Self-Drive - Historic Highways
(15 days / 14 nights - Begins & Ends New York City)

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 - New York Arrival
Today, arrive in New York City, the world-famous Big Apple. Transfer independently to your hotel. Enjoy your evening at leisure exploring the city. Hotel: Hotel Edison or similar

Day 02 - New York
This morning at 08:00 you will be met by a representative and provided with a welcome kit which includes driving instructions, vouchers, and maps for your tour. A full day is yours to explore this exciting city, filled with people, famous sights, and skyscrapers. See the Statue of Liberty, Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Rockefeller Centre, the Empire State Building, The United Nations, and much more.

Day 03 - New York – Cape Cod
Driving Distance: 270 mi./440 km.
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. Hotel: Heritage House Hotel or similar

Day 04 - Cape Cod – Boston
Driving Distance: 80 mi./130 km.
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.
Hotel: The Midtown Hotel or similar

Day 05 - Boston – Acadia National Park – Bar Harbor
Driving Distance: 340 mi./550 km.
Driving north along the eastern coastline, you will pass through Salem, Massachusetts—the sight of the only witch trials in the United States and the historic port city of Portland, Maine. Then on to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.
Hotel: Colonial Inn or similar

Day 06 - Bar Harbor – Québec
Driving Distance: 300 mi./ 480 km.
Journey across the Appalachian Mountains and past Moosehead Lake before crossing at the U.S. 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. Hotel: Comfort Inn Airport or similar

Day 07 - Québec – St. Lawrence River – Montréal
Driving Distance: 160 mi./260 km.
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 Victorianstyle summer homes.
Hotel: Clarion Hotel & Suites or similar

Day 08 - Montréal – Ottawa
Driving Distance: 140 mi./230km.
Today drive to Ottawa, Canada’s national seat of government. Hotel: Holiday Inn Plaza La Chaudiere or similar

Day 09 - Ottawa – Toronto
Driving Distance: 270 mi./440 km.
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 neighborhoods, or enjoy the panoramic view of Toronto and Lake Ontario from the CN Tower, the world’s tallest freestanding structure.
Hotel: Best Western Primrose Hotel or similar

Day 10 - Toronto – Niagara Falls
Driving Distance: 88 mi./141 km.
Today enjoy the thundering Niagara Falls and perhaps take a Maid of the Mist cruise.
Hotel: Days Inn Fallsview Casino or similar

Day 11 - Niagara Falls – Harrisburg
Driving Distance: 351 mi./ 562 km.
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. Overnightin Harrisburg.
Hotel: Best Western Inn & Suites or similar

Day 12 - Harrisburg – Charlottesville – Williamsburg
Driving Distance: 300 mi./480 km.
The dramatic Blue Ridge Mountains are contrasted by the rolling green Shenandoah Valley. Follow the crest of the mountains to Charlottesville, home to multiple U.S. Presidents, including Thomas Jefferson. Then pass through the state capital of Richmond, as you drive eastward into Williamsburg, for a taste of Virginia’s colonial past.
Hotel: Lexington George Washington Inn or similar drive tours 145

Day 13 - Williamsburg – Washington, D.C.
Driving Distance: 170 mi./280 km.
In the morning, explore the grounds of Colonial Williamsburg, faithfully restored to create an accurate impression of the 18th-century Virginia capital. Then enjoy the verdant landscape of the Old Dominion as you 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.
Hotel: Red Roof Inn Downtown or similar

Day 14 - Washington, D.C.
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 Capitol 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 15 - Washington, D.C. – New York Departure
Driving Distance: 240 mi./390 km.
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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