8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  30​min
1
New York City
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
2
Lancaster
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Newark

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night
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.
For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read New York City online tour planner .

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. You'll set off for Lancaster on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in New York City

Nightlife Parks Tours

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Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): stop by Kitchen Kettle Village, then putt your heart out at Village Greens Miniature Golf, and then get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland.

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Getting from New York City to Lancaster by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lancaster, with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Kitchen Kettle Village, Village Greens Miniature Golf
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Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
Village Greens Miniature Golf ©
Village Greens Miniature Golf

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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 30th (Tue), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Jennie Wade House, then get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Washington DC tour website .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in July, Washington DC is a bit warmer at night with lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Korean War Veterans Memorial ©
Korean War Veterans Memorial

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nights
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.
On the 2nd (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Naval Aviation Monument, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Virginia Beach online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Virginia Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. August in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding

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