9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Erie
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Frederick
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Richmond
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Williamsburg
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
4
Newport News
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
5
Hampton
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Norfolk
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  1​h
8
Yorktown
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Erie

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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 23rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Frederick trip website .

Erie to Frederick is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Erie in October: highs in Frederick hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Frederick

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Gettysburg
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National Museum of Civil War Medicine ©
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum
Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg ©
Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg

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Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
On the 25th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Blandford Church and Cemetery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Cemetery, then brush up on your military savvy at White House of the Confederacy, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Episcopal Church.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Richmond using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Frederick to Richmond takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October in Richmond, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Blandford Church and Cemetery
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Blandford Church and Cemetery ©
Blandford Church and Cemetery
Hollywood Cemetery ©
Hollywood Cemetery
White House of the Confederacy ©
White House of the Confederacy

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Bassett Hall, then explore the world behind art at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Williamsburg day trip site .

You can take a train from Richmond to Williamsburg in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Newport News.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bassett Hall ©
Bassett Hall
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

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Newport News

Newport News ©
Newport News is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Newport News Park, then walk around The Mariners' Museum & Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Noland Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Newport News day trip planning tool .

Newport News is very close to Williamsburg. In October, daytime highs in Newport News are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hampton.

Things to do in Newport News

Parks Trails Outdoors
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The Mariners' Museum & Park ©
The Mariners' Museum & Park
The Noland Trail ©
The Noland Trail
Newport News Park ©
Newport News Park

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Hampton

Hampton ©
Hampton is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Fort Monroe National Monument, then stroll through Buckroe Beach and Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Grandview Nature Preserve.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hampton trip maker website .

Hampton is very close to Newport News. In October, daily temperatures in Hampton can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Hampton

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Grandview Nature Preserve ©
Grandview Nature Preserve
Fort Monroe National Monument ©
Fort Monroe National Monument

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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.
On the 29th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Military Aviation Museum, then kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at First Landing State Park.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Virginia Beach trip site .

Traveling by car from Hampton to Virginia Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Norfolk.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
First Landing State Park ©
First Landing State Park

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Norfolk

Norfolk ©
Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): examine the collection at Nauticus and then explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art.

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Norfolk is just a stone's throw from Virginia Beach. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yorktown.

Things to do in Norfolk

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art
Nauticus ©
Nauticus

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Yorktown

Yorktown ©
Yorktown is a census-designated place (CDP) in York County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): witness the site of a historic battle at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Episcopal Church, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Yorktown Battlefield.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yorktown travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Norfolk to Yorktown takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Yorktown can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yorktown

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown ©
Yorktown Battlefield ©
Yorktown Battlefield
Grace Episcopal Church ©
Grace Episcopal Church

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