18 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

18 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

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18 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Ocean City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Annapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Wildwood
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: New York City

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.
Bring the kids along to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Black Rock Forest Consortium. Explore hidden gems such as Bay Head Beach and Cattus Island County Park. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Montgomery to see Orange County Arboretum about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City route planner .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Cattus Island County Park, Black Rock Forest Consortium, Orange County Arboretum, Bay Head Beach
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Air and Space Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Antietam National Battlefield. It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art and wander the streets of Old Town.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planning website .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Antietam National Battlefield, Old Town
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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): make a splash at West OC Watersports, take a leisurely stroll along Oceanic Fishing Pier, and then kick back and relax at Ocean City Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ocean City day trip planner .

You can drive from Washington DC to Ocean City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect nights in Ocean City to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Ocean City

Theme Parks Beaches Parks
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Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Oceanic Fishing Pier ©
Oceanic Fishing Pier

2
nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then take in the exciting artwork at The Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Charles Beach.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach trip builder tool .

You can drive from Ocean City to Virginia Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Corolla, Cape Charles
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

1
night
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Yorktown Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Williamsburg online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Yorktown Beach
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Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
Yorktown Beach ©
Yorktown Beach

2
nights
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then make a splash at Massanutten Indoor WaterPark.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Shenandoah National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Williamsburg in August; daily highs in Shenandoah National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Annapolis.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

McGaheysville, Albemarle CiderWorks
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Massanutten Indoor WaterPark ©
Massanutten Indoor WaterPark
Albemarle CiderWorks ©
Albemarle CiderWorks

1
night
Annapolis

Annapolis ©
Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S.
On the 2nd (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Susan Campbell Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Annapolis trip planning site .

You can drive from Shenandoah National Park to Annapolis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Shenandoah National Park in September since evenings lows in Annapolis dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Wildwood.

Things to do in Annapolis

Neighborhoods Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ferry Park
Highlights from your plan
Susan Campbell Park ©
Susan Campbell Park

3
nights
Wildwood

Wildwood ©
Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. You'll get in some beach time at Cape May City Beaches and Cape May Point State Park. Attractions like Wildwood Beach and Speed Boats Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wildwood: Lucy the Elephant (in Margate City) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Ocean City). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, get your game on at Original Old Time Photo, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cape May Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Wildwood trip planner .

Traveling by car from Annapolis to Wildwood takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Wildwood sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Wildwood

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ocean City, Cape May Point State Park, Lucy the Elephant, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, Cape May Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Wildwood Beach ©
Wildwood Beach
Speed Boats Tours

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