16 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

16 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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16 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Mount Airy
Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Havre de Grace
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Ocean City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Lusby
— 1 day
drive:  12​h
4
Fenwick Island
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
5
Lewes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Cape May Court House
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Highlands
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
New York City
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + Drive:  7​h
End: Mount Airy

1
day
Havre de Grace

Havre de Grace ©
Havre de Grace, abbreviated HdG, is a city in Harford County, Maryland, situated at the mouth of the Susquehanna River and the head of Chesapeake Bay. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Millard Tydings Memorial Park as well as Concord Point Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Havre de Grace trip itinerary maker .

Mount Airy to Havre de Grace is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Lusby.

Things to do in Havre de Grace

Parks Historic Sites
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Millard Tydings Memorial Park ©
Millard Tydings Memorial Park
Concord Point Lighthouse ©
Concord Point Lighthouse

3
nights
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Northside Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Art League of Ocean City, and then stroll through Ocean City Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ocean City day trip planning site .

You can drive from Havre de Grace to Ocean City in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ocean City are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lusby.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ocean City Boardwalk
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Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Ocean City Boardwalk ©
Ocean City Boardwalk
Northside Park ©
Northside Park

1
day
Lusby

Lusby
Lusby is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Calvert County, Maryland, United States. To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lusby journey builder tool .

Mount Airy to Lusby is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. In September, daytime highs in Lusby are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. On the 10th (Tue), you're off toHavre de Grace.

Things to do in Lusby

Parks Nature Wineries

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hours
Fenwick Island

Fenwick Island
Fenwick Island is a coastal town in Sussex County, Delaware, USA. For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fenwick Island day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lusby to Fenwick Island. In September, daily temperatures in Fenwick Island can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to Ocean City.

Things to do in Fenwick Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches

2
nights
Lewes

Lewes ©
Lewes is an incorporated city on the Delaware Bay in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Lewes Beach. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Dewey Beach, then take in the views from Indian River Inlet Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rehoboth Beach Public Beach.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Lewes trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Fenwick Island to Lewes in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Lewes

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rehoboth Beach, Indian River Inlet Bridge, Dewey Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lewes Beach ©
Lewes Beach
Cape Henlopen State Park ©
Cape Henlopen State Park

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cape May Lighthouse. On the 19th (Thu), do a tasting at Willow Creek Winery, enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Wildwood Boardwalk, then brush up on your military savvy at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Poverty Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cape May tour site .

You can drive from Lewes to Cape May in 2 hours. September in Cape May sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Highlands.

Things to do in Cape May

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Wildwood Boardwalk, Sunset Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach

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nights
Cape May Court House

Cape May Court House ©
Cape May Court House is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Middle Township in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Cape May County Park & Zoo has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Cape May County Park & Zoo and then tee off at Pirate Island Golf.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cape May Court House route maker .

Getting from Ocean City to Cape May Court House by car takes about 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 62°F. You will leave for Lewes on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Cape May Court House

Parks Wineries Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pirate Island Golf, Belleplain State Forest
Highlights from your plan
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Pirate Island Golf ©
Pirate Island Golf
Natali Vineyards ©
Natali Vineyards

1
night
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Highlands trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Cape May to Highlands with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Highlands are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Highlands

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
Gateway National Recreation ©
Gateway National Recreation

2
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've now added Ellis Island to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, then contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, and then admire the landmark architecture of Trinity Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City attractions planner.

Drive from Highlands to New York City in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Highlands in September, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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