20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + bus:  21​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
Miami
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Chennai


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5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sam's Point Preserve and Black Creek Preserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve (in Milford), Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary (in Baiting Hollow) and Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center (in Stroudsburg). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, kick back and relax at Belmar Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge, and cruise along The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our New York City journey planning tool .

Chennai, India to New York City is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Chennai in February, things will get cooler in New York City: highs are around 9°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Cape May.

Things to do in New York City

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge, Wolf Conservation Center, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary
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Sam's Point Preserve ©
Sam's Point Preserve
Chelsea Market ©
Chelsea Market
Black Creek Preserve ©
Black Creek Preserve

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.
On the 17th (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at Washington Street Mall, stroll through Sunset Beach, then wander the streets of Atlantic City Boardwalk, and finally pause for some photo ops at New Jersey Korean War Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Kona Surf Co., then get engrossed in the history at Emlen Physick Estate, then identify plant and animal life at Cape May Bird Observatory, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at James Farm Ecological Preserve.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cape May planning app .

Traveling by car from New York City to Cape May takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Cape May can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Beach Haven.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Atlantic City, Kona Surf Co., Sunset Beach, James Farm Ecological Preserve, Cape May Bird Observatory
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Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach
Emlen Physick Estate ©
Emlen Physick Estate
Cape May Bird Observatory ©
Cape May Bird Observatory

2
nights
Beach Haven, Long Beach Island

Beach Haven ©
Beach Haven is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, that is located on Long Beach Island (LBI) and borders the Atlantic Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Long Beach Island Historical Museum, take an in-depth tour of Barnegat Light Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Bay Village. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Ship Bottom Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, and then steep yourself in history at Tuckerton Seaport.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Beach Haven day trip website .

You can drive from Cape May to Beach Haven in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Beach Haven

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ship Bottom Beach, Barnegat Light Museum, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Tuckerton Seaport
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Tuckerton Seaport ©
Tuckerton Seaport
Long Beach Island Historical Museum ©

4
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Art Deco Historic District and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lincoln Road and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum (in Homestead), Loggerhead Marinelife Center (in Juno Beach) and Anhinga Trail (in Everglades National Park). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Ocean Drive, view the masterpieces at The Box Gallery, and browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace.

To find out how to plan a trip to Miami, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Beach Haven to Miami. In February, Miami is much warmer than Beach Haven - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Anhinga Trail
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Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Loggerhead Marinelife Center ©
Loggerhead Marinelife Center

3
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, then take a stroll through Canyon Road, then examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and finally admire the masterpieces at San Miguel Chapel. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Randall Davey Audubon Center, then view the masterpieces at Tesuque Glass Works, and then steep yourself in history at El Santuario de Chimayo.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe tour planner .

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to Santa Fe in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of tram, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Miami to Santa Fe, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Miami in February: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 12°C and lows are around -4°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tesuque Glassworks, El Santuario de Chimayo
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel

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