14 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

14 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mid Atlantic tour planner
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
— 1 night
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia — 2 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Independence National Historical Park and Eastern State Penitentiary will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Independence Hall and Ghost & Vampire Tours. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Philadelphia Zoo.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia online itinerary planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Beach Haven.
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Beach Haven, Long Beach Island — 1 night

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 28th (Sun): kick back and relax at Ship Bottom Beach, learn about all things military at Museum of NJ Maritime History, and then get outside with Black Pearl Pirate Excursion.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Beach Haven vacation website.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Beach Haven in 2 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, Beach Haven is little chillier at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel 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 Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and Tenement Museum. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, go for a walk through Times Square, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Drive from Beach Haven to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Beach Haven in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 5 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Mall and Smithsonian Institution Building. Discover out-of-the-way places like Capitol Hill and National Museum of African American History and Culture. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, pause for some photo ops at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Shenandoah National Park.
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Shenandoah National Park — 2 nights

Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 6th (Tue), stroll through Old Rag Mountain Hike and then take in the awesome beauty at Hawksbill Mountain. On the next day, hike along Mary's Rock Summit Trail and then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Shenandoah National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Shenandoah National Park, with lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Long Beach Island travel guide

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Outdoor Activities · State Parks · Theme Parks