17 days in East Coast of USA, Pocono Mountains Region & Philadelphia Itinerary

17 days in East Coast of USA, Pocono Mountains Region & Philadelphia Itinerary

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17 days in East Coast of USA, Pocono Mountains Region & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Dingmans Ferry
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Orlando
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  12​h 15​min
End: Edinburgh

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 28th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

Edinburgh, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Edinburgh to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in June, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dingmans Ferry.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

1
night
Dingmans Ferry

Dingmans Ferry ©
Dingmans Ferry is an unincorporated community in Delaware Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Stokes State Forest, then trek along Pocono Environmental Education Center, and then take a peaceful walk through Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingmans Ferry tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to Dingmans Ferry takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in June since evenings lows in Dingmans Ferry dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Dingmans Ferry

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve, Stokes State Forest
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Pocono Environmental Education Center ©
Stokes State Forest ©
Stokes State Forest

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): hike along Schuylkill River Trail, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Cynwyd Heritage Trail, then hike along Kelly Drive, and finally meet the residents at Philadelphia Zoo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia holiday planner.

Drive from Dingmans Ferry to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dingmans Ferry in July since evenings lows in Philadelphia dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Cynwyd Heritage Trail
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Zoo ©
Philadelphia Zoo

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Stone Harbor Point, then kick back and relax at Ventnor City Beach, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cape May County Park & Zoo, kick back and relax at North Wildwood Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Higbee Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cape May planner .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Cape May takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Philadelphia in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Cape May, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ventnor City Beach, Cape May County Park & Zoo, Higbee Beach, North Wildwood Beach, Stone Harbor Point
Highlights from your plan
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Parasailing & Paragliding
North Wildwood Beach ©
North Wildwood Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and finally examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Vernon Trail, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Cape May to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape May in July, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount Vernon Trail
Highlights from your plan
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Mount Vernon Trail ©
Mount Vernon Trail

2
nights
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally tour the water at your own pace with Fun In The Sun Key West. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Key West trip app .

You can fly from Washington DC to Key West in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in July since evenings lows in Key West dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Take a break from the city and head to Shark Valley and Florida Everglades Bass Fishing Charters. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Everglades National Park (Old Ingraham Highway, Anhinga Trail, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at South Beach.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Miami road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Miami takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July in Miami, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, South Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley ©
Shark Valley
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Orlando online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Miami to Orlando takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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