60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
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New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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New Haven
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
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Providence
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
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Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Brattleboro
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
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Hershey
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
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Blackwood
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Frederick
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Luray
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Moundsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
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Sandusky
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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South Bend
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Stokes State Forest and then trek along Monument Trail. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, kick back and relax at Ocean Grove Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at 8th Ave Jetty.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New York City route builder website .

Minneapolis to New York City is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to New York City is 1 hour. In June in New York City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to New Haven.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monument Trail, Adams Fairacre Farms, Ocean Grove Beach, 8th Ave Jetty, Stokes State Forest
Highlights from your plan
Stokes State Forest ©
Stokes State Forest
Ocean Grove Beach ©
Ocean Grove Beach
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

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New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. On the 20th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cupsogue Beach County Park and then kick back and relax at Ponquogue Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New Haven trip planner .

Traveling by car from New York City to New Haven takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in New Haven, with lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in New Haven

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ponquogue Beach, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Connecticut River Museum, Fort Trumbull State Park, Lavender By The Bay
Highlights from your plan
Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Lavender By The Bay ©
Lavender By The Bay

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Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Breakers, then hike along Cliff Walk, then admire all the interesting features of Ocean Drive Historic District, and finally stop by Thames Glass. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, admire the landmark architecture of The Elms, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sachuest Beach (Second Beach), and finally visit a coastal fixture at Beavertail Lighthouse and Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Newport vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from New Haven to Newport by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Newport, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Providence.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sachuest Beach (Second Beach), Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
Beavertail Lighthouse and Park ©
Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
Thames Glass ©
Thames Glass

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Providence

Providence ©
Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
On the 25th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at State House, admire all the interesting features of McCoy Stadium, then immerse yourself in nature at Colt State Park, and finally browse the collection at Barrington Public Library. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Pilgrim Hall Museum, pause for some photo ops at Plymouth Rock, and then take an in-depth tour of Plimoth Plantation.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Providence online journey maker .

You can drive from Newport to Providence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Providence can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Boston.

Things to do in Providence

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Plymouth, Colt State Park, Barrington Public Library, McCoy Stadium
Highlights from your plan
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation
Colt State Park ©
Colt State Park
State House ©
State House

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Fenway Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old North Church & Historic Site, pause for some photo ops at New England Holocaust Memorial, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally take a stroll through Beacon Hill.

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Getting from Providence to Boston by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Harvard University
Highlights from your plan
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Bunker Hill Monument ©
Bunker Hill Monument
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum ©
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, then kick back and relax at Footbridge Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): explore and take pictures at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience, get engrossed in the history at Wright Museum of WWII, and then stop by Stonewall Kitchen.

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Getting from Boston to Portsmouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Portland.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Stonewall Kitchen, Wright Museum of WWII, Tributary Brewing, Rusty Wallace Racing Experience
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Wright Museum of WWII ©
Wright Museum of WWII
Stonewall Kitchen ©
Stonewall Kitchen

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Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the activities along Casco Bay. Keep things going the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Portsmouth to Portland in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Brattleboro.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Food Tours, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Fishing Charters & Tours
Casco Bay ©
Casco Bay

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Brattleboro

Brattleboro ©
Brattleboro, originally Brattleborough, is a town in Windham County, Vermont, United States. On the 5th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home and then get outside with Green Mountain Adventure Challenge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with The Art of Humor Gallery and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brattleboro online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Portland to Brattleboro takes 3.5 hours. In July in Brattleboro, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Brattleboro

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Zipline, Bridge of Flowers, Green Mountain Adventure Challenge, The Art of Humor Gallery, Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
Highlights from your plan
Green Mountain Adventure Challenge ©
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home ©
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
Zipline

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Of The National Shrine Of Our Lady Of Fatima, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then explore and take pictures at Lily Dale Assembly. On your second day here, examine the collection at Jell-O Gallery Museum, look for gifts at Vidler's 5 & 10, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Brattleboro to Niagara Falls. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Jell-O Gallery Museum, Vidler's 5 & 10, Basilica Of The National Shrine Of Our Lady Of Fatima, Lily Dale Assembly
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Lily Dale Assembly ©
Lily Dale Assembly

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Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): do a tasting at Cullari Vineyards and Winery, walk around Fort Hunter Mansion and Park, then identify plant and animal life at Wildwood Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Hershey's Chocolate World. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Hersheypark.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hershey travel planning website .

Drive from Niagara Falls to Hershey in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in July, Hershey is a bit warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Harrisburg
Highlights from your plan
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Fort Hunter Mansion and Park ©
Fort Hunter Mansion and Park
City Island ©
City Island

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for gifts at Macy's Philadelphia and then don't miss a visit to Wanamaker Organ. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, then examine the collection at Benjamin Franklin Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Christ Church.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Hershey to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. On the 16th (Tue), you'll travel to Blackwood.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hagley Museum and Library
Highlights from your plan
Hagley Museum and Library ©
Hagley Museum and Library
Wanamaker Organ ©
Wanamaker Organ

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Blackwood

Blackwood ©
Blackwood is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Gloucester Township, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Deptford Applebee's. On the 16th (Tue), get your game on at Pleasant Valley Miniature Golf Club, then do a tasting at Valenzano Family Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Monroeville Vineyard & Winery.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Blackwood trip itinerary maker site .

Blackwood is just a short distance from Philadelphia. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blackwood

Wineries Nightlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Chocolatrium by Michel Cluizel, Valenzano Family Winery, Monroeville Vineyard & Winery, Pleasant Valley Miniature Golf Club, Deptford Applebee's
Highlights from your plan
Valenzano Family Winery ©
Valenzano Family Winery
Monroeville Vineyard & Winery ©
Monroeville Vineyard & Winery

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Longwood Gardens and then admire the natural beauty at Nemours Estate.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia sightseeing planner.

Philadelphia is just a stone's throw from Blackwood. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Frederick.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Allentown, Longwood Gardens, Nemours Estate, SteelStacks
Highlights from your plan
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Coca-Cola Park ©
Coca-Cola Park
America On Wheels Museum ©
America On Wheels Museum

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Frederick

Frederick ©
Frederick is a city and the county seat of Frederick County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Berkeley Springs State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Cacapon Resort State Park. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, see the interesting displays at Rupp House, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Frederick travel route planner.

Drive from Philadelphia to Frederick in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Frederick, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Frederick

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Berkeley Springs
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Evergreen Cemetery ©
Evergreen Cemetery
Cacapon Resort State Park ©
Cacapon Resort State Park

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Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and then appreciate the history behind Air Force Memorial. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at George Washington Masonic National Memorial, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and then enjoy the sea views from Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Alexandria trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Frederick to Alexandria by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or do a combination of train and subway. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Alexandria when traveling from Frederick in July, with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, Fredericksburg, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Chatham Manor ©
Chatham Manor
Chatham Manor ©
Chatham Manor

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Chincoteague Island

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
On the 25th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Bike Depot, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chincoteague, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chincoteague Island vacation maker tool .

Getting from Alexandria to Chincoteague Island by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. July in Chincoteague Island sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museum of Chincoteague ©
Museum of Chincoteague
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©

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Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
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 27th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, then examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, and finally stroll through Virginia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, then take an in-depth tour of Military Aviation Museum, then make a trip to Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial, and finally stroll around Neptune's Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach journey builder tool .

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. July in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Neptune's Park ©
Neptune's Park

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Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
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.
On the 29th (Mon), make a splash at Water Country USA. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg, appreciate the history behind Yorktown Victory Monument, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Newport News Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at York River State Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Williamsburg trip planner .

Drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Parks Trails

Side Trips

Yorktown Victory Monument, Newport News Park
Highlights from your plan
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
York River State Park ©
York River State Park
Yorktown Victory Monument ©
Yorktown Victory Monument

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): admire the striking features of University of Virginia, trek along Saunders-Monticello Trail, then steep yourself in history at Mulberry Row, and finally steep yourself in history at Monticello. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Charlottesville trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in July, plan for little chillier nights in Charlottesville, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

James Madison's Montpelier
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier

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Luray

Luray ©
Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll around Shenandoah River State Park, see the interesting displays at Cooter's in Luray, then examine the collection at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, and finally take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns. On your second day here, hike along Luray Hawksbill Greenway, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at River Hill Wine & Spirits, and then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Luray road trip planning website .

Drive from Charlottesville to Luray in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In August in Luray, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 63°F at night. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Meems Bottom Covered Bridge, Skyline Drive, New Market State Historical Park, Shenandoah River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Luray Hawksbill Greenway ©
Luray Hawksbill Greenway
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum ©
Shenandoah River State Park ©
Shenandoah River State Park

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Moundsville

Moundsville ©
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palace of Gold, take an in-depth tour of Cockayne Farmstead, then walk around Grand Vue Park, and finally contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Moundsville trip planner .

Traveling by car from Luray to Moundsville takes 5 hours. August in Moundsville sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Moundsville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bellaire, Cockayne Farmstead, Castle Halloween Museum
Highlights from your plan
West Virginia Penitentiary ©
West Virginia Penitentiary
Grand Vue Park ©
Grand Vue Park

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Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. On the 7th (Wed), appreciate the history behind West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, and then take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Kanawha State Forest and then immerse yourself in nature at Babcock State Park.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston trip planner .

You can drive from Moundsville to Charleston in 3 hours. In August in Charleston, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Sandusky.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

New River Gorge Bridge, Babcock State Park, New River Gorge National River
Highlights from your plan
New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
Babcock State Park ©
Babcock State Park
Clay Center ©
Clay Center

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Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at East Harbor State Park, then enjoy the sea views from Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Main Street Beach and then cool off at Cedar Point.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sandusky itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Sandusky takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Sandusky are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to South Bend.

Things to do in Sandusky

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Marblehead, Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, Main Street Beach, African Safari Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

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South Bend

South Bend ©
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. You've now added University of Notre Dame to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Notre Dame. On your second day here, walk around Whirlpool Compass Fountain, then admire the majestic nature at Van Buren State Park, and then explore the activities along North Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the South Bend trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Sandusky to South Bend by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Sandusky in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in South Bend, with lows of 61°F. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Bend

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

South Haven, Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, Whirlpool Compass Fountain
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
University of Notre Dame ©
University of Notre Dame
Whirlpool Compass Fountain ©
Whirlpool Compass Fountain

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