12 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Port Jefferson
— 2 nights
Atlantic City
— 2 nights
Washington DC
— 2 nights


New York City — 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Room Escape Games and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, and walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City route planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In February, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brooklyn.
Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Brooklyn — 2 nights

Borough of Trees

Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
On the 20th (Mon), take a stroll through Bushwick Collective Street Art, look for gifts at Mast Brothers, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kings County Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, then explore the world behind art at Nassau County Museum of Art, and then stroll around Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brooklyn driving holiday planner.

Brooklyn is just a stone's throw from New York City. In February, daytime highs in Brooklyn are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Jefferson.
Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Port Jefferson — 2 nights

Port Jefferson is an incorporated village in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. On the 22nd (Wed), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Mather House Museum, then stop by Amazing Olive, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Maritime Explorium. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Shrine of Our Lady of the Island, examine the collection at The Whaling Museum & Education Center, then identify plant and animal life at Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, and finally appreciate the history behind Argyle Park.

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You can drive from Brooklyn to Port Jefferson in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Brooklyn in February: highs in Port Jefferson hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Atlantic City.
Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Atlantic City — 2 nights

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
On the 24th (Fri), stroll around Brighton Park, try to win big at Harrah's Atlantic City Casino, then try to win big at Borgata Casino, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try your luck at Bally's Atlantic City Casino, then try to win big at Caesars Atlantic City Casino, then wander the streets of Atlantic City Boardwalk, and finally look for gifts at Psychic Readings by Tina.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Atlantic City road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Port Jefferson to Atlantic City with the Route module. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.
Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping · Spas

Washington DC — 2 nights

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 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Smithsonian American Art Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Old Town Waterfront, appreciate the history behind Pentagon Memorial, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally pause for some photo ops at Air Force Memorial.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC sightseeing planner.

Drive from Atlantic City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Atlantic City in February since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 0°C.
Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Long Island travel guide

Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches · Lighthouses
Stretching northeast from New York Harbor to the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island is the largest island in the continental U.S. It technically includes the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, but generally refers to the suburban counties of Nassau and Suffolk exclusively. Known for its cookie-cutter suburban neighborhoods, the island is also home to a wealth of intriguing places to visit, including beaches, scenic countryside, wineries, and numerous historical sites. In the summer months, wealthy New Yorkers flock here to relax in their exclusive Hamptons properties.

New Jersey travel guide

Casinos · Beaches · Shopping Malls
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.