17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

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New York City
— 5 nights
Drive
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Atlantic City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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New York City
— 2 nights
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New York City

— 5 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Island Beach State Park and Mine Hill Preserve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Patrick's Cathedral and Hook Mountain State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Flanders Nature Center (in Woodbury), Orange County Arboretum (in Montgomery) and New Milford (Lovers Leap State Park & Harrybrooke Park). There's more to do: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and look for all kinds of wild species at Delaware Water Gap.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planner.

Nuremberg, Germany to New York City is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Nuremberg to New York City. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nuremberg in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Atlantic City.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Atlantic City

— 2 nights

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildwood Beach and then stroll through Cape May City Beaches. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Atlantic City Boardwalk, admire the landmark architecture of Lucy the Elephant, and then kick back and relax at Ventnor City Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Atlantic City trip builder app.

Traveling by car from New York City to Atlantic City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Atlantic City dip to 20°C. You'll set off for Philadelphia on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Atlantic City

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square, wander the streets of Independence Mall, and then contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip app.

Traveling by car from Atlantic City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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 31st (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at Potomac Mills, and then look for gifts at Politics and Prose. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Old Town, then buy something for everyone on your list at Pentagon Row, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally look for gifts at Dean & Deluca Georgetown.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Virginia Beach

— 3 nights

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Cape Henry Lighthouse. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Yankee Candle Company and Whitley's Peanut Factory. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Virginia Beach: Corolla (Whalehead Club & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Bruton Parish Episcopal Church (in Williamsburg). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandbridge Beach.

Make your Virginia Beach itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Virginia Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): wander the streets of SoHo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, and then revel in the low prices at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at St. James General Store, then stop by Amazing Olive, then look for gifts at Amazing Olive, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Getting from Virginia Beach to New York City by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.