32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cape May
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Asbury Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Staten Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Virginia Beach
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Durham
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Atlanta


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6
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Eastern Market and Book Plate. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Baltimore (Sagamore Spirit Distillery, Horseshoe Casino, & more), Diehl's Produce Market (in Severna Park) and Betterton Beach (in Betterton). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and browse the collection at Library of Congress.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC holiday tool .

Atlanta to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baltimore, Gettysburg National Military Park, Diehl's Produce Market, Book Plate, Betterton Beach
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino
Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery

6
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Head to Reading Terminal Market and Rittenhouse Squarefor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Tom Sturgis Pretzels Factory Store (in Shillington) and Kitchen Kettle Village (in Intercourse). The adventure continues: try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, wander the streets of Boathouse Row, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

King of Prussia Mall, Limestone Therapeutic Massage, Longwood Gardens, Kitchen Kettle Village, Tabora Farm and Orchard
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Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Harrah's Philadelphia ©
Harrah's Philadelphia
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village

4
nights
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.
Head to Atlantic City Boardwalk and Blue Edenfor some retail therapy. We've included these beaches for you: Cape May City Beaches and North Wildwood Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape May: Brigantine Beach (in Brigantine) and Ventnor City Beach (in Ventnor City). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Stone Harbor Point, browse for treasures at Out of the Past Antiques, and stroll through Sunset Beach.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cape May trip planning site .

You can drive from Philadelphia to Cape May in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Philadelphia in July: highs in Cape May hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ship Bottom.

Things to do in Cape May

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lower Township, Stone Harbor, North Wildwood Beach, Ventnor City Beach, Brigantine Beach
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Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach
North Wildwood Beach ©
North Wildwood Beach

1
night
Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island

Ship Bottom ©
Ship Bottom is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): head outdoors with Black Pearl Pirate Excursion, stop by Ron Jon Surf Shop, and then kick back and relax at Ship Bottom Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ship Bottom trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cape May to Ship Bottom takes 1.5 hours. In July in Ship Bottom, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Ship Bottom

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Black Pearl Pirate Excursion
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Ron Jon Surf Shop ©
Ron Jon Surf Shop

2
nights
Asbury Park

Asbury Park ©
Asbury Park is a city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, located on the Jersey Shore and part of the New York City Metropolitan Area. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at 8th Ave Jetty, then get a taste of the local shopping with Main Avenue Galleria, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Grove Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe, kick back and relax at Seaside Park Beach, and then kick back and relax at Bay Head Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Asbury Park road trip planning site .

You can drive from Ship Bottom to Asbury Park in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Asbury Park are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Staten Island.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ocean Grove, Bay Head Beach, The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe, Seaside Park Beach
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Ocean Grove Beach ©
Ocean Grove Beach
Bay Head Beach ©
Bay Head Beach
The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe ©

1
night
Staten Island

Staten Island ©
Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City in the U.S. On the 18th (Thu), walk around Staten Island Greenbelt, tour the pleasant surroundings at Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Flagship Brewing Company.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Staten Island trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Asbury Park to Staten Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Staten Island can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Staten Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Staten Island Greenbelt ©
Staten Island Greenbelt
Flagship Brewing Company ©
Flagship Brewing Company

6
nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Relax by the water at Virginia Beach and Currituck Beach. Head to The Peanut Patch and Virginia Beach Antique Mallfor plenty of shopping. Explore Virginia Beach's surroundings by going to Wright Brothers National Memorial (in Kill Devil Hills), Cape Charles Beach (in Cape Charles) and Yorktown Beach (in Yorktown). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, take a stroll through MacArthur Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coquina Beach, and take a tour of Jamestown Settlement.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Virginia Beach attractions site .

You can fly from Staten Island to Virginia Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Durham.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Cape Charles Beach, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Coquina Beach, The Peanut Patch
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
The Peanut Patch ©
The Peanut Patch

5
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at McIntyre's Fine Books and Bookends and Streets at Southpoint. Venture out of the city with trips to Seagrove Creations Pottery Gallery (in Seagrove), Conservators Center (in Burlington) and Gibsonville Antiques & Collectibles (in Gibsonville). There's much more to do: take a stroll through North Hills, sample the fine beverages at Broadslab Distillery, take in the exciting artwork at Ambleside Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Durham travel route planner .

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Durham in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. July in Durham sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durham

Shopping Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Pittsboro, North Hills, FRANK Gallery, Cedar Creek Gallery & Pottery, Conservators Center
Highlights from your plan
McIntyre's Fine Books and Bookends ©
Lassiter Distilling Company ©
Lassiter Distilling Company
Rosemont of Virginia Winery ©
Rosemont of Virginia Winery

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