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    American History and Iconic Cities on the East Coast

    American History and Iconic Cities on the East Coast
    Starts from

    New York

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    59

    Duration

    5 days

    Length

    702 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    New York

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    5 days

    Length

    702 mi

    History and Culture
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    Highlights

    • Visit major founding landmarks of the United States of America.
    • Tour colonial towns, estates, and gardens.
    • Visit the National Aquarium and waterfront in Baltimore.
    • Cruise down the Jersey shoreline on your way back to New York.
    The Northeast has been the gateway to America for over 300 years. On this journey along the coast from New York to DC and back, you’ll travel through the cities, neighbourhoods, and foundations on which America was built. This trip is like an active storybook of American history. You’ll visit some of the oldest things in the whole country – like the oldest continuously occupied street and the oldest operating saloon. Philadelphia will take you into the room where America began at Independence Hall. Baltimore will bring you to its historic seaport, where ships have been sailing since the 17th century. Washington DC will bring you to the most iconic monuments and national landmarks that represent the past and present of America.
    While you travel and breathe through America's legacy with each major city, you’ll also stop at the towns in between, like Princeton, Wilmington, and Annapolis. These stops fill in the gaps missing from your visits to the major cities. The beautiful, historic towns lying on the outskirts will prove to you that there is magic in the in-between. Gardens, colonial-era estates, shores, and a little respite from the hustle and bustle will all be found on the roads less travelled.
    Note: This route stops at the Washington National Monument, which, if you would like to take a tour to the top, requires booking 30 days in advance. Compare different car rental companies conveniently online via the TCS car rental platform. Whether in Switzerland or abroad, whether on holiday or on business trips. With TCS, you remain mobile and flexible and benefit from the best rental car offers, including many advantages and services.
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    The Northeast has been the gateway to America for over 300 years. On this journey along the coast from New York to DC and back, you’ll travel through the cities, neighbourhoods, and foundations on which America was built. This trip is like an active storybook of American history. You’ll visit some of the oldest things in the whole country – like the oldest continuously occupied street and the oldest operating saloon. Philadelphia will take you into the room where America began at Independence Hall. Baltimore will bring you to its historic seaport, where ships have been sailing since the 17th century. Washington DC will bring you to the most iconic monuments and national landmarks that represent the past and present of America.
    While you travel and breathe through America's legacy with each major city, you’ll also stop at the towns in between, like Princeton, Wilmington, and Annapolis. These stops fill in the gaps missing from your visits to the major cities. The beautiful, historic towns lying on the outskirts will prove to you that there is magic in the in-between. Gardens, colonial-era estates, shores, and a little respite from the hustle and bustle will all be found on the roads less travelled.
    Note: This route stops at the Washington National Monument, which, if you would like to take a tour to the top, requires booking 30 days in advance. Compare different car rental companies conveniently online via the TCS car rental platform. Whether in Switzerland or abroad, whether on holiday or on business trips. With TCS, you remain mobile and flexible and benefit from the best rental car offers, including many advantages and services.
    Book Car Rental Now
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    • Visit major founding landmarks of the United States of America.
    • Tour colonial towns, estates, and gardens.
    • Visit the National Aquarium and waterfront in Baltimore.
    • Cruise down the Jersey shoreline on your way back to New York.

    Travel itinerary

    America's Notable Landmarks in Philadelphia
    18 Activities

    Day 1

    100 mi5 mi

    America's Notable Landmarks in Philadelphia

    Stroll through castle-like architecture and gardens at one of America's great universities. Visit the birthplace of America as you wander through major historic landmarks and some of the country's oldest streets in Philadelphia.
    Estates of Wilmington and City Seas in Baltimore
    12 Activities

    Day 2

    110 mi4 mi

    Estates of Wilmington and City Seas in Baltimore

    Tour gardens that rival Versailles and stroll a well-preserved colonial town in New Castle, Delaware. Head out to Baltimore to see all things "sea" at the National Aquarium and on the historic boating waterfront. Have a moonlight stroll in the Inner Harbor.
    Exploring America's Capital
    10 Activities

    Day 3

    44 mi4 mi5 mi

    Exploring America's Capital

    Walk through Capitol Hill to see the iconic landmarks of DC. Have a luxurious seafood dinner and stay the night in the storied Georgetown neighbourhood.
    Mornings in Georgetown and Coastal Towns of the Northeast
    11 Activities

    Day 4

    176 mi2 mi

    Mornings in Georgetown and Coastal Towns of the Northeast

    Walk the Georgetown waterfront in the morning. Head out of DC and back towards NYC, stopping in the coastal colonial towns of Annapolis and Havre de Grace on the way back.
    The Coast Back Home on the Jersey Shore
    8 Activities

    Day 5

    271 mi

    The Coast Back Home on the Jersey Shore

    Take the scenic route home along New Jersey's coastal shore. Stop at the oldest working lighthouse in the US and relax on boardwalks and calm beaches as you leisurely make your way north.
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