7 days in Virginia, Maryland & Pennsylvania Itinerary

7 days in Virginia, Maryland & Pennsylvania Itinerary

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7 days in Virginia, Maryland & Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Rochester
Fly:  3​h 15​min
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Arlington
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ocean City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Rochester

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Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Rochester to Arlington is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In July, Arlington is somewhat warmer than Rochester - with highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

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Drive from Arlington to Chincoteague Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Chincoteague Island can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©

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Ocean City

Ocean City ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Ocean City Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean City Beach, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

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Getting from Chincoteague Island to Ocean City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ocean City can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Ocean City Boardwalk ©
Ocean City Boardwalk
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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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.
On the 10th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg.

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Getting from Ocean City to Gettysburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Confederate Trails of Gettysburg ©
Confederate Trails of Gettysburg

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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.
On the 11th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Hersheypark.

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Drive from Gettysburg to Hershey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Hershey sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Schuylkill River Trail, then explore the striking landscape of Valley Forge National Historical Park, and then learn and have fun at Longwood Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Independence Hall, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia.

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Getting from Hershey to Philadelphia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. July in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens, Harrah's Philadelphia
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Harrah's Philadelphia ©
Harrah's Philadelphia

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