22 days in East Coast of USA, Philadelphia & Lancaster Itinerary

22 days in East Coast of USA, Philadelphia & Lancaster Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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New York City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Boston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salem
— 1 night
Drive to Hyannis, MA, Ferry to Nantucket
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Nantucket
— 2 nights
Ferry to Hyannis, MA, Drive to Philadelphia
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive
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Lancaster
— 1 night
Drive
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Baltimore
— 2 nights
Drive
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Annapolis
— 1 night
Drive
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Williamsburg
— 1 night
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New York City
— 1 day
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New York City

— 4 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.
Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Times Square and Fifth Avenue. Venture out of the city with trips to Rockefeller State Park Preserve (in Pleasantville), Norwalk River Valley Trail (in Wilton) and Minnewaska State Park Preserve (in Kerhonkson). The adventure continues: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planning app.

Bogota, Colombia to New York City is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bogota in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 3:

Boston

— 3 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Let the collections at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House and Museum of Fine Arts capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Walden Pond State Reservation and Trinity Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Lizzie Borden House (in Fall River), Plymouth (Plymouth Rock & Plimoth Patuxet) and Minute Man National Historical Park (in Concord). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, step aboard Charlestown Navy Yard, make a trip to Newbury Street, and explore the galleries of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Boston trip itinerary app.

Getting from New York City to Boston by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, Boston is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:

Salem

— 1 night

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): look for gifts at Magika - Chapel of Archangel Michael and then admire the masterpieces at Cape Ann Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Salem travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Boston to Salem in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Nantucket.

Things to do in Salem

Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:

Nantucket

— 2 nights
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Your day by day itinerary now includes Whaling Museum as well as Sankaty Head Lighthouse. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Sankaty Head Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfside Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Brant Point Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Whaling Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Jetties Beach.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Nantucket online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salem to Nantucket takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Salem in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nantucket, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to fly to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Nantucket

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:

Philadelphia

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, then visit Independence Mall, then wander the streets of Boathouse Row, and finally wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia road trip website.

You can fly from Nantucket to Philadelphia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:

Lancaster

— 1 night

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lancaster trip maker site.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Philadelphia in November since evenings lows in Lancaster dip to 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for Baltimore.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:
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Baltimore

— 2 nights

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg National Cemetery. Popular historic sites such as Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and Fell's Point are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Jennie Wade House in Gettysburg (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, admire the masterpieces at The Walters Art Museum, sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, and examine the collection at American Visionary Art Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Baltimore trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Baltimore when traveling from Lancaster in November, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Annapolis.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:

Annapolis

— 1 night
Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S. history.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): awaken your taste buds at Fishpaws Marketplace, wander the streets of Annapolis Towne Centre, then steep yourself in history at Hammond-Harwood House, then brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Academy, and finally steep yourself in history at The Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Annapolis travel route builder.

Drive from Baltimore to Annapolis in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Annapolis

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 14:

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 in touch with nature at Tidal Basin and Great Falls Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Washington National Cathedral and Capitol Hill. The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take a stroll through Old Town, take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Annapolis to Washington DC takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:

Williamsburg

— 1 night

Colonial Capital

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 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, then take a memorable drive along Colonial Parkway, and then admire the masterpieces at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg trip planner.

You can drive from Washington DC to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 18:

New York City

— 1 day

Big Apple

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): go for a walk through Times Square and then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

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Fly from Williamsburg to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Williamsburg in November, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 19:

Virginia travel guide

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History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.