9 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

9 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Coast of USA trip planner

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New York City
— 3 nights
Washington DC
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Portland International Jetport, Drive to Boothbay Harbor
Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night


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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, walk around The High Line, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

Boston to New York City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in October, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 70°F and lows about 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 2 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.
On the 16th (Fri), examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, then ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Washington DC travel route builder tool.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Culpeper.

Things to do in Washington DC



— 2 nights
Culpeper is the only incorporated town in Culpeper County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Man Mountain Overlook, take a pleasant ride with Mountaintop Ranch Wilderness Trail Rides, and then hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Culpeper National Cemetery, then hike along Limberlost Trail, and then do a tasting at Old House Vineyards.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Culpeper online route planner.

You can drive from Washington DC to Culpeper in 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Culpeper when traveling from Washington DC in October, with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Culpeper

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 1 night
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Boothbay Region Land Trust, admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, then take in the exciting artwork at Abacus Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Eventide Specialties.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Boothbay Harbor trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Culpeper to Boothbay Harbor. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Culpeper in October: high temperatures in Boothbay Harbor hover around 61°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip