14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Princeton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Leesburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Dubai

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, take a stroll through Times Square, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City tour itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Dubai to New York City, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in July, expect New York City to be cooler, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Princeton.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Tours
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, then gain insight at Princeton University, then admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum, and finally get lost in a book at Princeton Public Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Carnegie Lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at Princeton University Chapel, then witness the site of a historic battle at Princeton Battlefield State Park, and finally savor the flavors at Terhune Orchards & Winery.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Princeton trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from New York City to Princeton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, Princeton is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Princeton

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Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park ©
Carnegie Lake ©
Carnegie Lake
Princeton University ©
Princeton University

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 6th (Tue), make a trip to The Clothespin, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at The Franklin Institute, then explore the galleries of Independence Hall, and finally pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Rocky Statue, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and finally hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia online trip planner .

Drive from Princeton to Philadelphia in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Leesburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Franklin Institute ©
The Franklin Institute
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

2
nights
Leesburg

Leesburg ©
Leesburg is a historic town within and the county seat of Loudoun County, Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Leesburg Animal Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Morven Park, then learn about winemaking at Winery 32, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Oatlands Historic House & Garden. On your second day here, revel in the low prices at Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets, do a tasting at Tarara Winery, then do a tasting at Fabbioli Cellars, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Leesburg trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Leesburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and car. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Leesburg

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Leesburg Animal Park ©
Leesburg Animal Park
Room Escape Games
Fabbioli Cellars ©
Fabbioli Cellars

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip site .

Traveling by car from Leesburg to Washington DC takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and subway. Traveling from Leesburg in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Washington DC. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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