Eastern USA road trip

Tripoto
6th Nov 2017
Photo of Eastern USA road trip by Lychee's itineraries
Day 1

Arriving in New York. Getting a rental car and heading to Ithaca straight away.

Stop at Delaware nature reserve for a picnic lunch.

Photo of Delaware Water Gap, PA, United States by Lychee's itineraries

Arrive in Ithaca by the evening.

Day 2

Head to the Niagara falls. Fore more details click here.

Visit Buffalo town and it's famous restaurant which is the birthplace of the buffalo chicken wings. If you're a vegetarian, you still have options from their menu (I went for a tasty aubergine dish).

Arrive at the Niagara falls in the evening. Visit a 4D cinema and watch a short movie about the history of the Falls.

Day 3

Although most tourist come here as a day trip, it's good to stay there for a night so you have a bit more time to wander around and see bits that the tour guides wouldn't show you.

Hop on a boat and enjoy the amazing views of the waterfalls all around you. The boat goes really close to the sides and although they provide raincoats it's almost impossible to not get really wet (wearing make up might not be a good idea).

Enjoy the views from the top and walk up to where it all starts.

Photo of Niagara Falls, NY, United States by Lychee's itineraries

Arrive in Pittsburgh by the evening. Enjoy a nice meal in a quirky restaurant near the river bank.

Day 4

Visit the famous Fallingwater, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, stroll around the gardens and join a guided tour to explore the building inside. Head back to Pittsburgh through the scenic Nature Reserve.

Photo of Fallingwater, Mill Run Road, Mill Run, PA, United States by Lychee's itineraries

Visit the Andy Warhol Museum

Day 5

Head to Washington in the early morining.

Obviously it's better to stay longer than a day, but we managed to cram all the main sights into a day without spending the night there.

Photo of Washington, DC, United States by Lychee's itineraries

Arrive in Baltimore late evening

Day 6

Enjoy a nice breakfast in one of their cool cafes, wonder around the university buildings and get back on the road again.

Drive to Lancaster to explore the Amish county.

Day 7

Stay in the suburbs of Lancaster where the streets look like the picture perfect movie neighbourhoods.

Explore the cute villages of Amish county where people only use horses and push scooter bikes to get around. Visit their craft shops and farmers markets, have an amazing Amish pretzel in one their bakeries and join a guided tour to get more insights on the Amish traditions.

Photo of Kitchen Kettle Village, Old Philadelphia Pike, Gordonville, PA, United States by Lychee's itineraries
Photo of Kitchen Kettle Village, Old Philadelphia Pike, Gordonville, PA, United States by Lychee's itineraries
Photo of Kitchen Kettle Village, Old Philadelphia Pike, Gordonville, PA, United States by Lychee's itineraries
Photo of Kitchen Kettle Village, Old Philadelphia Pike, Gordonville, PA, United States by Lychee's itineraries
Day 8

Drive down to the nearby village of Ephrata. Go for a sign posted short walk to explore the woods and lakes of this hilly area.

Stay a night in a traditional American rural home. Drive down to town to see a typical county fair.

Photo of Ephrata, PA, United States by Lychee's itineraries
Day 9

Drive back to New York. Get tickets (in advance) for a football game and enjoy all the fuss around it while you have no other option but to eat junk food.

Day 10

Visit the Empire State Building for the amazing views.

Photo of Eastern USA road trip by Lychee's itineraries

Have picnic in Central Park. Hire a bike and cycle over Brooklyn bridge.

Photo of Eastern USA road trip by Lychee's itineraries

Walk along the High Line and get a bit disappointed about the size of it.

Day 11

Explore more of the main sights (Time square, Rockefeller building, World Trade Center memorial) and get a coffee from the Grand Central Terminal's cafe.

Get on a commuters ferry to Staten Island for the views of the city and the Statue of Liberty.

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