31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to John F Kennedy International Airport, Drive to Seaside Heights
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Seaside Heights
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape May
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island
— 1 night
Drive
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New York City
— 6 nights
Drive
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Queens
— 6 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 6 nights
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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Kansas City International Airport, Drive to Manhattan
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Manhattan
— 3 nights
Drive to Kansas City International Airport, Fly to Paramaribo

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Seaside Heights

— 2 nights
Seaside Heights is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at 8th Ave Jetty, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Grove Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay Head Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Park Beach, then stroll through Island Beach State Park, then stop by The Original Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Store, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Brick Beach 1.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seaside Heights journey planner.

Paramaribo, Suriname to Seaside Heights is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Suriname Time (SRT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Paramaribo, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Seaside Heights, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Seaside Heights

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Cape May

— 5 nights

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.
Do your shopping at The Original Fudge Kitchen and Out of the Past Antiques. Bring the kids along to Cape May Point State Park and Cape May City Beaches. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape May: Brigantine Beach (in Brigantine), Ventnor City Beach (in Ventnor City) and Corson's Inlet State Park (in Ocean City). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Wildwood Beach, and steep yourself in history at Emlen Physick Estate.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cape May trip tool.

Getting from Seaside Heights to Cape May by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Seaside Heights in September since evenings lows in Cape May dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ship Bottom.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island

— 1 night
Ship Bottom is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Barnegat Light Museum, then look for gifts at Ron Jon Surf Shop, and finally stroll through Ship Bottom Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Ship Bottom trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Cape May to Ship Bottom takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cape May in September, plan for little chillier nights in Ship Bottom, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Ship Bottom

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

New York City

— 6 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.
Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and SoHo. Do some cultural sightseeing at 9/11 Memorial and Times Square. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Philadelphia (Sweet As Fudge Candy Shoppe, Reading Terminal Market, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Ship Bottom to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ship Bottom in September since evenings lows in New York City dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Queens.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Queens

— 6 nights
Queens is the easternmost and largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City. Attractions like Kismet Beach and Sasco Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Visit Ho-hum Beach and Fire Island National Seashore for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Corey Beach (in Blue Point), Long Beach (in Long Beach) and Pike's Beach (in Westhampton Beach). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bronx Zoo, view the masterpieces at Norwood Museum, walk around Great Neck Steppingstone Park, and look for gifts at St. James General Store.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Queens online itinerary planner.

You can drive from New York City to Queens in an hour. Other options are to take a subway; or take a bus. September in Queens sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Queens

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 6 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.
Popular historic sites such as Washington National Cathedral and Little Round Top are in your itinerary. Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park & Dobbin House Tavern) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, hunt for treasures at Eastern Market, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum.

Before you visit Washington DC, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Queens to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Manhattan.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Manhattan

— 3 nights
Manhattan is a city in northeastern Kansas in the United States at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. Kids will enjoy SculptureTour Salina and Evel Knievel Museum. Head to Small World Gallery and Massachusetts Streetfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Lindsborg (Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery & The Good Merchant) and Abilene (Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum & Seelye Mansion).

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Manhattan travel route builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Washington DC to Manhattan. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Manhattan, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manhattan

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.