11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Brooklyn
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Ocean City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Lancaster
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: San Francisco

1
night
Brooklyn

Brooklyn ©
Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
On the 23rd (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, take a leisurely stroll along Coney Island, and then get engrossed in the history at Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Brooklyn trip planner .

San Francisco to Brooklyn is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Fun & Games Parks Museums
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Coney Island ©
Coney Island
Brooklyn Botanic Garden ©
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO ©
Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO

1
night
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 24th (Thu): stop by C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, steep yourself in history at Monticello, and then trek along Ivy Creek Natural Area.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Charlottesville driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Brooklyn to Charlottesville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brooklyn in October, plan for little chillier nights in Charlottesville, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Monticello ©
Monticello
C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery ©

1
night
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 25th (Fri): make a trip to Colonial Williamsburg, then take a tour of Jamestown Settlement, and then have fun at Colonial Williamsburg Musket Range.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg trip planning website .

Getting from Charlottesville to Williamsburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Williamsburg when traveling from Charlottesville in October, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ocean City.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Colonial Williamsburg Musket Range ©

1
night
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
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.
On the 26th (Sat), examine the collection at Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, stroll around Northside Park, then kick back and relax at Ocean City Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Ocean City Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ocean City route maker app .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Ocean City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in October, expect nights in Ocean City to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are slightly colder, around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Ocean City Boardwalk ©
Ocean City Boardwalk
Northside Park ©
Northside Park

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night
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at The Amish Farm and House, take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then examine the collection at Landis Valley Museum, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Northwest Lancaster County River Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lancaster holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Ocean City to Lancaster takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ocean City in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 47°F in Lancaster. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
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The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Landis Valley Museum ©
Landis Valley Museum
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

2
nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devils Den. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Virginia Memorial, steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, then pause for some photo ops at State of Pennsylvania Monument, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg trip itinerary site .

Getting from Lancaster to Gettysburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In October in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

3
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Washington DC journey planner .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Gettysburg in October since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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