17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Newark
— 3 nights
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Cape May
— 1 night
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Wildwood
— 1 night
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New York City
— 4 nights

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get a sense of the local culture at Independence Hall and Independence National Historical Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valley Forge National Historical Park and Liberty Bell Center. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, examine the collection at National Constitution Center, and stroll through Washington Square Park.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Philadelphia tour planner.

Berlin, Germany to Philadelphia is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Independence National Historical Park ©
Independence National Historical Park
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Valley Forge National Historical Park

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Mall. Get some historical perspective at Arlington National Cemetery and Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon), Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Patrick's Catholic Church, and wander the streets of Old Town.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Washington DC holiday planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Newark.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

3
nights
Newark

Newark ©
Newark is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, 12mi west-southwest of Wilmington. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Amish Farm and House and M/V Bay Breeze of Chesapeake City. Escape the urban bustle at Refreshing Mountain and Adkins Arboretum. Explore Newark's surroundings by going to Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (in Ronks), Lancaster (Dutch Wonderland & St Leo the Great Catholic Church) and Turkey Hill Overlook Trail (in Conestoga). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Painted Sky Alpaca Farm & Fiber Mill.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Newark trip planner.

Drive from Washington DC to Newark in 2 hours. July in Newark sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Newark

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Refreshing Mountain ©
Refreshing Mountain
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Adkins Arboretum ©
Adkins Arboretum

1
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Cape May

Cape May ©

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take a memorable tour with Atlantic Parasail, enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape May day trip site.

Traveling by car from Newark to Cape May takes 2 hours. In July in Cape May, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Wildwood.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Beaches

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Atlantic Parasail ©
Atlantic Parasail
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches

1
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Wildwood

Wildwood ©
Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then kick back and relax at Wildwood Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Wildwood online travel route builder.

Wildwood is very close to Cape May. In July, daily temperatures in Wildwood can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Wildwood

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

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Wildwood Beach ©
Wildwood Beach
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo

4
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New York City

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Met Cloisters and Speed Boats Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, and contemplate the long history of Ellis Island.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our New York City driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Wildwood to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
Brooklyn Heights Promenade ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade

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