13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Wellfleet
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Chatham
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Ventnor City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Chevy Chase
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
End: New York City

1
night
Wellfleet

Wellfleet ©
Wellfleet is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, and is located halfway between the "tip" and "elbow" of Cape Cod. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get all the information you need at Salt Pond Visitor Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Cod National Seashore.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Wellfleet trip builder .

New York City to Wellfleet is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. In December in Wellfleet, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chatham.

Things to do in Wellfleet

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Salt Pond Visitor Center, Cape Cod National Seashore
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Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Salt Pond Visitor Center ©
Salt Pond Visitor Center

1
night
Chatham

Chatham ©
Chatham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, enjoy the sand and surf at Nauset Beach, and then explore the galleries of Chatham Marconi Maritime Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chatham trip planning site .

You can drive from Wellfleet to Chatham in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Chatham, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Chatham

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Nauset Beach
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Chatham Marconi Maritime Center ©
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge ©
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bronx Zoo and Central Park Zoo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Times Square, go for a walk through Central Park, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City journey tool .

You can drive from Chatham to New York City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ventnor City.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

2
nights
Ventnor City

Ventnor City ©
Ventnor City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. On the 3rd (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Lucy the Elephant, then do a tasting at Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, and then kick back and relax at Sunset Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and then admire the masterpieces at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ventnor City online holiday builder .

Drive from New York City to Ventnor City in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Ventnor City

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trips

Sunset Beach, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Lucy the Elephant, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
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Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach
Lucy the Elephant ©
Lucy the Elephant

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.
On the 5th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through National Zoological Park, then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Ventnor City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Washington DC are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Chevy Chase.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

1
night
Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase ©
Chevy Chase is the name of both a town and an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Maryland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Scott's Run Nature Preserve, and then wander the streets of Rockville Town Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Chevy Chase online travel route planner .

Chevy Chase is just a short distance from Washington DC. January in Chevy Chase sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chevy Chase

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rockville Town Square, Scott's Run Nature Preserve
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Scott's Run Nature Preserve ©
Scott's Run Nature Preserve
Rockville Town Square ©
Rockville Town Square

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 8th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and finally browse the exhibits of Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, then admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then admire the masterpieces at Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Falls Street.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chevy Chase to Niagara Falls. In January, Niagara Falls is little chillier than Chevy Chase - with highs of 0°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Buffalo
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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