21 days in Pennsylvania, New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

21 days in Pennsylvania, New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

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Fly to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Drive to Gettysburg
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Asbury Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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New York City
— 5 nights
Drive
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Milford
— 4 nights
Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Osmany International Airport

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Gettysburg

— 1 night
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Mister Ed's Elephant Museum, explore the striking landscape of The Eternal Light Peace Memorial, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devils Den. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then steep yourself in history at Dobbin House Tavern, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg online vacation planner.

Sylhet City, Bangladesh to Gettysburg is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Bangladesh Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Head to Rittenhouse Square and Kitchen Kettle Villagefor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Valley Forge National Historical Park and The Franklin Institute. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, hike along Kelly Drive, and stroll through Schuylkill River Trail.

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Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Philadelphia when traveling from Gettysburg in July, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cape May

— 2 nights

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

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 7th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May Point State Park, then learn about winemaking at Turdo Vineyards & Winery, and then kick back and relax at Sunset Beach. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Wildwood Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at North Wildwood Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Emlen Physick Estate, and finally kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches.

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You can drive from Philadelphia to Cape May in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Philadelphia in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape May: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ship Bottom.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island

— 1 night
Ship Bottom is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museum of NJ Maritime History, then get outside with Black Pearl Pirate Excursion, and then kick back and relax at Ship Bottom Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ship Bottom trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Cape May to Ship Bottom by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ship Bottom can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Ship Bottom

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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Asbury Park

— 2 nights
Asbury Park is a city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, located on the Jersey Shore and part of the New York City Metropolitan Area. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): kick back and relax at Ocean Grove Beach, then look for gifts at Jay & Silent Bob's Secret Stash, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gunnison Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Jenkinson's Boardwalk, then kick back and relax at Seaside Park Beach, then take in the waterfront at Seaside Heights Boardwalk, and finally don't miss a visit to Asbury Park Boardwalk.

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Drive from Ship Bottom to Asbury Park in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Asbury Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to New York City.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 9/11 Memorial and Fifth Avenue. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Times Square, stop by FAO Schwarz, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Asbury Park to New York City takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Milford.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Milford

— 4 nights
Milford is a borough in Pike County, Pennsylvania, United States, and the county seat. Visiting Ricketts Glen State Park and Sam's Point Preserve will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at DM Weil Gallery and Wright's Farm and Fruit Stand. Venture out of the city with trips to Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (in Hyde Park) and Minnewaska State Park Preserve (in Kerhonkson). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Raymondskill Falls.

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Drive from New York City to Milford in 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Milford. You will leave for home on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Milford

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.