8 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

8 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mid Atlantic tour itinerary builder

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Gettysburg
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Ocean City
— 3 nights
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Cape May
— 1 night
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Gettysburg

— 1 night
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 12th (Sat), witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse for treasures at Gettysburg Militaria & Antiques, contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, and then contemplate the long history of Jennie Wade House.

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New York City to Gettysburg is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Gettysburg dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Williamsburg

— 2 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.
On the 14th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne and then get some fabulous bargains at Williamsburg Outlet Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, then contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement, and finally look for gifts at R.P. Wallace & Sons General Store.

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You can drive from Gettysburg to Williamsburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gettysburg in September: high temperatures in Williamsburg hover around 84°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ocean City.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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 and learn at Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum and Art League of Ocean City. Get some cultural insight at DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum and Captain Timothy Hill House. Change things up with these side-trips from Ocean City: Bethany Beach Nature Center (in Bethany Beach) and Surfside Golf (in Chincoteague Island). There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with Coastal Kayak, sample the fine beverages at Seacrets Distilling Company, tee off at Lost Treasure Golf, and get a taste of the local shopping with Flashback Old Time Photos.

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You can drive from Williamsburg to Ocean City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Williamsburg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ocean City, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors · Golf · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Cape May

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): stroll through Cape May City Beaches, browse the exhibits of Cape May Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wildwood Beach.

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Getting from Ocean City to Cape May by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Cape May are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

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