55 days in Mid Atlantic & New England Itinerary

55 days in Mid Atlantic & New England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary builder

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Philadelphia
— 7 nights
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Gettysburg
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 7 nights
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Williamsburg
— 5 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
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Ocean City
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 8 nights
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Newport
— 6 nights
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Ogunquit
— 2 nights
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Boston
— 8 nights
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Philadelphia

— 7 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get some cultural insight at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Eastern State Penitentiary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Independence Hall and Washington Memorial Chapel. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Doylestown (Mercer Museum, Michener Art Museum, &more), Hagley Museum And Library (in Wilmington) and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, steep yourself in history at Snipes Farm & Education Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Washington Crossing Historic Park, and brush up on your military savvy at Old Barracks Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia sightseeing planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Philadelphia is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in May; daily highs in Philadelphia reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 5 nights
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.
Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and Franklin County Historical Society will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg National Cemetery. Step out of Gettysburg to go to Waynesboro and see Renfrew Museum and Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Jennie Wade House, take in the history at East Cavalry Battlefield, admire the architecture and history at Abraham Lincoln Statue, and see the interesting displays at Rupp House.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gettysburg journey builder site.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 7 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'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Art and National Museum of African American History and Culture. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas) and Baltimore (Historic Ships in Baltimore, The Walters Art Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at Smithsonian American Art Museum, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC online holiday planner.

Getting from Gettysburg to Washington DC by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Washington DC, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Williamsburg

— 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Jamestowne and Governor's Palace. Get some cultural insight at Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Venture out of the city with trips to Virginia War Museum (in Newport News) and Smith's Fort Plantation (in Surry). And it doesn't end there: witness the site of a historic battle at Yorktown Battlefield, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg Wetherburn Tavern, and steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Williamsburg trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Virginia Beach

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Virginia, see the interesting displays at The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, then get engrossed in the history at Hermitage Museum and Gardens, and finally go for a walk through King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, then examine the collection at Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chincoteague Island

— 2 nights
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
On the 27th (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Assateague Lighthouse, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chincoteague, then take in the exciting artwork at Tryfan Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Beebe Ranch. On the next day, examine the collection at Chincoteague Bay Field Station, then see the interesting displays at Delmarva Discovery Center, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boxwood Gardens, and finally let little ones run wild at Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chincoteague Island trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Chincoteague Island can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ocean City.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Art League of Ocean City, then take in the waterfront at Ocean City Boardwalk, and finally view the masterpieces at Flashback Old Time Photos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by The Kite Loft, then stroll through Ocean City Beach, then see the interesting displays at Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Oceanic Fishing Pier.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ocean City trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Ocean City in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Ocean City, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Ocean City

Museums · Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

New York City

— 8 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Met Cloisters and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Explore hidden gems such as Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie), Stone Church (in Dover Plains) and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (in Hyde Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, don't miss a visit to Central Park, and get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island.

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Getting from Ocean City to New York City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Newport

— 6 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cliff Walk and Newport Car Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lizzie Borden House and Watch Hill Lighthouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newport: Watch Hill Merry Go Round & Beach (in Watch Hill) and Providence (RISD Museum & Lippitt House Museum). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Rosecliff, steep yourself in history at The Preservation Society of Newport County, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport online day trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Newport by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July, Newport is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Ogunquit

— 2 nights
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
On the 15th (Thu), get your bearings at Ogunquit Memorial Library, then view the masterpieces at Abacus, then look for gifts at PANACHE FINE JEWELRY AND ART GALLERY, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Strawbery Banke Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, then steep yourself in history at Warner House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ogunquit visit planning website.

Getting from Newport to Ogunquit by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Newport in July, Ogunquit is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Boston

— 8 nights

Beantown

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Fine Arts and John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and Saugus Iron Works. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Chandler Hovey Park (in Marblehead), Concord (Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House & Minuteman National Park - Old North Bridge) and Salem (Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery, Phillips House, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum, take in the history at Lexington Green, contemplate the long history of Hancock-Clarke House, and examine the collection at Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Boston online journey builder.

You can drive from Ogunquit to Boston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ogunquit in July since evenings lows in Boston dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips