13 days in Washington DC, New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

13 days in Washington DC, New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island
— 1 night
3
Brigantine
— 1 night
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Cape May
— 2 nights
5
Vernon
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights

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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 17th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Korean War Veterans Memorial, and then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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Nairobi, Kenya to Washington DC is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Nairobi to Washington DC. Traveling from Nairobi in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Washington DC, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ship Bottom.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island

Ship Bottom ©
Ship Bottom is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll through Ship Bottom Beach, admire the majestic nature at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Barnegat Light Museum, and finally stop by Ron Jon Surf Shop.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ship Bottom travel route builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Washington DC to Ship Bottom. Traveling from Washington DC in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Ship Bottom, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Brigantine.

Things to do in Ship Bottom

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Barnegat Light
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Barnegat Lighthouse State Park ©
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Barnegat Light Museum ©
Barnegat Light Museum
Ron Jon Surf Shop ©
Ron Jon Surf Shop

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Brigantine

Brigantine ©
Brigantine is an island city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. On the 20th (Fri), browse the different shops at Historic Smithville, then enjoy the sand and surf at Brigantine Beach, and then pick up some local products at Brigantine Farmers Market.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brigantine attractions app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ship Bottom to Brigantine. September in Brigantine sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Brigantine

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Historic Smithville
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Brigantine Beach ©
Brigantine Beach
Historic Smithville ©
Historic Smithville
Brigantine Farmers Market ©
Brigantine Farmers Market

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches, enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Higbee Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Out of the Past Antiques, enjoy the sand and surf at Stone Harbor Point, then stop by Blue Eden, and finally shop like a local with Ocean Galleries.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape May road trip planning app.

You can drive from Brigantine to Cape May in an hour. September in Cape May sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vernon.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Stone Harbor, Higbee Beach
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Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Ocean Galleries ©
Ocean Galleries

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Vernon

Vernon ©
Vernon Township is a township in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. On the 23rd (Mon), revel in the low prices at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and then view the masterpieces at Golden Fish Gallery. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Millbrook Village historic site, take in the dramatic scenery at Bushkill Falls, and then take a peaceful walk through Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vernon day trip planning tool.

Getting from Cape May to Vernon by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Cape May in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Vernon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Vernon

Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Milford, Bushkill Falls, Millbrook Village historic site, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
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Golden Fish Gallery ©
Golden Fish Gallery
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ©
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

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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.
Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.. 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, shop like a local with Shopping Girlfriend NYC, and go for a walk through Central Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City travel planner.

You can drive from Vernon to New York City in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Vernon in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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