23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  8​h
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Paramus
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Ocean City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
7
Wilmington
— 1 night
train:  45​min
8
Baltimore
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

4
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.
Family-friendly places like National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park will thrill your kids. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, approximately 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC itinerary planner .

Los Angeles to Washington DC is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Paramus.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gettysburg National Military Park
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

2
nights
Paramus

Paramus ©
Paramus is a borough in Bergen County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): meet the residents at Bergen County Zoological Park and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bronx Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Sterling Hill Mining Museum and then stroll through Stairway to Heaven Trail.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paramus online holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Washington DC to Paramus with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Paramus

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Stairway to Heaven Trail, Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Bronx Zoo
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Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
Sterling Hill Mining Museum ©
Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Bergen County Zoological Park ©
Bergen County Zoological Park

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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, explore and take pictures at The High Line, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New York City tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Paramus to New York City takes an hour. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in New York City

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, stroll through Stone Harbor Point, and then stroll through North Wildwood Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Rehoboth, and then experience rural life at Hopkins Farm Creamery.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Cape May sightseeing 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 little chillier 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

Side Trips

Rehoboth Beach, Hopkins Farm Creamery, Stone Harbor Point, North Wildwood Beach, Cape May County Park & Zoo
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Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
North Wildwood Beach ©
North Wildwood Beach

2
nights
Ocean City

Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: try for a hole-in-one at Congo Falls Adventure Golf, find something for the whole family at Storybook Land, and then have some family-friendly fun at Encounters.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ocean City trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Cape May to Ocean City in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks

Side Trip

Storybook Land
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Storybook Land ©
Storybook Land
Speed Boats Tours

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Family-friendly places like Philadelphia Museum of Art and Adventure Aquarium will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, get to know the resident critters at Philadelphia Zoo, and take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia visit website .

Traveling by car from Ocean City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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) to allow enough time to take a train to Wilmington.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Adventure Aquarium
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Zoo ©
Philadelphia Zoo
Adventure Aquarium ©
Adventure Aquarium

1
night
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Wilmington is the largest city in the state of Delaware, United States, built on the site of Fort Christina, the first Swedish settlement in North America. On the 30th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, then ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Nemours Estate.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Wilmington online visit planner .

Wilmington is very close to Philadelphia. August in Wilmington sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Classes Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
Nemours Estate ©
Nemours Estate

2
nights
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
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.
On the 31st (Sat), observe the fascinating underwater world at National Aquarium, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, then admire the architecture and history at Fort McHenry National Monument, and finally view the masterpieces at Loring Cornish Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Charles Village, then have some family-friendly fun at Urban Axes Baltimore, then explore the world behind art at The Walters Art Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Alphonsus Church.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Baltimore trip maker app .

Getting from Wilmington to Baltimore by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Aquarium ©
National Aquarium
Urban Axes Baltimore ©
Urban Axes Baltimore
Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery

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