60 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

60 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 6 nights
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Gettysburg
— 6 nights
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Lancaster
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia
— 7 nights
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Cape May
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 7 nights
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New Paltz
— 5 nights
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Watkins Glen
— 3 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 6 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
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Fayetteville
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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.
Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to Mount Vernon Trail in Arlington, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC day trip planning site.

Atlanta to Washington DC is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.
Explore Gettysburg's surroundings by going to Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg), Rocking S Ranch (in Winchester) and Great Allegheny Passage (in Cumberland). And it doesn't end there: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, and appreciate the history behind National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gettysburg trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Gettysburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In September, Gettysburg is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lancaster.

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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Devils Den
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Little Round Top
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Lancaster

Lancaster ©

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Get out of town with these interesting Lancaster side-trips: Conewago Recreation Trail (in Elizabethtown), Refreshing Mountain (in Stevens) and September Farm Cheese (in Honey Brook). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Old Windmill Farm, steep yourself in history at Ephrata Cloister, soar above the sights with The United States Hot Air Balloon Team, and make a trip to Andy Smith, Artist.

Planning Lancaster trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Philadelphia.

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Old Windmill Farm
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Horseback Riding Tour
Refreshing Mountain
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7
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©

The City of Brotherly Love

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), Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Chanticleer, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, stroll around Grounds For Sculpture, and ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall.

To find out how to plan a trip to Philadelphia, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lancaster to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lancaster in September since evenings lows in Philadelphia dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cape May.

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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

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Chanticleer
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Fountain
Longwood Gardens
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World heritage site
Independence Hall
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Cape May

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Barnegat Light (Barnegat Lighthouse State Park & Barnegat Light Museum) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about all things military at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Cape May Bird Observatory, and relax and rejuvenate at Massage by Pearl.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cape May online route planner.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Cape May takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to New York City.

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Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

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New York City

New York City ©

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Central Park, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cape May to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. In September, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to New Paltz.

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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
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Central Park
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New Paltz

New Paltz ©
New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. Explore New Paltz's surroundings by going to Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome (in Red Hook), Rail Explorers (in Phoenicia) and New York Zipline Canopy Tours (in Hunter). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at DM Weil Gallery, experience rural life at Weed Orchards & Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Straus Center - Frost Valley YMCA, and examine the collection at Motorcyclepedia Museum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New Paltz holiday builder website.

You can drive from New York City to New Paltz in 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in October since evenings lows in New Paltz dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Watkins Glen.

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Museums · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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DM Weil Gallery
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Specialty Museum
Motorcyclepedia Museum
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Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Watkins Glen: Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (in Hammondsport), Pine Creek Rail Trail (in Wellsboro) and Boundary Breaks Winery (in Lodi). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, learn about winemaking at McGregor Vineyard, see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass, and trot along with Painted Bar Stables.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Watkins Glen travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from New Paltz to Watkins Glen in 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Watkins Glen are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Niagara Falls.

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Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Museums

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Winery / Vineyard
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Take a break from Niagara Falls with a short trip to Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica in Lackawanna, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, hike along Niagara Gorge Trail, go for a walk through Goat Island, and admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Niagara Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pittsburgh.

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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©

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 out of town with these interesting Pittsburgh side-trips: Flight 93 Memorial Chapel (in Stonycreek Township), Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum" (in Moundsville) and Fallingwater (in Mill Run). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, don't miss a visit to Flight 93 National Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka, and get engrossed in the history at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pittsburgh online visit planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Pittsburgh by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. October in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Fayetteville.

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Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fayetteville: Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (in Weston), White Sulphur Springs (Blue Bend Recreation Area & The Salt Cave and Spa) and Lost World Caverns (in Lewisburg). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with West Virginia Adventures, snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge, explore the activities along New River Gorge National River, and enjoy the sand and surf at Battle Run Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fayetteville online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Fayetteville takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

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River Rafting / Tubing
West Virginia Adventures
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