25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 16 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Brigantine
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
5
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
End: New York City

16
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.
Relax by the water at Fire Island National Seashore and Jones Beach State Park. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to Belmar Beach (in Belmar), Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Ponquogue Beach (in Hampton Bays). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Bronx Zoo, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and tour the water at your own pace with Narwhal Yacht Charters.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read New York City itinerary maker site .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Jones Beach State Park, Compo Beach, Ponquogue Beach, Turkey Mountain, Bronx Zoo
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

1
night
Brigantine

Brigantine ©
Brigantine is an island city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Ventnor City Beach and then admire the striking features of Lucy the Elephant.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Brigantine trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from New York City to Brigantine takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Brigantine

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucy the Elephant, Ventnor City Beach
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Lucy the Elephant ©
Lucy the Elephant

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape May City Beaches, then kick back and relax at Wildwood Beach, and then look for gifts at Wildwood Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cape May Bird Observatory, visit a coastal fixture at Cape May Lighthouse, and then learn about winemaking at Cape May Winery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape May travel route site .

Getting from Brigantine to Cape May by car takes about an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Cape May can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wildwood, Cape May Bird Observatory
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Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Cape May Bird Observatory ©
Cape May Bird Observatory
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Old Stone House. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at National Zoological Park, and then steep yourself in history at Georgetown University.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Cape May to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
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National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then brush up on your military savvy at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, and then Head underground at Cave of the Winds. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory Basilica, and then try to win big at Hamburg Gaming.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, expect Niagara Falls to be slightly colder, temps between 0°C and -9°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Buffalo, Hamburg Gaming, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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