20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly + bus:  11​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Atlantic City
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ocean City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Raleigh
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Copenhagen

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Central Park, admire all the interesting features of The High Line, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

Copenhagen, Denmark to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in June: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Philadelphia is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, trek along Kelly Drive, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Philadelphia Zoo, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip maker site .

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Zoo ©
Philadelphia Zoo
Room Escape Games

1
night
Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Steel Pier Amusement Park, then wander the streets of Atlantic City Boardwalk, then appreciate the history behind New Jersey Korean War Memorial, and finally try to win big at Borgata Casino.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Atlantic City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Atlantic City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Atlantic City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ocean City.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Steel Pier Amusement Park ©
Steel Pier Amusement Park
New Jersey Korean War Memorial ©
New Jersey Korean War Memorial

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Ocean City Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean City Beach, then do a tasting at Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Escape Rehoboth. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Rehoboth Beach Public Beach and then take in the waterfront at Ocean City Boardwalk.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Atlantic City to Ocean City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Ocean City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Rehoboth Beach, Ocean City Boardwalk, Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery
Highlights from your plan
Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Ocean City Boardwalk ©
Ocean City Boardwalk
Ocean City Boardwalk ©
Ocean City Boardwalk

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.
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, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

You can drive from Ocean City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Three Lakes Nature Center and Aquarium.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Richmond sightseeing planning tool .

You can drive from Washington DC to Richmond in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Richmond sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Richmond

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Sun), see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Owl Creek.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Virginia Beach attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Richmond to Virginia Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Owl Creek ©
Owl Creek

2
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 14th (Tue), get curious at Marbles Kids Museum, then walk around Pullen Park, then stop by Videri Chocolate Factory, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Umstead State Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Raleigh trip builder tool .

Drive from Virginia Beach to Raleigh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park
Marbles Kids Museum ©
Marbles Kids Museum
Videri Chocolate Factory ©
Videri Chocolate Factory

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