60 days in Continental USA, Massachusetts & New Jersey Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA, Massachusetts & New Jersey Itinerary

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60 days in Continental USA, Massachusetts & New Jersey Itinerary

Start: Newark
Train:  30​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h
2
Boston
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Provincetown
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Charleston
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6​h
5
Islamorada
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h
6
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Orlando, Florida
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
11
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
12
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
13
Philadelphia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
14
Cape May
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Newark

6
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Times Square, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New York City online visit planner .

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Newark in October, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth), Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit) and Sandwich (Heritage Museums & Gardens & Sandwich Glass Museum). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, appreciate the history behind New England Holocaust Memorial, see the interesting displays at Peabody Essex Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Boston trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from New York City to Boston by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Boston to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Provincetown.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sandwich, Mount Auburn Cemetery, West Rattlesnake Mountain, Peabody Essex Museum, Marginal Way Walkway
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum

4
nights
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Venture out of the city with trips to Eastham (Nauset Light Beach & Salt Pond Visitor Center) and Nauset Beach (in Orleans). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Cod National Seashore, pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Race Point Beach, and take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Provincetown trip builder site .

You can ride a ferry from Boston to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Provincetown can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Eastham, Nauset Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore, Marconi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Salt Pond Visitor Center ©
Salt Pond Visitor Center

2
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Sumter National Monument, then identify plant and animal life at The Center for Birds of Prey, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Charleston driving holiday planner .

Getting from Provincetown to Charleston by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Provincetown in November, expect Charleston to be a bit warmer, temps between 68°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Islamorada.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

The Center for Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Walking tours

1
night
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 8th (Fri), see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Islamorada online travel route planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Charleston to Islamorada in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Charleston in November: highs in Islamorada hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Step out of Key West to go to Big Pine Key and see Bahia Honda State Park, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Key West tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Islamorada to Key West by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in November, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

5
nights
Orlando, Florida

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Change things up with a short trip to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). Pack the 16th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 17th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in November, plan for little chillier nights in Orlando, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

5
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, make a trip to Jackson Square, examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, and get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans visit planning site .

Fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to New Orleans. While traveling from Orlando, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

5
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Food Tours (in Los Angeles). There's much more to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take a memorable tour with Tours, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from New Orleans to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in November, expect nights in Las Vegas to be little chillier, around 47°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Food Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco driving holiday website .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. November in San Francisco sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step out of Chicago with an excursion to Basilica of the Sacred Heart in South Bend--about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip builder .

Fly from San Francisco to Chicago in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for much colder days in Chicago, with highs around 38°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Oak Park, Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

5
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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 find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Gettysburg (Victorian Photography Studio, Gettysburg National Military Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC driving holiday site .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in December; daily highs in Washington DC reach 51°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gettysburg
Highlights from your plan
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

5
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Venture out of the city with trips to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Hagley Museum and Library (in Wilmington) and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur). There's much more to do: walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, admire the natural beauty at Chanticleer, and trek along Schuylkill River Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Philadelphia trip site .

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hagley Museum and Library, Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Chanticleer, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Chanticleer ©
Chanticleer
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

1
night
Cape May

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cape May County Park & Zoo and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cape May trip planner .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Cape May takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape May

Tours Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Cape May County Park & Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo

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