8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Rehoboth Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Newark
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Lancaster
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at White House. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Minneapolis to Washington DC is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Washington DC is 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in September, expect Washington DC to be somewhat warmer, temps between 82°F and 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Rehoboth Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

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Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach ©
The population of the city of Rehoboth Beach expands by 25,000 every summer.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): kick back and relax at Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, then kick back and relax at Ocean City Beach, and then look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange of Rehoboth. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Henlopen State Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Edmond's Catholic Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dewey Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rehoboth Beach itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Washington DC to Rehoboth Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Newark.

Things to do in Rehoboth Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ocean City Beach, Dewey Beach, Cape Henlopen State Park
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Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Cape Henlopen State Park ©
Cape Henlopen State Park
Dewey Beach ©
Dewey Beach

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Newark

Newark ©
Newark is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, 12mi west-southwest of Wilmington. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then stroll through Betterton Beach. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, then ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, and then admire the majestic nature at White Clay Creek State Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Newark travel route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Rehoboth Beach to Newark takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Newark are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Newark

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Betterton Beach
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Betterton Beach ©
Betterton Beach
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

1
night
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 5th (Sat), contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House, then examine the collection at Landis Valley Museum, then examine the collection at Ephrata Cloister, and finally contemplate the long history of Wheatland.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lancaster trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Newark to Lancaster by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lancaster

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ephrata Cloister
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Ephrata Cloister ©
Ephrata Cloister
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Wheatland ©
Wheatland

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