14 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

14 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive
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Beach Haven
— 3 nights
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lake George
— 1 night
Fly
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New York City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ocean City
— 1 night
Drive
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Wildwood
— 1 night
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Philadelphia — 1 night

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Independence National Historical Park.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia tour builder site.

Los Angeles to Philadelphia is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. In August in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Beach Haven.
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Beach Haven — 3 nights

Beach Haven is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, that is located on Long Beach Island (LBI) and borders the Atlantic Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Long Beach Island Historical Museum and then get in on the family fun at Fantasy Island Amusement Park. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Ship Bottom Beach and then head outdoors with Black Pearl Pirate Excursion.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Beach Haven trip planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Beach Haven in 2 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, Beach Haven is slightly colder at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Niagara Falls.
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Niagara Falls — 3 nights

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Niagara Falls and Niagara Gorge Trail. Bring the kids along to Niagara Jet Adventures and Devil's Hole State Park. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Four Mile Creek State Park, examine the collection at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, take a tour by water with Brookdog Fishing Co, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls travel planner.

Getting from Beach Haven to Niagara Falls by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Lake George.
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Lake George — 1 night

A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): grab your bike and head to Warren County Bikeway and then head outdoors with Equinox Balloons.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake George trip builder.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Lake George in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lake George, with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.
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New York City — 3 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Attractions like Speed Boats Tours and St. Patrick's Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Met Cloisters, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, and stroll through Washington Square Park.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip site.

You can fly from Lake George to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lake George in September; daily highs in New York City reach 80°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ocean City.
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Ocean City — 1 night

One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Oceanic Fishing Pier and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ocean City trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from New York City to Ocean City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wildwood.
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Wildwood — 1 night

Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Wildwood Beach and then visit a coastal fixture at Hereford Inlet Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Wildwood day trip app.

Getting from Ocean City to Wildwood by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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Long Beach Island travel guide

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