Bridges. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Vermont State House, experience rural life at Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks, and then get behind the scenes at Ben & Jerry's.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Montpelier trip tool.

You can drive from Albany to Montpelier in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Albany in March, with highs in Montpelier at 1°C and lows at -10°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Franconia.

Things to do in Montpelier

Nature · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Franconia

— 3 nights
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Franconia side-trips: North Conway (Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center & Cathedral Ledge). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, get outside with Mount Lafayette, immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park, and take a peaceful walk through Franconia Notch.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Franconia tour planner.

Traveling by car from Montpelier to Franconia takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to New Haven.

Things to do in Franconia

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

New Haven

— 4 nights
New Haven, in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Wolffer Estate Vineyard, Long Island Aquarium and Mystic Seaport Museum. Take a break from New Haven with a short trip to Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, about 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: learn more about the world around you at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History and gain insight at Yale University.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New Haven travel route website.

You can drive from Franconia to New Haven in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Franconia in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New Haven, with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Philly Brew Tours, Rocky Statue and Please Touch Museum. Step out of Philadelphia to go to Kennett Square and see Longwood Gardens, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia online travel route planner.

You can drive from New Haven to Philadelphia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Haven in April, expect Philadelphia to be a bit warmer, temps between 21°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Atlantic City

— 2 nights

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Atlantic City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Atlantic City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Atlantic City, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Neighborhoods · Shopping

Cape May

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape May Lighthouse, and then do a tasting at Willow Creek Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Cape May County Park & Zoo.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cape May holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Atlantic City to Cape May takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cape May are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ocean City.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ocean City

— 2 nights

The White Marlin Capital of the World

One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge has been added to your itinerary. On the 15th (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Ocean City Boardwalk and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean City Beach. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ocean City trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Cape May to Ocean City takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Baltimore.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Baltimore

— 2 nights

City of Firsts

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Luray Caverns as well as Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Baltimore travel planner.

You can drive from Ocean City to Baltimore in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Ocean City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Baltimore, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 4 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.
You've added Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, White House, International Spy Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and browse the collection at Library of Congress.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Baltimore to Washington DC in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
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.

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.