American Historic Highways Fly Drive Holiday Itinerary
New York City
Arrive today in New York City, the world-famous Big Apple. Transfer independently to your hotel. Enjoy your evening at leisure exploring the city.
Day 02: Driving Distance: 270 mi / 440 km
New York City – Cape Cod
After picking up your rental car, you will drive east through the coastal towns and villages bordering Long Island Sound and pass through Connecticut and Rhode Island en route to the rustic charm of Cape Cod.
Day 03: Driving Distance: 80 mi / 130 km
Cape Cod – Boston
The heritage of colonial America is revealed today as you visit cities founded by the Pilgrims and the Puritans. In Boston, you can visit the haunts of the revolutionary patriots who stoked the fires of democracy throughout the Colonies.
Day 04: Driving Distance: 340 mi / 550 km
Boston – Acadia National Park – Bar Harbor
Driving north along the Eastern Coastline, you will pass through Salem, Massachusetts—the site of the only witch trials in the United States and the historic port city of Portland, Maine. Then on to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.
Day 05: Driving Distance: 300 mi / 480 km
Bar Harbor – Québec City
Journey across the Appalachian Mountains and past Moosehead Lake before crossing at the U.S. border into the French-speaking Province of Québec. Bright blue and white farmhouses dot the landscape as you travel through rolling countryside toward the provincial capital of Québec.
A full day to explore this historic city.
Day 07: Driving Distance: 160 mi / 260 km
Québec – St. Lawrence River – Montréal
A full day to discover romantically medieval Québec City and experience the locals’ joie de vivre. Fortifications of Upper Town overlook Lower Town with its narrow, steep cobblestone streets at the river front. Visit the Citadel and Place-Royale. A short drive away is Île d’Órlèans. The island’s shoreline is dotted with attractive Victorian-style summer homes.
Day 08: Driving Distance: 140 mi / 230 km
Montréal – Ottawa
Today drive to Ottawa, Canada’s national seat of government.
Day 09: Driving Distance: 270 mi / 440 km
Ottawa – Toronto
Toronto, located on the shores of Lake Ontario, is a modern banking and business center. Today you will have time to explore the ethnic diversity of Toronto’s neighbourhoods, or enjoy the panoramic view of Toronto and Lake Ontario from the CN Tower, the world’s tallest freestanding structure.
Day 10: Driving Distance: 88 mi / 141 km
Toronto – Niagara Falls
Today, enjoy the thundering Niagara Falls and perhaps take a Maid of the Mist cruise.
Day 11: Driving Distance: 351 mi / 562 km
Niagara Falls – Amish country
Enjoy the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York en route to the state of Pennsylvania. The simple lifestyle of the Pennsylvania Dutch enhances the rural beauty of the area. Continue to visit to the most famous Civil War battleground, Gettysburg.
Day 12: Driving Distance: 170 mi / 280 km
Amish Country – Washington, D.C
Drive north to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. The broad boulevards of Pierre L’Enfant’s masterfully designed city will leave you with a dramatic impression of America’s seat of government.
Take the full day to explore the monuments and museums of this grand city. The Smithsonian Institution, a world-renowned complex of museums fronting the National Mall, is a repository of national artifacts and treasures. The views from the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and Capitol Hill provide unforgettable images of the city.
Washington, D.C – Philadelphia
Today travel to Philadelphia where you will have a full day to explore.
Day 15: Driving Distance: 240 mi / 390 km
Philadelphia – New York City
Departure Today you will have the chance to visit Independence Park in Philadelphia, where the spirit of the American Revolution was forged into the foundation of the new nation. Once over the Delaware River you will arrive in the Garden State of New Jersey en route to New York City, your final destination. Return your car and transfer independently to the airport.
||Standard / Superior
||The Dylan NYC
||Hyannis Harbor Hotel
||Holiday Inn Cape Cod
||The Midtown Hotel
||The Inn at Longwood
||Colonial Inn Ellsworth
||Best Western Acadia Park Inn
||Travelodge Hotel & Convention Center by Wyndham Quebec City
||Hotel Manoir Victoria
||Travelodge Hotel by Wyndham Montreal
||Fairmont Queen Elizabeth
||Capital Hill & Suites
||Fairmont Chateau Laurier
||Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
||Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
||Days Inn by Wyndham Fallsview
||Oakes Overlooking the Falls
||York / Amish Country
||Wyndham Garden York
||Capitol Skyline Hotel
||Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia – Downtown
||Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown
Standard hotels offer quality, style, comfortable accommodations, yet they are still considered “affordable”. Typically located in central areas.
With above-average service, upscale, high quality and comfortable, with a variety of amenities located in town. Rooms will be well furnished to a high standard.
National Parks Accommodations
Please be advised that accommodations near and in the National Parks are rustic in nature and not always of the same level of comfort as accommodations in metropolitan areas.