American Historic Highways

Multi-Centre Fly-Drive Experience

Trip Highlights

Enjoy the rustic charm of Cape Cod before exploring historic Boston
Discover North America's only walled city, romantically-medieval Québec City
Wander Toronto's multi-ethnic neighbourhoods and wonder at Niagara Falls
See Gettysburg's Civil War battlefields and Washington DC's grand monuments
Visit Philadelphia's Independence Park, where a new nation was born

Your Trip Includes

FREE airport to hotel transfer on arrival
FREE tank of fuel

Itinerary in detail

Day 1: New York
Today, arrive in New York City, the world-famous Big Apple. Transfer independently to your hotel. Enjoy your evening at leisure exploring the city.
Day 2: New York – 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 3: 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 4: Boston – Acadia National Park – Bar Harbor
Driving north along the Eastern Coastline you'll pass through Salem, Massachusetts, the sight of the only witch trials in the United States, and the historic port city of Portland, Maine. Then it's on to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.
Day 5: Bar Harbour – Québec City
Journey across the Appalachian Mountains and past Moosehead Lake before crossing at the US 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.
Day 6: Québec City
A full day to explore this historic city.
Day 7: Québec City – St Lawrence River – Montreal
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 riverfront. Visit the Citadel and Place-Royale. A short drive away is Île d'Orléans. The island's shoreline is dotted with attractive Victorian-style summer homes.
Day 8: Montreal – Ottawa
Today, drive to Ottawa, Canada's national seat of government.
Day 9: Ottawa – Toronto
Toronto, located on the shores of Lake Ontario, is a modern banking and business centre. 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: Toronto – Niagara Falls
Today, enjoy the thundering Niagara Falls and perhaps take a boat trip past the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls right up to the famous Horseshoe Falls.
Day 11: Niagara Falls – Amish Country/Gettysburg
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.
Day 12: Amish Country/Gettysburg – Washington DC
Today, you may visit the Civil War battlegrounds of Gettysburg before heading south to the nation's capital, Washington DC. The broad boulevards of Pierre L'Enfant's masterfully-designed city will leave you with a dramatic impression of America's seat of government.
Day 13: Washington DC
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.
Day 14: Washington DC – Philadelphia
Today you travel to Philadelphia, where you will have a full day to explore.
Day 15: Philadelphia – New York
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.
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