15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive
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Baltimore
— 1 night
Fly
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Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive
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Detroit
— 1 night
Fly
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Fly
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New York City
— 3 nights
Train
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape May
— 1 night
Ferry to Lewes, DE, Taxi to Rehoboth Beach
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Rehoboth Beach
— 2 nights
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Williamsburg
— 1 night
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Washington DC

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Washington in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 69°F in Washington DC. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Baltimore

— 1 night

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.
On the 6th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Loring Cornish Gallery, wander the streets of Fell's Point, then look for gifts at Honeygo Wine and Spirits, then buy something for everyone on your list at Power Plant, and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at Daniels Ghost Town.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Baltimore travel planning site.

Getting from Washington DC to Baltimore by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Baltimore are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly to Cleveland.

Things to do in Baltimore

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cleveland

— 1 night

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, steep yourself in history at Wade Memorial Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Dominic Catholic Church, and finally stop by Malley's Chocolates.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cleveland trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Baltimore to Cleveland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Cleveland is slightly colder than Baltimore - with highs of 77°F and lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Detroit.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Detroit

— 1 night

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): view the masterpieces at College for Creative Studies, look for gifts at Polish Art Center, then contemplate the long history of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, and finally view the masterpieces at Scarab Club.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Detroit trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Cleveland to Detroit in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. In June in Detroit, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 1 night
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): shop like a local with Little Village Gifts, stop by A Little Mad, then view the masterpieces at Eclipse Gallery, and finally hunt for treasures at Mount Desert Island Farmers Markets.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Detroit to Bar Harbor by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Detroit in June, expect Bar Harbor to be slightly colder, temps between 68°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Shopping · Museums

New York City

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. Head to Fifth Avenue and Studio Manhattanfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and wander the streets of Times Square.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read New York City online trip maker.

You can fly from Bar Harbor to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bar Harbor in June: high temperatures in New York City hover around 80°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Philadelphia

— 2 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.
On the 13th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Washington Square Park, contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, then make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, then get engrossed in the history at Franklin Court, and finally take a stroll around Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. On your second day here, look for gifts at Wolff's Apple House, witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, buy something for everyone on your list at King of Prussia Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masonic Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Logan Circle.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Cape May

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Out of the Past Antiques, get a taste of the local shopping with Washington Street Gallery, then browse the different shops at Washington Street Mall, then look for gifts at The Well Dressed Olive, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Cape May Artists’ Cooperative.

Make your Cape May itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Philadelphia to Cape May in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Philadelphia in June, plan for little chillier days in Cape May, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Rehoboth Beach.

Things to do in Cape May

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rehoboth Beach

— 2 nights

Nation's Summer Capital

The population of the city of Rehoboth Beach expands by 25,000 every summer.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Edmond's Catholic Church, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Alley of Bridgeville, LLC, then view the masterpieces at Gallery 37- A Destination for Artful Living, and finally pick up some local products at Fifer's Farm Store. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of East Point Lighthouse, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Dawn's Country Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with Rehoboth Art League, and finally stop by Browseabout Books.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rehoboth Beach day trip app.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Cape May to Rehoboth Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Rehoboth Beach

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne, get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg, then steep yourself in history at George Wythe House, and finally view the masterpieces at Williamsburg Art Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Williamsburg day trip tool.

You can drive from Rehoboth Beach to Williamsburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Maryland travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Specialty Museums · Aquariums
The Old Line State
Perhaps best known as the birthplace of religious and political freedom in the United States, Maryland retains the spirit of colonial America, with stately 18th-century villages and historical landmarks. Although it's one of the nation's smallest states, there is no shortage of things to do here and you may find your itinerary fills up quickly. Make time in your vacation to tour Maryland's diverse landscape, which includes mountain peaks, picturesque Atlantic coastline, and the bustling city of Baltimore. Military buffs will enjoy touring the state's four Civil War Trails, where you can follow the footsteps of U.S. soldiers, or visiting the port city of Annapolis, home to the United States Naval Academy.

Ohio travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.

Michigan travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.

Maine travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Casinos · Specialty Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.

Delaware travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Theme Parks · History Museums
The First State
Nicknamed the "First State" for its role in ratifying the U.S. Constitution, Delaware is only 160 km (100 mi) long and about 80 km (49 mi) wide at its widest point. Despite its small size, the state is a patchwork of complex and diverse communities, with an industrialized north and rural south. More than just a tax-free shopping haven, the state features great sightseeing in its picturesque countryside interspersed with sleepy colonial villages and long sandy beaches. It also offers several organized trail systems that focus on things to do in the outdoors, including history, geocaching, culinary activities, and wine and spirits. Largely because of its size, Delaware remains one of the country's least-explored states.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
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.