18 days in New York City, Virginia & New Jersey Itinerary

18 days in New York City, Virginia & New Jersey Itinerary

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18 days in New York City, Virginia & New Jersey Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + bus:  18​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Harrisonburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  6​h 15​min
5
Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Grove Beach, and then stop by Sahadi's Specialty and Fine Foods. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, then make a trip to Times Square, then get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and finally get interesting insight from Tribeca Sailing.

For photos and more tourist information, refer to the New York City online holiday planner .

New Delhi, India to New York City is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, subway, and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in May, things will get much colder in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Richmond.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Ocean Grove Beach, Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway, Sahadi's Specialty and Fine Foods
Highlights from your plan
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
Times Square ©
Times Square

1
night
Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
On the 29th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Agecroft Hall, then shop like a local with Crossroads Art Center, then admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of History & Culture, and finally shop like a local with Short Pump Mall.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Richmond day trip site .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Richmond takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Richmond to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Harrisonburg.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Agecroft Hall & Gardens ©
Agecroft Hall & Gardens
Crossroads Art Center ©
Crossroads Art Center
Virginia Museum of History & Culture ©

2
nights
Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg ©
Harrisonburg is an independent city in the Shenandoah Valley region of the U.S. On the 30th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Episcopal Church, see the interesting displays at Camera Heritage Museum, learn about winemaking at Barren Ridge Vineyards, then look for gifts at Factory Antique Mall, and finally do a tasting at Bluestone Vineyard.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Harrisonburg trip planner.

Drive from Richmond to Harrisonburg in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Richmond in May since evenings lows in Harrisonburg dip to 12°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Harrisonburg

Wineries Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Staunton, Barren Ridge Vineyards, Bluestone Vineyard, Factory Antique Mall
Highlights from your plan
Barren Ridge Vineyards ©
Barren Ridge Vineyards
Trinity Episcopal Church ©
Trinity Episcopal Church
Bluestone Vineyard ©
Bluestone Vineyard

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): look for gifts at The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Bassett Hall, then kick back and relax at Yorktown Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Williamsburg day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Harrisonburg to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Traveling from Harrisonburg in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Williamsburg. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Yorktown Beach, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
Highlights from your plan
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Bassett Hall ©
Bassett Hall

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Sunset Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Emlen Physick Estate, then learn about all things military at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, and finally take some stellar pictures from World War II Lookout Tower. On your second day here, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the striking features of Lucy the Elephant, and then kick back and relax at North Wildwood Beach.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Williamsburg to Cape May in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Williamsburg in June, expect nights in Cape May to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sunset Beach, Lucy the Elephant, North Wildwood Beach, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach
North Wildwood Beach ©
North Wildwood Beach

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Golden Fish Gallery and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. Escape the urban bustle at Ponquogue Beach and Bushkill Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Hawk's Nest Highway (in Port Jervis), Upper Delaware River (in Narrowsburg) and The Shawnee Gallery (in Shawnee on Delaware). See even more of New York City: shop like a local with Alex Ferrone Gallery, view the masterpieces at DM Weil Gallery, do a tasting at Bedell Cellars, and admire the sheer force of Resica Falls.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New York City road trip planner .

You can drive from Cape May to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Cutchogue, Golden Fish Gallery, The Shawnee Gallery, DM Weil Gallery, Resica Falls
Highlights from your plan
DM Weil Gallery ©
DM Weil Gallery
Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach
Coffee Pot Cellars Tasting Room ©
Coffee Pot Cellars Tasting Room

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