55 days in New England & Mid Atlantic Itinerary

55 days in New England & Mid Atlantic Itinerary

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Boston
— 5 nights
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Ogunquit
— 2 nights
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Newport
— 6 nights
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New York City
— 7 nights
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Philadelphia
— 6 nights
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Cape May
— 2 nights
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Ocean City
— 3 nights
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
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Charlottesville
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 7 nights
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Gettysburg
— 6 nights
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Pittsburgh
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Boston

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Granary Burying Ground and Old State House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Plymouth (Plimoth Patuxet & Mayflower II), Sandwich (Sandwich Glass Museum & Heritage Museums & Gardens) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester). There's still lots to do: stop by Waterfront, wander the streets of North End, contemplate the long history of The Paul Revere House, and take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Boston trip website.

Dublin, Ireland to Boston is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin to Boston, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in May, with highs in Boston at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Vaughan Woods State Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, and then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Strawbery Banke Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ogunquit online attractions planner.

You can drive from Boston to Ogunquit in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in June, Ogunquit is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

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.
Visiting Cliff Walk and Shining Sea Bikeway will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Breakers and Lizzie Borden House. Get out of town with these interesting Newport side-trips: Mystic Seaport Museum (in Mystic), Falmouth (Highfield Hall & Gardens & Spohr Gardens) and New Bedford Whaling Museum (in New Bedford). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Marble House, indulge your taste buds at Rhode Island Red Food Tours, cruise along Ocean Drive Historic District, and stroll around Fort Adams State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Newport trip planning tool.

Drive from Ogunquit to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Newport when traveling from Ogunquit in June, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to New York City.

Things to do in Newport

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

New York City

— 7 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 Ellis Island. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), examine the collection at The Morgan Library & Museum, wander the streets of Greenwich Village, and go for a walk through Central Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Newport to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Newport in June; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Philadelphia

— 6 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Independence National Historical Park and Valley Forge National Historical Park. Step out of the city life by going to Schuylkill River Trail and Kelly Drive. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Hagley Museum And Library (in Wilmington), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Borgata Casino (in Atlantic City). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Brandywine River Museum of Art, make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, and get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip builder site.

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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.
On the 27th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Cape May Bird Observatory, enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Wildwood Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape May trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Cape May takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, you will find days in Cape May are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Ocean City.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ocean City

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ocean City Beach and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Step out of the city life by going to Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours and Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links. When in Ocean City, make a side trip to see Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, approximately Rehoboth Beach away. There's more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Ocean City Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ocean City travel route tool.

You can drive from Cape May to Ocean City in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ocean City can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Ocean City

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. Let the collections at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, step aboard Jamestown Settlement, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Williamsburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ocean City to Williamsburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ocean City in July, you will find days in Williamsburg are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Charlottesville

— 3 nights

Hoo-Ville

Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Get some historical perspective at Monticello and James Madison's Montpelier. Escape the urban bustle at Luray Caverns and Old Rag Mountain Hike. Change things up with these side-trips from Charlottesville: Natural Bridge State Park (in Natural Bridge) and Appomattox Court House National Historical Park (in Appomattox).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Charlottesville trip builder site.

Getting from Williamsburg to Charlottesville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Charlottesville. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

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.
Arlington National Cemetery and George Washington's Mount Vernon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as National Mall and Capitol Hill are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and step into the grandiose world of Smithsonian Institution Building.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip planning website.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 6 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.
Get some historical perspective at Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg National Cemetery. Explore hidden gems such as Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and Jennie Wade House. Explore Gettysburg's surroundings by going to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry) and Sharpsburg (Antietam National Battlefield & Tolson's Chapel). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History, and indulge your senses at Savor Gettysburg Food Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Gettysburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Gettysburg to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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.
Get some cultural insight at Fallingwater and Mount Washington. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Jumonville Glen will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Senator John Heinz History Center, admire the masterpieces at The Andy Warhol Museum, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and wander the streets of Strip District.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip