57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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57 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lynchburg
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Lynchburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
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Cuyahoga Falls
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Ithaca
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
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Hart's Location
— 4 nights
drive:  14​h 30​min
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Acadia National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
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Bar Harbor
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
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Southwest Harbor
— 1 night
drive:  12​h 30​min
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
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Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
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Plymouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
13
Eastham
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
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New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
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Yorktown
— 2 nights
drive:  4​h 30​min
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Auburn

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Lynchburg

Lynchburg ©
Lynchburg is a city in the south-central region of the U.S. On the 5th (Thu), sample the fine beverages at Prichard's Distillery, see the interesting displays at Old Jail Museum, sample the fine beverages at George Dickel Distillery, then stop by Lynchburg Hardware and General Store, then do a tasting at Lynchburg Winery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Lynchburg City Cemetery.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lynchburg trip itinerary builder website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Lynchburg. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Lynchburg

Breweries & Distilleries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

George Dickel Distillery, Prichard's Distillery
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Prichard's Distillery ©
Prichard's Distillery
Lynchburg Winery ©
Lynchburg Winery
Lynchburg Hardware and General Store ©

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Visiting Mammoth Cave and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fat Man's Misery and Tall Man's Misery. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Sink Trail, explore the fascinating underground world of Sand Cave, contemplate the waterfront views at Green River, and admire the majestic nature at Nolin Lake State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mammoth Cave National Park day trip planning site .

You can drive from Lynchburg to Mammoth Cave National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Mammoth Cave National Park can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cuyahoga Falls.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mammoth Cave
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail

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Cuyahoga Falls

Cuyahoga Falls ©
Cuyahoga Falls is a city in Summit County, Ohio, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hale Farm and Village and Tallmadge Church Historic Site. Get in touch with nature at Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Brandywine Falls. There's lots more to do: stroll around Wingfoot Lake State Park, cool off at Waterworks Park, do a tasting at Viking Vineyard and Winery, and experience rural life at Szalay's Sweet Corn Farm.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cuyahoga Falls road trip tool .

Getting from Mammoth Cave National Park to Cuyahoga Falls by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in Cuyahoga Falls sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Cuyahoga Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Peninsula, Wingfoot Lake State Park, Tallmadge Church Historic Site, Viking Vineyard and Winery, Brandywine Falls
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Cuyahoga Valley National Park ©
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Brandywine Falls ©
Brandywine Falls
Hale Farm and Village ©
Hale Farm and Village

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 17th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory Basilica, steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff, then take an in-depth tour of Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, then take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Schoellkopf Power Station, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, and then get curious at Niagara Aerospace Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip planner .

Getting from Cuyahoga Falls to Niagara Falls by car takes about 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff

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Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Aunt Sarah's Falls, learn about winemaking at Barnstormer Winery, then experience rural life at Lively Run Dairy, then get curious at Sciencenter, and finally explore the world behind art at Johnson Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Ithaca Children's Garden, learn about winemaking at Hosmer Winery, do a tasting at Ports of New York Winery, then learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Earth, and finally hike along Caygua Waterfront Trail.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ithaca day trip planning website .

Getting from Niagara Falls to Ithaca by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ithaca, with lows around 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Hart's Location.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Aunt Sarah's Falls, Barnstormer Winery, Lively Run Dairy, Hosmer Winery
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Ithaca Children's Garden ©
Ithaca Children's Garden
Stewart Park ©
Stewart Park
Aunt Sarah's Falls ©
Aunt Sarah's Falls

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Hart's Location

Hart's Location ©
Hart's Location is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. Visiting Flume Gorge and Crawford Notch State Park will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like White Mountain National Forest and Arethusa Falls. Explore Hart's Location's surroundings by going to Franconia (Franconia Notch & New England Ski Museum). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Sabbaday Falls, look for gifts at Covered Bridge Shoppe, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Gorge.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Hart's Location travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Ithaca to Hart's Location takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Hart's Location can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Hart's Location

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Franconia, White Mountain National Forest, Rocky Gorge, Covered Bridge Shoppe, Sabbaday Falls
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:
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Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
White Mountain National Forest ©
White Mountain National Forest
Crawford Notch State Park ©
Crawford Notch State Park

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Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park ©
The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Escape the urban bustle at Cadillac Mountain and Park Loop Road. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Heart of Acadia Loop and Beech Mountain Trail. There's lots more to do: stroll through Echo Lake Beach, get outside with Dorr Mountain, hike along The Bowl Trail, and take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Acadia National Park journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hart's Location to Acadia National Park. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Mount Desert Island
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road
Heart of Acadia Loop ©
Heart of Acadia Loop

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Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor online attractions planner .

Bar Harbor is very close to Acadia National Park. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You'll set off for Southwest Harbor on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Southwest Harbor

Southwest Harbor
Southwest Harbor is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Southwest Harbor online trip builder .

Southwest Harbor is very close to Bar Harbor. In September, daytime highs in Southwest Harbor are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to Portland.

Things to do in Southwest Harbor

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at Maine Jewish Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rising Tide Brewing Company, learn about winemaking at Maine Mead Works, then make a trip to Portland Observatory, then examine the collection at Umbrella Cover Museum, and finally look for gifts at Edgecomb Potters.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Southwest Harbor to Portland. In September, daytime highs in Portland are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Boston.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Maine Jewish Museum ©
Maine Jewish Museum
Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art
Wadsworth-Longfellow House ©
Wadsworth-Longfellow House

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Boston

Boston ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): wander the streets of Back Bay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Castle Island, get to know the fascinating history of HarborWalk, then pause for some serene contemplation at King's Chapel, then browse the exhibits of Old State House, and finally steep yourself in history at Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Boston trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Portland to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in October, Boston is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Plymouth.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church
Old State House ©
Old State House
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

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Plymouth

Plymouth ©
Rightly calling itself "America's Hometown," Plymouth holds a prominent place in the nation's history and culture as the site of the first Puritan colony.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Jabez Howland House, then immerse yourself in nature at Pilgrim Memorial State Park, then contemplate the long history of Mayflower II, and finally pause for some photo ops at Plymouth Rock. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Pilgrim Hall Museum, learn about winemaking at Plymouth Bay Winery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Brewster Gardens, and finally steep yourself in history at Mayflower Society House and Library.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Plymouth trip planner.

Take a train from Boston to Plymouth in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Plymouth sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Eastham.

Things to do in Plymouth

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Jabez Howland House ©
Jabez Howland House
Mayflower Society House and Library ©
Pilgrim Memorial State Park ©
Pilgrim Memorial State Park

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Eastham

Eastham ©
Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Get some historical perspective at First Encounter Beach and Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Take a break from the city and head to Cape Cod Provincelands Trail and Nauset Light Beach. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Fort Hill Rural Historic District, enjoy the sea views from Highland Light, contemplate the long history of Doane Rock, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Transfiguration.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Eastham trip planner .

Getting from Plymouth to Eastham by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Eastham are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Eastham

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orleans, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Highland Light, Chatham's Godfrey Windmill, Cape Cod Provincelands Trail
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Nauset Light Beach ©
Nauset Light Beach
Cape Cod Provincelands Trail ©
Cape Cod Provincelands Trail
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©

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New York City

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take a stroll through Times Square, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade. On the next day, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, take a stroll through Greenwich Village, and then wander the streets of Washington Square Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip builder app .

Explore your travel options from Southwest Harbor to New York City with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Southwest Harbor in October; daily highs in New York City reach 70°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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Speed Boats Tours
Brooklyn Heights Promenade ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 13th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and then get to know the fascinating history of Independence Mall.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Ship Bottom Beach
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

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Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
You've now added Conference Center at Shippensburg University to your itinerary. On the 16th (Wed), explore the venue of Conference Center at Shippensburg University, don't miss a visit to The Old Candle Barn, then get engrossed in the history at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, then examine the collection at Biblical Tabernacle Reproduction, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): explore the galleries of Rock Ford Plantation, stroll the grounds of Woodward Hill Cemetery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Historic St. Mary's Catholic Church, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Thistle Finch Distillery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Lancaster trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lancaster, with lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Conference Center at Shippensburg University, The Old Candle Barn
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Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society ©
Historic St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
Rock Ford Plantation ©
Rock Ford Plantation

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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.
On the 18th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, ponder the world of politics at Smithsonian Institution Building, and then wander the streets of Capitol Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Great Falls Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Washington DC online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lancaster in October since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Great Falls Park, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Great Falls Park ©
Great Falls Park

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get outside with Shenandoah River Adventures and then hike along Limberlost Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Caverns and then trek along Jones Run Falls Trailhead.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Shenandoah National Park online travel route planner .

You can drive from Washington DC to Shenandoah National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. Traveling from Washington DC in October, Shenandoah National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Grand Caverns
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Jones Run Falls Trailhead ©
Jones Run Falls Trailhead
Grand Caverns ©
Grand Caverns

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Monticello, stroll through Saunders-Monticello Trail, and then deepen your understanding at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then contemplate the long history of Mulberry Row, and then take in the exciting artwork at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Charlottesville travel planner.

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Charlottesville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Charlottesville sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Monticello ©
Monticello
Balloon Rides

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Bede Catholic Church, then steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, and then admire the majestic nature at York River State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Historic Jamestowne, contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, steep yourself in history at George Wythe House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and finally savor the flavors at Silver Hand Meadery.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Williamsburg online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Charlottesville to Williamsburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Charlottesville in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 55°F in Williamsburg. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yorktown.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Governor's Palace ©
Governor's Palace
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

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Yorktown

Yorktown ©
Yorktown is a census-designated place (CDP) in York County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Historic Christ Church, then witness the site of a historic battle at Nelson House, then contemplate the long history of Moore House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Colonial National Historical Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Riddick's Folly House Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Hughlett Point Natural Area.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Yorktown road trip planning site .

Yorktown is just a short distance from Williamsburg. In October in Yorktown, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Yorktown

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Historic Christ Church, Hughlett Point Natural Area, Riddick's Folly House Museum
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Historic Christ Church ©
Historic Christ Church
Colonial National Historical Park ©
Colonial National Historical Park
Riddick's Folly House Museum ©
Riddick's Folly House Museum

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Explore hidden gems such as Clingmans Dome and The Sinks. Get outdoors at Roaring Fork and Walker Sisters' Cabin. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Little River Road, don't miss a visit to Elkmont Ghost Town, explore and take pictures at Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, and appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park day trip planning website .

You can fly from Yorktown to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. You will leave for home on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Little River Road ©
Little River Road

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