54 days in United States Itinerary

54 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

54 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Niagara Falls
Drive:  7​h
1
Lake Placid
— 8 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Boston
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h 45​min
3
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + ferry:  4​h
4
Nantucket
— 8 nights
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  8​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Gettysburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Williamsburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Nags Head
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Hatteras Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Toronto

8
nights
Lake Placid

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Get outdoors at Schroon Lake Town Beach and Lake Placid. Let the collections at Fort Ticonderoga and Shelburne Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lake Placid: Crown Point (Champlain Memorial Lighthouse & Crown Point State Historic Site), Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (in Vergennes) and Burlington (North Beach Park & Ethan Allen Homestead). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of King's Garden, identify plant and animal life at Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, do a tasting at Shelburne Vineyard, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Eustace Episcopal Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lake Placid tour itinerary planner.

Niagara Falls, Canada to Lake Placid is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Lake Placid is slightly colder than Niagara Falls - with highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Crown Point, Shelburne, Wilmington, Schroon Lake, Burlington
Highlights from your plan
Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum
Whiteface Mountain ©
Whiteface Mountain
Fort Ticonderoga ©
Fort Ticonderoga

3
nights
Boston

Boston ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Fine Arts and Strawbery Banke Museum. The Elms and Marble House will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Ogunquit Beach (in Ogunquit) and Plimoth Plantation (in Plymouth). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at New England Holocaust Memorial and take a stroll through Newbury Street.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Lake Placid to Boston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lake Placid in September since evenings lows in Boston dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Edgartown.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Newport, Strawbery Banke Museum, Ogunquit Beach, Plimoth Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
The Elms ©
The Elms

5
nights
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard

Edgartown ©
Edgartown is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Norton Point Beach and Joseph Sylvia State Beach. Visiting Bend in the Road Beach and Farm Neck Golf Club will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Edgartown: The Granary Gallery (in West Tisbury), Sandwich (Sandwich Glass Museum & Heritage Museums & Gardens) and Lucy Vincent Beach (in Chilmark). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, look for gifts at Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium, examine the collection at Cottage Museum, and visit a coastal fixture at Edgartown Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Edgartown road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Boston to Edgartown takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Boston in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Edgartown, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Edgartown

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oak Bluffs, Sandwich, The Granary Gallery, Lucy Vincent Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bend in the Road Beach ©
Bend in the Road Beach
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum

8
nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Get some historical perspective at Milestone Bog and Great Point Light. Let the collections at Whaling Museum and Maria Mitchell Association capture your imagination. There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Sankaty Head Lighthouse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Altar Rock, don't miss a visit to Brant Point Lighthouse, and kick back and relax at Surfside Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nantucket trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Edgartown to Nantucket in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Nantucket can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Nantucket

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Great Point Light ©
Great Point Light

7
nights
New York City

New York City ©
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 Grey Towers National Historic Site. Step off the beaten path and head to Cupsogue Beach County Park and Shawnee River Trips. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Wright's Farm and Fruit Stand (in Gardiner), Sam's Point Preserve (in Cragsmoor) and The East End Mushroom Company (in Cutchogue). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the dramatic scenery at Resica Falls, take a peaceful walk through Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Nantucket to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Nantucket in October, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Milford, Resica Falls, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Shawnee River Trips, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

6
nights
Gettysburg

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.
Visiting Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and The Eternal Light Peace Memorial will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center and Evergreen Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gettysburg: Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Ephrata Cloister (in Ephrata). There's much more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, take in the history at Lincoln Statue at Wills House, see the interesting displays at Rupp House, and immerse yourself in nature at Caledonia State Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg road trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Gettysburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Gettysburg, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orrtanna, Catoctin Mountain Park, Caledonia State Park, Antietam National Battlefield, Ephrata Cloister
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Gettysburg National Military Park ©

6
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic Jamestowne and Stratford Hall. Get some historical perspective at Jamestown Settlement and Colonial Williamsburg. Get out of town with these interesting Williamsburg side-trips: Ingleside Plantation Vineyards (in Oak Grove), Historic Christ Church (in Irvington) and Janes Island State Park (in Crisfield). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 20th (Tue) at Water Country USA. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hughlett Point Natural Area, do a tasting at Chatham Vineyards, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Blandford Church and Cemetery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Williamsburg trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Gettysburg to Williamsburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In October, Williamsburg is a bit warmer than Gettysburg - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Historic Christ Church, Hughlett Point Natural Area, Janes Island State Park, Chatham Vineyards, Stratford Hall
Highlights from your plan
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Stratford Hall ©
Stratford Hall

6
nights
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Get some historical perspective at Wright Brothers National Memorial and Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse. Escape the urban bustle at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. Venture out of the city with trips to Sanctuary Vineyards (in Jarvisburg), Corolla (Currituck Beach, Carova Beach, & more) and Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge (in Manteo). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at The Bird Store - The Outer Banks Wildlife Gallery, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, appreciate the history behind The Monument to a Century of Flight, and choose your vessel at Ocean Atlantic Rentals.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nags Head trip maker app .

Getting from Williamsburg to Nags Head by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. In October in Nags Head, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Corolla, Manteo, Kill Devil Hills, Carova Beach, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Sanctuary Vineyards ©
Sanctuary Vineyards
Barker House ©
Barker House

3
nights
Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island ©
Take a break from the city and head to Salvo Beach and Haulover. Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Kinnakeet Clay Studio & Showroom. Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hatteras Island road trip tool .

Getting from Nags Head to Hatteras Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Kinnakeet Clay Studio & Showroom ©
Kinnakeet Clay Studio & Showroom
Hatteras Island Ocean Center ©
Hatteras Island Ocean Center

Similar Plans

60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in New York State BY A USER FROM SERBIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in New York State & California BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 59 days in Massachusetts BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, teens, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, teens, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in New York State BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND July, teens, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, beaches, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Pennsylvania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Virginia & East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in Los Angeles, New York State & Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans