10 days in New York City, Virginia & Philadelphia Itinerary

10 days in New York City, Virginia & Philadelphia Itinerary

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10 days in New York City, Virginia & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Luray
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
5
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam


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New York City

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.
Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to New York City fast, fun, and easy.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in New York City

Museums
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New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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night
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 12th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chincoteague Island trip planner .

Drive from New York City to Chincoteague Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Chincoteague Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©

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Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
On the 13th (Mon), admire the striking features of Wren Building, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yorktown Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Historic St. Luke's Church.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Williamsburg trip website .

Getting from Chincoteague Island to Williamsburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Luray.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, Yorktown Beach
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St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Yorktown Beach ©
Yorktown Beach
Freedom Park ©
Freedom Park

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nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters and Luray Valley Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bearfence Mountain and Appalachian Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Canaan Valley Resort State Park in Davis (about 1h 40 min away). The adventure continues: trek along Luray Hawksbill Greenway, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Luray online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Luray takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Williamsburg in August, expect Luray to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Canaan Valley Resort State Park, Copper Fox Distillery, Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters
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Canaan Valley Resort State Park ©
Canaan Valley Resort State Park
Appalachian Trail ©
Appalachian Trail
Bearfence Mountain ©
Bearfence Mountain

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, wander the streets of Independence Mall, and then get engrossed in the history at Battleship New Jersey.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia vacation maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Luray to Philadelphia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Luray in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Philadelphia, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Battleship New Jersey
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Independence Mall ©
Independence Mall
Battleship New Jersey ©
Battleship New Jersey
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

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