16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 7 nights
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
3
Cape May
— 3 nights
4
Brooklyn
— 1 night

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bushkill Falls and The Met Cloisters. Kids will enjoy Central Park and Independence National Historical Park. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie), Hyde Park (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum & Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt) and Grounds For Sculpture (in Hamilton). And it doesn't end there: race across the water with a speed boat tour, examine the collection at New York Public Library, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to New York City is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Bushkill Falls, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Grounds For Sculpture, Independence National Historical Park
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
Independence National Historical Park ©
Independence National Historical Park

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and U.S. Naval Academy. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, approximately Sharpsburg away.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC itinerary tool.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cape May.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Antietam National Battlefield, U.S. Naval Academy
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape May City Beaches and Historic Cold Spring Village. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cape May Lighthouse and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, find something for the whole family at Breakfast in The Sky, identify plant and animal life at South Cape May Meadows, and take a tour of Spirit of Cape May.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cape May itinerary maker website.

Drive from Washington DC to Cape May in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: highs in Cape May hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for Brooklyn.

Things to do in Cape May

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Wildwood
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Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Brooklyn

Brooklyn ©
Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get your game on at Jane's Carousel, snap pictures at Verrazano Narrows Bridge, and then take in the waterfront at Coney Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Bronx Zoo, have some family-friendly fun at Bury the Hatchet Brooklyn - Axe Throwing, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brooklyn trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Cape May to Brooklyn by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or do a combination of bus, tram, train, and subway. In September in Brooklyn, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Coney Island ©
Coney Island
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
Bury the Hatchet Brooklyn - Axe Throwing ©

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