22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly + train:  18​h
1
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Cape May
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Asbury Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  18​h
End: Abu Dhabi

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get in touch with nature at Green Lane Nature Center and Valley Forge National Historical Park. Get some cultural insight at Rittenhouse Square and Philadelphia Museum of Art. When in Philadelphia, make a side trip to see Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Philadelphia trip itinerary builder website .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Philadelphia is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, subway, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Philadelphia is minus 9 hours. In May, Philadelphia is cooler than Abu Dhabi - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Green Lane Nature Center, Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

2
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.
Head to Eastern Market and Fell's Pointfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Loch Raven Reservoir (in Phoenix) and Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, look for all kinds of wild species at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Baltimore, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Loch Raven Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ocean City Beach and Cape May Bird Observatory. Atlantic City Boardwalk and Cape May Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Gallery One (in Ocean View) and Cape May National Wildlife Refuge (in Cape May Court House). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at South Cape May Meadows, gain insight at The Wetlands Institute, and stop by Blue Eden.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cape May holiday planner.

You can drive from Washington DC to Cape May in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: highs in Cape May hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Stone Harbor, Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, Gallery One, Ocean City Beach, Atlantic City Boardwalk
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Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Cape May Bird Observatory ©
Cape May Bird Observatory
South Cape May Meadows ©
South Cape May Meadows

3
nights
Asbury Park

Asbury Park ©
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. We've included these beaches for you: Ocean Grove Beach and Belmar Beach. Head to Jersey Shore Premium Outlets and Freehold Raceway Mallfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Asbury Park side-trips: Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook) and Princeton (Princeton University Art Museum & Princeton University). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Pleasant Beach and see the interesting displays at Silverball Pinball Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Asbury Park attractions planner.

Getting from Cape May to Asbury Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Asbury Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Princeton, Point Pleasant Beach, Freehold Raceway Mall, Ocean Grove Beach, Jersey Shore Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Gateway National Recreation ©
Gateway National Recreation
Ocean Grove Beach ©
Ocean Grove Beach
Princeton University Art Museum ©
Princeton University Art Museum

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.
Get in touch with nature at Tribeca Sailing and Narwhal Yacht Charters. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fifth Avenue and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Times Square, explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Asbury Park to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, and finally stroll the grounds of Christ Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland and then look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village.

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Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Kitchen Kettle Village, Harrah's Philadelphia, Dutch Wonderland
Highlights from your plan
Independence National Historical Park ©
Rodin Museum ©
Rodin Museum
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village

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