16 days in New York State, New Jersey & Pennsylvania Itinerary

16 days in New York State, New Jersey & Pennsylvania Itinerary

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16 days in New York State, New Jersey & Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Wichita
Fly + Foot:  7​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Cape May
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Wichita

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Barsky Gallery. On the next day, browse for treasures at Scranberry Coop Antiques and then immerse yourself in nature at Kittatinny Valley State Park.

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Wichita to New York City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Wichita to New York City is 1 hour. While traveling from Wichita, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway, The Original Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Store, Kittatinny Valley State Park, Barsky Gallery, Scranberry Coop Antiques
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Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway ©
Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Chelsea Market ©
Chelsea Market

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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.
Visit Cape May Lighthouse and World War II Lookout Tower for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Cape May Artists’ Cooperative and Cape May Fire Department Museum. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Ocean Galleries, get a taste of the local shopping with Washington Street Gallery, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Out of the Past Antiques, and stop by Blue Eden.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape May road trip planning tool .

You can drive from New York City to Cape May in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. May in Cape May sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Cape May

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Stone Harbor, Cape May Artists’ Cooperative
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Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Washington Street Gallery ©
Washington Street Gallery

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 23rd (Sat), look for gifts at Lore's Chocolates, then get to know the fascinating history of Independence National Historical Park, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then make a trip to Rittenhouse Square, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia trip maker tool .

You can drive from Cape May to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Independence National Historical Park ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

2
nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, walk around Gettysburg National Military Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Mister Ed's Elephant Museum. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Eternal Light Peace Memorial, shop like a local with American Artisan Gallery, then browse the eclectic array of goods at West Shore Farmers Market, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Marketplace of Lemoyne.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lemoyne, Mister Ed's Elephant Museum, American Artisan Gallery
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
On the 27th (Wed), admire all the interesting features of PNC Park, then take in the exciting artwork at The Society for Contemporary Craft, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): shop like a local with Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, then view the masterpieces at Pittsburgh Glass Center Studios, then stop by Playthings Etc., and finally view the masterpieces at Merrick Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Pittsburgh online route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In May, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Merrick Art Gallery, Playthings Etc.
Highlights from your plan
Merrick Art Gallery ©
Merrick Art Gallery
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
The Society for Contemporary Craft ©

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Niagara Falls and Cave of the Winds. For shopping fun, head to Kutter's Cheese Factory Store or Vidler's 5 & 10. Venture out of the city with trips to Our Lady of Victory Basilica (in Lackawanna), Genesee Country Village & Museum (in Mumford) and Jell-O Gallery Museum (in Le Roy). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Of The National Shrine Of Our Lady Of Fatima.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Niagara Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kutter's Cheese Factory Store, Basilica Of The National Shrine Of Our Lady Of Fatima, Genesee Country Village & Museum, Jell-O Gallery Museum, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica

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