12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Heraklion, Crete
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Princeton
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Atlantic City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h
End: Heraklion, Crete

2
nights
Princeton

Princeton ©
Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
On the 30th (Fri), kick back and relax at Jenkinson's Boardwalk, stop by Battleview Orchards, then stop by The Fudge Shoppe, and finally look for gifts at Stockton Farm Market.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Princeton trip planner .

Heraklion, Greece to Princeton is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 7 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Heraklion in March, with highs in Princeton at 12°C and lows at 0°C. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Princeton

Shopping

Side Trips

Battleview Orchards Country Store, Stockton Market, Trenton Farmers Market, Jenkinson's Boardwalk, The Fudge Shoppe
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The Fudge Shoppe ©
The Fudge Shoppe
Jenkinson's Boardwalk ©
Jenkinson's Boardwalk
Trenton Farmers Market ©
Trenton Farmers Market

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Albert Einstein Memorial, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Lincoln Memorial, and other attractions you added. On the 31st (Sat), appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial and then pause for some photo ops at Albert Einstein Memorial. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Ford's Theatre.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Princeton to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Princeton in March: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Ford's Theatre ©
Ford's Theatre

1
night
Atlantic City

Atlantic City
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Atlantic City trip planner .

Drive from Washington DC to Atlantic City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in April, expect Atlantic City to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 5°C. You'll set off for Philadelphia on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Atlantic City

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, then steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence National Historical Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia road trip planning site .

You can drive from Atlantic City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market

4
nights
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.
You've added Wall Street, Times Square, Fifth Avenue, and other attractions to your itinerary. New York Public Library and St. Patrick's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, about 34 minutes away. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Kalustyan's.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in New York City, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Eagle Rock Reservation
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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