32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 21 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tuckerton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Princeton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: New York City


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21
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fifth Avenue and Times Square. Do your shopping at Tiffany & Co. and Shopping Girlfriend NYC. Venture out of the city with trips to Bronx Zoo (in Bronx), Alley Pond Environmental Center (in Douglaston) and Reeves-Reed Arboretum (in Summit). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, do sightseeing your way with Narwhal Yacht Charters, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our New York City holiday planning website .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In January in New York City, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Valley Cottage, Thimble Islands Brewing Company, Sands Point Preserve, Great Neck Steppingstone Park, Tongue Point Light
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Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
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Cape May

Cape May ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Cape May Bird Observatory, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape May Lighthouse, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ocean Galleries, and finally stop by Blue Eden. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches, view the masterpieces at Rehoboth Art League, then identify plant and animal life at South Cape May Meadows, and finally examine the collection at Cape May Fire Department Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cape May trip simple and quick.

Drive from New York City to Cape May in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In February in Cape May, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Tuckerton.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Stone Harbor, Rehoboth Art League, Cape May Bird Observatory
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Cape May Bird Observatory ©
Cape May Bird Observatory
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
South Cape May Meadows ©
South Cape May Meadows

1
night
Tuckerton

Tuckerton ©
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. On the 12th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, do a tasting at Tomasello Winery Tasting Room, then browse the different shops at Historic Smithville and Village Greene, and finally explore the galleries of Tuckerton Seaport.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tuckerton online trip planner .

Getting from Cape May to Tuckerton by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Tuckerton can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Princeton.

Things to do in Tuckerton

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Smithville, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
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Historic Smithville ©
Historic Smithville
Tuckerton Seaport ©
Tuckerton Seaport

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 13th (Wed), take a leisurely stroll along Point Pleasant Beach, then get some fabulous bargains at Jersey Shore Premium Outlets, then steep yourself in history at Washington Crossing Historic Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Princeton University Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Duke Farms.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Princeton tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Tuckerton to Princeton in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Point Pleasant Beach, Washington Crossing Historic Park, Duke Farms, Jersey Shore Premium Outlets
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Point Pleasant Beach ©
Point Pleasant Beach
Washington Crossing Historic Park ©
Washington Crossing Historic Park
Princeton University Art Museum ©
Princeton University Art Museum

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 14th (Thu), take a stroll through Society Hill and then take an in-depth tour of Independence Hall. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Brandywine River Museum of Art, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, and finally make a trip to Liberty Bell Center.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Princeton to Philadelphia in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. February in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Brandywine River Museum of Art, Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the activities along Tidal Basin, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, then meet the residents at National Zoological Park, and then sample the fine beverages at Bloomery Plantation Distillery.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Washington DC online itinerary builder .

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Arlington
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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