17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+2
Fly + foot + train:  15​h 30​min
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Buffalo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Ithaca
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
North Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Jerusalem

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the next day, get your game on at Bury The Hatchet Philadelphia, ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, and then stroll through Kelly Drive.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia vacation planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Philadelphia is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Philadelphia due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Bury The Hatchet Bensalem - Axe Throwing
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Valley Forge National Historical 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cape May County Park & Zoo, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then have some family-friendly fun at Original Old Time Photo. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Jersey Shore Alpacas, then look for gifts at Kona Surf Co., then enjoy the sand and surf at Stone Harbor Point, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Escape Rehoboth.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape May trip planner .

You can drive from Philadelphia to Cape May in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, expect nights in Cape May to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Wildwood, Cape May County Park & Zoo, Escape Rehoboth, Stone Harbor Point, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Escape Rehoboth ©
Escape Rehoboth
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Hersheypark.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Hershey trip planner.

Drive from Cape May to Hershey in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hershey can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, admire all the interesting features of Devils Den, then contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip planning tool .

Drive from Hershey to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio
Devils Den ©
Devils Den
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

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 9th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. On the next day, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and then stroll through National Zoological Park.

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Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

2
nights
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, and then Head underground at Cave of the Winds. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Devil's Hole State Park, then get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Buffalo trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Washington DC to Buffalo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in July; daily highs in Buffalo reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ithaca.

Things to do in Buffalo

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Niagara Jet Adventures
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

1
night
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, then delve into the lush surroundings at Henry A. Smith Woods, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Stewart Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Caygua Waterfront Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ithaca journey builder site .

Drive from Buffalo to Ithaca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Ithaca are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to North Creek.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Trumansburg
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Taughannock Falls State Park ©
Taughannock Falls State Park
Stewart Park ©
Stewart Park

1
night
North Creek

North Creek ©
North Creek is a census-designated place and hamlet in the Adirondack Park, in the town of Johnsburg, in Warren County, New York, United States. On the 14th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, take in the pleasant sights at North Creek Mosaic Project, and then head outdoors with Square Eddy Expeditions.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read North Creek trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ithaca to North Creek takes 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in North Creek

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Natural Stone Bridge and Caves
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Square Eddy Expeditions ©
Square Eddy Expeditions

3
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.
Attractions like Central Park and New York Public Library make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

Drive from North Creek to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from North Creek in July, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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