29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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Washington DC
— 9 nights
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Cape May
— 1 night
Drive
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Tuckerton
— 1 night
Drive
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Sussex
— 2 nights
Drive
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New York City
— 12 nights
Fly
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Boston
— 3 nights

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Washington DC

— 9 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Escape the urban bustle at Skyline Drive and Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station) and Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park (in Fredericksburg). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, explore the historical opulence of Smithsonian Institution Building, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Joint Base Andrews. In December, daytime highs in Washington DC are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Cape May

— 1 night

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 10th (Tue): examine the collection at Cape May Fire Department Museum, browse for treasures at Valentino's, enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse, then take some stellar pictures from World War II Lookout Tower, and finally learn about winemaking at Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape May City Beaches, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center of Cape May, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Cold Spring Village.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Cape May itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Cape May takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December in Cape May, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tuckerton.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Tuckerton

— 1 night
Tuckerton is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, named for founder Ebenezer Tucker (1758–1845), and was a port of entry, but not the third Port of Entry in the United States, as is often described. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Cloverdale Farm County Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, and then examine the collection at Tuckerton Seaport.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tuckerton route site.

Getting from Cape May to Tuckerton by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sussex.

Things to do in Tuckerton

Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Sussex

— 2 nights
Sussex is a borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at High Point Cross Country Ski Center, immerse yourself in nature at High Point State Park, and then see the interesting displays at Luna Parc.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sussex journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Tuckerton to Sussex takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Tuckerton in December, expect Sussex to be little chillier, temps between 5°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to New York City.

Things to do in Sussex

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

New York City

— 12 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.
St. Patrick's Cathedral and Times Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Plainsboro Preserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Quogue Wildlife Refuge (in Quogue), Wampus Pond (in Armonk) and Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge (in Shirley). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, stop by SoHo, and examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Sussex to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sussex in December, with highs in New York City at 10°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boston

— 3 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 27th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Granary Burying Ground, pick up some local products at Boston Public Market, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old North Church & Historic Site, then take a stroll through Waterfront, and finally wander the streets of Copley Square. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Beacon Hill, then hunt for treasures at Quincy Market, then steep yourself in history at Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston online attractions planner.

You can fly from New York City to Boston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get slightly colder in Boston: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.