9 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

9 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

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9 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

Newark
Drive:  30​min
New York City
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Baltimore
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Hampton Bays
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Newark

4
days
New York City

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fifth Avenue and American Museum of Natural History. You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Gateway National Recreation in Sandy Hook, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Central Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, and enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City holiday planner.

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
days
Philadelphia

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Philadelphia Trolley Works, Sesame Place and Please Touch Museum. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at Please Touch Museum, then catch a ride on Philadelphia Trolley Works, and then hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Sesame Place.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip builder.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. On the 14th (Mon), you're off toBaltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Theme Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Sesame Place
Highlights from your plan
Sesame Place
Please Touch Museum
Reading Terminal Market

2
days
Baltimore

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at US Naval Academy Foundation and then take in the history at Fort McHenry National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at National Aquarium, then wander the streets of Fell's Point, and then explore the activities along Inner Harbor.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Baltimore travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Philadelphia to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Baltimore sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Hampton Bays.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

US Naval Academy Foundation
Highlights from your plan
Fort McHenry National Monument
National Aquarium

1
day
Hampton Bays

Hampton Bays is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): kick back and relax at Ponquogue Beach and then kick back and relax at Cooper's Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hampton Bays itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Baltimore to Hampton Bays with the Route module. In August, Hampton Bays is a bit cooler than Baltimore - with highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hampton Bays

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cooper's Beach
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Ponquogue Beach