17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Delaware Water Gap
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cape May
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Edinburgh

4
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.
Get outdoors at Narwhal Yacht Charters and Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach. Visit Lido Beach and Point Lookout Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and stroll through Central Park Zoo.

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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. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. In June, New York City is somewhat warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Delaware Water Gap.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach, Lido Beach, Point Lookout Beach, Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
East River Waterfront Esplanade ©
East River Waterfront Esplanade
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

1
night
Delaware Water Gap

Delaware Water Gap ©
Delaware Water Gap is a borough in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 3rd (Wed), head outdoors with Shawnee River Trips, relax in the rural setting at Marshall's Farm Market, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Delaware Water Gap.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Delaware Water Gap sightseeing planning website .

Getting from New York City to Delaware Water Gap by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get a bit cooler in Delaware Water Gap: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Delaware Water Gap

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Marshall's Farm Market, Delaware Water Gap, Shawnee River Trips
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Shawnee River Trips ©
Shawnee River Trips
Marshall's Farm Market ©
Marshall's Farm Market

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get outdoors at Valley Forge National Historical Park and High Rocks Vista. Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Power Line Trail (in Horsham), Snipes Farm & Education Center (in Morrisville) and Weaver's Orchard (in Morgantown). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Lapp Valley Farm, meet the residents at Philadelphia Zoo, hike along Schuylkill River Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia visit planner.

Drive from Delaware Water Gap to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Delaware Water Gap in July, with highs in Philadelphia at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Weaver's Orchard, Snipes Farm & Education Center, Cynwyd Heritage Trail, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Lapp Valley Farm
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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
Philadelphia Zoo ©
Philadelphia Zoo

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ventnor City Beach and Brigantine Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Stone Harbor Point and North Wildwood Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ocean City Beach (in Ocean City), Rehoboth Beach (Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce & Deauville Beach) and Congo Falls Adventure Golf (in Ocean City). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Higbee Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at The Wetlands Institute, stroll through Cape May City Beaches, and experience rural life at Bay Springs Farm Alpacas.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cape May online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Philadelphia to Cape May in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Philadelphia in July: highs in Cape May hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Cape May

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Stone Harbor, Rehoboth Beach, North Wildwood Beach, Higbee Beach, Ocean City Beach
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Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
North Wildwood Beach ©
North Wildwood Beach
Brigantine Beach ©
Brigantine 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.
On the 12th (Fri), see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and then meet the residents at National Zoological Park. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Theodore Roosevelt Island Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Vernon Trail, and then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Cape May to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape May in July, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arlington
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Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Mount Vernon Trail ©
Mount Vernon Trail

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