55 days in Mid Atlantic & New England Itinerary

55 days in Mid Atlantic & New England Itinerary

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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. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Get some cultural insight at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Independence Hall. Your inner history buff will appreciate Liberty Bell Center and Snipes Farm & Education Center. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Hagley Museum And Library (in Wilmington), Washington Memorial Chapel (in Valley Forge) and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, steep yourself in history at Battleship New Jersey, browse the exhibits of Michener Art Museum, and get engrossed in the history at National Liberty Museum.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Philadelphia is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Dublin to Philadelphia. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in May: high temperatures in Philadelphia hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to 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 Jennie Wade House. Step out of Gettysburg to go to Waynesboro and see Renfrew Museum and Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, make a trip to Evergreen Cemetery, examine the collection at Rupp House, and take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read our Gettysburg online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. 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 the Marine Corps. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Museum of African American History and Culture and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas) and Baltimore (Historic Ships in Baltimore, The Walters Art Museum, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC planner.

Drive from Gettysburg to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Washington DC. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can 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 Yorktown Battlefield. Venture out of the city with trips to Smith's Fort Plantation (in Surry) and Virginia War Museum (in Newport News). Next up on the itinerary: witness the site of a historic battle at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, take in the exciting artwork at Williamsburg Art Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Moore House.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Williamsburg trip builder tool.

Drive from Washington DC to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Trails

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 find something for the whole family 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 · Parks

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 9/11 Memorial. Explore hidden gems such as Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and New York Public Library. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt), Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie) and Stone Church (in Dover Plains). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Dumbo, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and stroll through Central Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New York City visit planner.

You can drive from Ocean City to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in New York City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive 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 Lizzie Borden House. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rosecliff and RISD Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newport: Lippitt House Museum (in Providence) and Watch Hill (Watch Hill Lighthouse & Watch Hill Merry Go Round & Beach). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Newport Car Museum, 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 3.5 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 USS Constitution Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Concord (Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House & Minuteman National Park - Old North Bridge), Salem (Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery, Phillips House, &more) and Chandler Hovey Park (in Marblehead). There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Old State House, contemplate the long history of Saugus Iron Works, take in the history at Lexington Green, 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