31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 11 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ocean City
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Williamsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Chicago
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: London

11
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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art will thrill your kids. Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our New York City online attractions planner .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In August, New York City is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

4
nights
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cape May County Park & Zoo and Ocean City Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Ocean City side-trips: Cape Henlopen State Park (in Lewes), Wildwood (Kona Surf Co. & Wildwood Beach) and Cape May City Beaches (in Cape May). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Ocean City Boardwalk, admire the striking features of Lucy the Elephant, appreciate the history behind New Jersey Korean War Memorial, and wander the streets of Atlantic City Boardwalk.

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Traveling by car from New York City to Ocean City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Ocean City. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Atlantic City, Wildwood, Ocean City, Cape May County Park & Zoo, Cape Henlopen State Park
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Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Cape Henlopen State Park ©
Cape Henlopen State Park

4
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Kids will enjoy Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Williamsburg: Kings Dominion (in Doswell) and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (in Richmond). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, stop by Wythe Candy and Gourmet Shop, and take a tour of Jamestown Settlement.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Williamsburg online itinerary maker .

Drive from Ocean City to Williamsburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Ocean City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Williamsburg, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Kings Dominion
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Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Kings Dominion ©
Kings Dominion

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Tidal Basin. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, and ponder the world of politics at White House.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online tour planner .

Getting from Williamsburg to Washington DC by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

6
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Family-friendly places like Wrigley Field and Lincoln Park Zoo will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Chicago, and get your game on at Ragnarok Axe Throwing.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago travel app .

Getting from Washington DC to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
BATL-The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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