16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

New York City
New York City
— Few hours
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  4​h
Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Virginia Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Luray
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
Amsterdam

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hours
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.
To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary builder website .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in New York City

#Tours
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Food Tours

2
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Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): do a tasting at Americana Vineyards, relax in the rural setting at Lively Run Dairy, then do a tasting at Lucas Vineyards, and finally indulge your taste buds at Cayuga Wine Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Shequaga Falls.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Watkins Glen online trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from New York City to Watkins Glen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Watkins Glen when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 16°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

#Wineries, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Interlaken, Cayuga Wine Trail, Shequaga Falls
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Americana Vineyards ©
Americana Vineyards
Shequaga Falls ©
Shequaga Falls
Lively Run Dairy ©
Lively Run Dairy

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia tour itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Watkins Glen to Philadelphia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Watkins Glen in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Philadelphia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Fun & Games, #Wineries

Side Trips

Valenzano Family Winery, AMC Marlton 8
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AMC Marlton 8 ©
AMC Marlton 8
Valenzano Family Winery ©
Valenzano Family Winery
University of Pennsylvania ©
University of Pennsylvania

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Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Chincoteague Bay Field Station, then get your game on at Surfside Golf, and then tour the water at your own pace with Snug Harbor Marina Boat Rentals.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chincoteague Island road trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Philadelphia to Chincoteague Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Chincoteague Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Chincoteague Bay Field Station
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Surfside Golf ©
Surfside Golf
Chincoteague Bay Field Station ©
Chincoteague Bay Field Station

4
days
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and First Landing State Park. Step out of the city life by going to Sandbridge Beach and Parasailing & Paragliding. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Charles Beach (in Cape Charles) and Corolla (Whalehead in Historic Corolla & Currituck Beach). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Military Aviation Museum and kick back and relax at Croatan Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach day trip planner .

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Corolla, Cape Charles Beach
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Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
First Landing State Park ©
First Landing State Park

2
days
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Chimneys Park and Campground, then take an in-depth tour of The Heritage Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Black Bear Art Studio, and finally stop by SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Shenandoah National Park online tour planner .

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Shenandoah National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Luray.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

#Wineries, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Natural Chimneys Park and Campground, The Heritage Museum, SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, DelFosse Vineyards and Winery, Albemarle CiderWorks
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DelFosse Vineyards and Winery ©
DelFosse Vineyards and Winery
Natural Chimneys Park and Campground ©
Albemarle CiderWorks ©
Albemarle CiderWorks

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days
Luray

Luray ©
Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at State Arboretum of Virginia, take in the exciting artwork at R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery, and then learn about winemaking at Sharp Rock Vineyards.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Luray trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Shenandoah National Park to Luray in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Luray can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Luray

#Parks, #Trails, #Museums

Side Trips

Sharp Rock Vineyards, State Arboretum of Virginia, R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery
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State Arboretum of Virginia ©
State Arboretum of Virginia
R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery ©
R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery
Sharp Rock Vineyards ©
Sharp Rock Vineyards

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
On the 25th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Wanamaker Organ, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masonic Temple, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence Mall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and finally take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Luray to Philadelphia by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Luray in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Philadelphia. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
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Rittenhouse Square ©
Rittenhouse Square
Wanamaker Organ ©
Wanamaker Organ

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