26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Brooklyn
— 3 nights
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Bronx
— 2 nights
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Greenwich
— 1 night
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Bridgeport
— 2 nights
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Orient
— 1 night
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Southampton
— 2 nights
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Patchogue
— 1 night
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Stony Brook
— 1 night
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Cambria Heights
— 1 night
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11
Jamaica
— 2 nights
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12
Astoria
— 2 nights
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Breezy Point
— 1 night
Drive to John F Kennedy International Airport, Fly to Cape Town

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New York City — 3 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.for plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Ocean Grove Beach in Ocean Grove--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Times Square, go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 7 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brooklyn.
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Brooklyn — 3 nights

Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stop by Williamsburg. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, then enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach, then take a stroll through Dumbo, and finally get your game on at Kick Axe Throwing.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Brooklyn trip planning website.

Brooklyn is just a stone's throw from New York City. In December, daytime highs in Brooklyn are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bronx.
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Bronx — 2 nights

The northernmost New York City borough, the Bronx has many claims to fame, including being the birthplace of hip-hop and home of the New York Yankees.
On the 23rd (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bronx Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hudson Park and Beach, then contemplate the long history of The Van Cortlandt House Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic New Bridge Landing. Keep things going the next day: see where the action happens at Yankee Stadium and then get some fabulous bargains at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bronx itinerary planner.

Drive from Brooklyn to Bronx in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a subway; or take a bus. December in Bronx sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Greenwich.
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Greenwich — 1 night

Greenwich is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): look for gifts at Book Revue, then stroll through Rye Town Park & Beach, then learn more about the world around you at Bruce Museum, and finally take a stroll through Greenwich Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Boscobel House and Gardens, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chuang Yen Monastery.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Greenwich trip planner.

Greenwich is very close to Bronx. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bronx in December since evenings lows in Greenwich dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bridgeport.
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Bridgeport — 2 nights

Bridgeport is a seaport city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Compo Beach, stop by Sharon Audubon Center, and then contemplate the long history of Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bridgeport trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Greenwich to Bridgeport takes an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Orient.
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Orient — 1 night

Orient is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, United States. On the 29th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Orient Beach State Park, see the interesting displays at Horton Point Lighthouse Nautical Museum, then do a tasting at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard, and finally do a tasting at Sparkling Pointe Vineyards & Winery.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Orient attractions site.

You can drive from Bridgeport to Orient in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Southampton.
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Southampton — 2 nights

On the 30th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cooper's Beach, take a stroll through Main Beach, and then do a tasting at Wolffer Estate Vineyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponquogue Beach, do a tasting at Paumanok Vineyards, then explore the world behind art at Parrish Art Museum, and finally do a tasting at Duck Walk Vineyard.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Southampton trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Orient to Southampton in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Patchogue.
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Patchogue — 1 night

Patchogue is a village on the south shore of Long Island in Suffolk County, New York, United States. On the 1st (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Fire Island National Seashore, then take an in-depth tour of Long Island Maritime Museum, then stop by Amazing Olive, and finally get your game on at Country Fair Entertainment Park.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Patchogue day trip planning site.

Drive from Southampton to Patchogue in an hour. December in Patchogue sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Stony Brook.
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Stony Brook — 1 night

Stony Brook is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island. On the 2nd (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Sunken Meadow State Park, steep yourself in history at St. James General Store, and then stop by Amazing Olive.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Stony Brook trip simple and quick.

Stony Brook is just a short distance from Patchogue. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Cambria Heights.
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Cambria Heights — 1 night

On the 3rd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Freeport's Nautical Mile, then see the interesting displays at Cradle of Aviation Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Roosevelt Field.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cambria Heights road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Stony Brook to Cambria Heights in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jamaica.
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Jamaica — 2 nights

On the 4th (Fri), see where the action happens at USTA National Tennis Center, then admire the masterpieces at Queens Museum, and then look for gifts at Pier Village. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Gunnison Beach, contemplate the long history of Nike Missile Site NY-56, then look for gifts at Jay & Silent Bob's Secret Stash, and finally look for gifts at Jack's Record Shoppe.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jamaica trip itinerary builder website.

Jamaica is very close to Cambria Heights. In January, daily temperatures in Jamaica can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Astoria.
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Astoria — 2 nights

On the 6th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museum of the Moving Image, appreciate the history behind Tear Drop Memorial, and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Mills at Jersey Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Sunnyside and then stroll around Astoria Park.

For reviews and tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip itinerary planning app.

Astoria is very close to Jamaica. January in Astoria sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Breezy Point.
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Breezy Point — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): snap pictures at The Highlands-Sea Bridge and then see the interesting displays at Silverball Retro Arcade Asbury Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Breezy Point day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Breezy Point takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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