9 days in Continental USA Itinerary

9 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
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Ocean City
— 1 night
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Washington DC

— 3 nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arlington National Cemetery and Old Town. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Mall and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, ponder the world of politics at Smithsonian Institution Building, wander the streets of U Street, and visit Capitol Hill.

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Jacksonville to Washington DC is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jacksonville in March, things will get slightly colder in Washington DC: highs are around 55°F and lows about 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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 11th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gettysburg National Military Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, and finally take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg route maker.

Getting from Washington DC to Gettysburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in March, with highs in Gettysburg at 49°F and lows at 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Ocean City

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Ocean City Boardwalk, stroll through Ocean City Beach, then look for gifts at ish Boutique, and finally shop like a local with Flashback Old Time Photos.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ocean City trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Ocean City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Ocean City are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Ocean City

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Popular historic sites such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and Abyssinian Baptist Church are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to SoHo or Chelsea Market. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, take a stroll through Greenwich Village, and stop by Dumbo.

To find photos and other tourist information, you can read our New York City vacation planner.

Drive from Ocean City to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

Maryland travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Specialty Museums · Aquariums
The Old Line State
Perhaps best known as the birthplace of religious and political freedom in the United States, Maryland retains the spirit of colonial America, with stately 18th-century villages and historical landmarks. Although it's one of the nation's smallest states, there is no shortage of things to do here and you may find your itinerary fills up quickly. Make time in your vacation to tour Maryland's diverse landscape, which includes mountain peaks, picturesque Atlantic coastline, and the bustling city of Baltimore. Military buffs will enjoy touring the state's four Civil War Trails, where you can follow the footsteps of U.S. soldiers, or visiting the port city of Annapolis, home to the United States Naval Academy.