23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to Paramus
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Paramus
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Cape May
— 2 nights
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Ocean City
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Baltimore
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Washington DC

— 4 nights
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.
Family-friendly places like National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art will thrill your kids. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, approximately Gettysburg away. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, get your bearings at Library of Congress, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip maker tool.

Los Angeles to Washington DC is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paramus.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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Paramus

— 2 nights
Paramus is a borough in Bergen County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bergen County Zoological Park and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bronx Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Sterling Hill Mining Museum and then trek along Stairway to Heaven Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paramus trip maker app.

Explore your travel options from Washington DC to Paramus with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Paramus

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails · Outdoors

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Empire State Building. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New York City route planning website.

You can drive from Paramus to New York City in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, then stroll through Stone Harbor Point, and then stroll through North Wildwood Beach. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Rehoboth Beach, then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Rehoboth, and then relax in the rural setting at Hopkins Farm Creamery.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cape May travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from New York City to Cape May in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. Traveling from New York City in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 66°F in Cape May. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ocean City

— 2 nights
Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Congo Falls Adventure Golf, then get in on the family fun at Storybook Land, and then have some family-friendly fun at Encounters.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ocean City online tour planner.

You can drive from Cape May to Ocean City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 4 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Wissahickon Valley Park and Philadelphia Zoo. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adventure Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Please Touch Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, and admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia online route planner.

Traveling by car from Ocean City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In August in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Wilmington

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, take in the pleasant sights at Longwood Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Nemours Estate.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Wilmington sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Wilmington in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baltimore

— 2 nights

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Aquarium, then sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Loring Cornish Gallery. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Charles Village, then have some family-friendly fun at Urban Axes Baltimore, then admire the masterpieces at The Walters Art Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Alphonsus Church.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Baltimore using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Wilmington to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Baltimore sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

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.

Delaware travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Theme Parks · History Museums
The First State
Nicknamed the "First State" for its role in ratifying the U.S. Constitution, Delaware is only 160 km (100 mi) long and about 80 km (49 mi) wide at its widest point. Despite its small size, the state is a patchwork of complex and diverse communities, with an industrialized north and rural south. More than just a tax-free shopping haven, the state features great sightseeing in its picturesque countryside interspersed with sleepy colonial villages and long sandy beaches. It also offers several organized trail systems that focus on things to do in the outdoors, including history, geocaching, culinary activities, and wine and spirits. Largely because of its size, Delaware remains one of the country's least-explored states.