11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cape May
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
5
Baltimore
— 1 day
train:  2​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Hampton Bays
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Ocean Beach, Fire Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
End: New York City

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night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia journey tool .

If you are flying in from Greece, the closest major airports are Erase Me 19, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In July in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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night
Cape May

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches, then steep yourself in history at Emlen Physick Estate, then stop by Wildwood Boardwalk, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildwood Beach.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cape May trip planner .

Drive from Philadelphia to Cape May in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape May, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wildwood
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Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Wildwood Beach ©
Wildwood Beach
Emlen Physick Estate ©
Emlen Physick Estate

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Virginia Beach route app .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Cape May to Virginia Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Cape May in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Virginia Beach: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Virginia Beach to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Town, Arlington National Cemetery
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Baltimore

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Inner Harbor, then appreciate the history behind Fort McHenry National Monument, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Alphonsus Church, and finally take a stroll through Fell's Point.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Baltimore tour planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Baltimore by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Fell's Point ©
Fell's Point
Saint Alphonsus Church ©
Saint Alphonsus Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, wander the streets of Times Square, and then wander the streets of Fifth Avenue.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the New York City online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Baltimore to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Hampton Bays.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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hours
Hampton Bays

Hampton Bays
Hampton Bays is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hampton Bays road trip website .

Getting from New York City to Hampton Bays by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Hampton Bays dip to 18°C. You will leave for Ocean Beach on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Hampton Bays

Wineries Parks Outdoors

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night
Ocean Beach, Fire Island

Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach is a village in the southern part of the Town of Islip, on Fire Island, within Suffolk County, New York, United States.The Incorporated Village of Ocean Beach is a popular tourist destination, due to its beachfront location accompanied by a commercial district featuring nightlife, hotels, bayfront restaurants and a variety of stores. On the 2nd (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Robert Moses State Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Fire Island Lighthouse, and then take a peaceful walk through The Sunken Forest. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach.

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Drive from Hampton Bays to Ocean Beach in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Hampton Bays in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ocean Beach, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ocean Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Fire Island
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Robert Moses State Park ©
Robert Moses State Park
Fire Island Lighthouse ©
Fire Island Lighthouse
The Sunken Forest ©
The Sunken Forest

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