28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Dewey Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
3
Baltimore
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Philadelphia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Princeton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Paramus
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Dewey Beach

Dewey Beach ©
Dewey Beach is an incorporated coastal town in eastern Sussex County, Delaware, United States. Family-friendly places like Cape May County Park & Zoo and Cape May City Beaches will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Dewey Beach side-trips: Wildwood (Wildwood Beach, Breakfast in The Sky, & more) and World War II Lookout Tower (in Cape May). It doesn't end there: stroll through Dewey Beach and snap pictures at Indian River Inlet Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dewey Beach tour planner .

Los Angeles to Dewey Beach is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Dewey Beach. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Dewey Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wildwood, Cape May, Indian River Inlet Bridge, Cape May County Park & Zoo
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Dewey Beach ©
Dewey Beach
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo

5
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.
Kids will enjoy National Air and Space Museum and Tidal Basin. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, ponder the world of politics at White House, and admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dewey Beach to Washington DC takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baltimore: Diehl's Produce Market (in Severna Park), Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, & more) and U.S. Naval Academy (in Annapolis). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at National Aquarium, try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, get a taste of the local shopping with Fell's Point, and take in the history at Fort McHenry National Monument.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Baltimore road trip planning site .

Getting from Washington DC to Baltimore by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Diehl's Produce Market, U.S. Naval Academy
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National Aquarium ©
National Aquarium
Inner Harbor ©
Inner Harbor
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

6
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 appreciate attractions like Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City vacation planning site .

Take a train from Baltimore to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

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 ©

5
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Attractions like Longwood Gardens and Philadelphia Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Dutch Wonderland (in Lancaster), Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur) and Atlantic City Boardwalk (in Atlantic City). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, take in the architecture and design of University of Pennsylvania, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and explore the galleries of The Franklin Institute.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Princeton.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Adventure Aquarium, Dutch Wonderland, Atlantic City Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©

2
nights
Princeton

Princeton ©
Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
On the 2nd (Mon), take in the waterfront at Point Pleasant Beach, take in the waterfront at Jenkinson's Boardwalk, and then gain insight at Princeton University. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Princeton University Chapel, and then get in on the family fun at Six Flags Great Adventure.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Princeton trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Princeton takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Princeton when traveling from Philadelphia in September, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Paramus.

Things to do in Princeton

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Point Pleasant Beach, Six Flags Great Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Great Adventure ©
Six Flags Great Adventure
Jenkinson's Boardwalk ©
Jenkinson's Boardwalk
Point Pleasant Beach ©
Point Pleasant Beach

3
nights
Paramus

Paramus ©
Paramus is a borough in Bergen County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Bronx Zoo and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Maritime Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: take a tour of Pride of the Hudson and then make a splash at SplashDown Beach Water Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paramus online itinerary builder .

Getting from Princeton to Paramus by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Paramus, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paramus

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pride of the Hudson, The Maritime Aquarium, Bronx Zoo, SplashDown Beach, Rockland Bakery
Highlights from your plan
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
Bergen County Zoological Park ©
Bergen County Zoological Park
SplashDown Beach ©
SplashDown Beach

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