19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Montauk
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Edinburgh

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Newport News (The Noland Trail & The Mariners' Museum & Park), St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield) and Colonial Williamsburg (in Williamsburg). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Weyanoke Bird and Wildflower Sanctuary, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chesapeake Bay Distillery, and pause for some photo ops at Naval Aviation Monument.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Virginia Beach trip itinerary planner .

Edinburgh, UK to Virginia Beach is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Virginia Beach is minus 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in May: high temperatures in Virginia Beach hover around 29°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Newport News, Norfolk, Colonial Williamsburg, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
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St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum

5
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, meet the residents at National Zoological Park, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip app .

You can fly from Virginia Beach to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Montauk.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
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Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Montauk

Montauk ©
Montauk is a census-designated place (CDP) that includes the hamlet with the same name located in the town of East Hampton in Suffolk County, New York, on the eastern end of the South Shore of Long Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montauk: Sculpture Grounds (in Old Lyme), Ray of Light Farm (in East Haddam) and Field House Farm (in Madison). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, play a few rounds at Montauk Downs State Park Golf Course, get interesting insight from Tours, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Montauk trip planner.

Drive from Washington DC to Montauk in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight, train, and ferry. Traveling from Washington DC in May, things will get slightly colder in Montauk: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Montauk

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

New Haven, Ray of Light Farm, Sculpture Grounds, Field House Farm
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Sculpture Grounds ©
Sculpture Grounds
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery

6
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the New York City itinerary planner .

Drive from Montauk to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in New York City are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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