60 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

60 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mid Atlantic trip planner

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Washington DC
— 6 nights
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Gettysburg
— 6 nights
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Lancaster
— 5 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 6 nights
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New York City
— 9 nights
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Cape May
— 6 nights
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Philadelphia
— 8 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 4 nights
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Newport News
— 4 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 5 nights
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Washington DC

— 6 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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip planner.

Knoxville to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 1 — 7:

Gettysburg

— 6 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gettysburg: Cumberland (Great Allegheny Passage & Charis Winery & Distillery) and Rocking S Ranch (in Winchester). Next up on the itinerary: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, awaken your taste buds at Savor Gettysburg Food Tours, and appreciate the history behind State of Pennsylvania Monument.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg day trip app.

Getting from Washington DC to Gettysburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: high temperatures in Gettysburg hover around 71°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 13:

Lancaster

— 5 nights

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lancaster: Fort Hunter Mansion and Park (in Harrisburg), Northern Extension of the Heritage Rail Trail (in York) and Whistler's Mother Statue (in Ashland). There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Lapp Valley Farm, contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House, browse the exhibits of Ephrata Cloister, and relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Intercourse Village.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lancaster visit planner.

Getting from Gettysburg to Lancaster by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Lancaster

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 18:

Niagara Falls

— 6 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Niagara Falls: Highland Park (in Rochester) and Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica (in Lackawanna). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, go for a walk through Goat Island, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and step off the mainland to explore Three Sisters Island.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls journey builder site.

You can fly from Lancaster to Niagara Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 24:

New York City

— 9 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.
Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Niagara Falls to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Niagara Falls in May, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — Jun 2:

Cape May

— 6 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape May: Millville Army Airfield Museum (in Millville), Ocean City (Ocean City Beach & Northside Park) and Spas & Wellness (in Sea Isle City). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax in the rural setting at Jersey Shore Alpacas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape May Bird Observatory, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cape May County Park & Zoo.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape May day trip site.

Drive from New York City to Cape May in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. June in Cape May sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 8:

Philadelphia

— 8 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford), Grounds For Sculpture (in Hamilton) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Franklin Square, admire the natural beauty at Chanticleer, stroll through Schuylkill River Trail, and contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cape May to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cape May in June, you will find days in Philadelphia are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 16:

Chincoteague Island

— 4 nights
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chincoteague Island: Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (in Cambridge) and Crisfield Heritage Foundation (in Crisfield). Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours, examine the collection at Chincoteague Bay Field Station, make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, and head outdoors with Donald J. Leonard.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chincoteague Island trip app.

You can fly from Philadelphia to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Chincoteague Island can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Newport News.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:

Newport News

— 4 nights
Explore Newport News' surroundings by going to Military Aviation Museum (in Virginia Beach), Chrysler Museum of Art (in Norfolk) and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (in Richmond). Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Colonial National Historical Park.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Newport News road trip website.

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Newport News takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Newport News

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:

Shenandoah National Park

— 5 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shenandoah National Park: Orange (James Madison Museum & Central Virginia Wine Tours & Transportation), Sharp Rock Vineyards (in Sperryville) and Grand Caverns (in Grottoes). There's still lots to do: trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike, tour the pleasant surroundings at Appalachian Trail, work some fitness into your day at Limberlost Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Hawksbill Mountain.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Shenandoah National Park road trip website.

You can drive from Newport News to Shenandoah National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Shenandoah National Park sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29: