39 days in Washington DC, New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

39 days in Washington DC, New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

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39 days in Washington DC, New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

Start: Nairobi Region
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Washington DC
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island
— 20 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Brigantine
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Vernon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  27​h
End: Nairobi Region

7
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 explore and learn at North End Gallery and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Get outdoors at Skyline Drive and Antietam National Battlefield. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry), Fort McHenry National Monument (in Baltimore) and Trinity Episcopal Church (in Upperville). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at The Arts Center in Orange, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, admire the striking features of Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, and contemplate the long history of Menokin.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip app .

Nairobi Region, Kenya to Washington DC is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In January, Washington DC is colder than Nairobi Region - with highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Ship Bottom.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Alexandria, Brandy Station Foundation, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Rice's Hotel / Hughlett's Tavern, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

20
nights
Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island

Ship Bottom ©
Ship Bottom is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Barnegat Light Museum and Viking Village. Step off the beaten path and head to Ron Jon Surf Shop and Hartland Miniature Golf & Arcade. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, get your game on at SandBar Golf, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ship Bottom Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ship Bottom trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Washington DC to Ship Bottom with the Route module. Traveling from Washington DC in January, Ship Bottom is little chillier at night with lows of -7°C. You will leave for Brigantine on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Ship Bottom

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Barnegat Light, SandBar Golf
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Barnegat Lighthouse State Park ©
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Barnegat Light Museum ©
Barnegat Light Museum
Ron Jon Surf Shop ©
Ron Jon Surf Shop

1
night
Brigantine

Brigantine ©
Brigantine is an island city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Brigantine Beach, then pick up some local products at Brigantine Farmers Market, and then explore the world behind art at Noyes Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Brigantine sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Ship Bottom to Brigantine takes an hour. In January, daytime highs in Brigantine are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Brigantine

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Noyes Museum of Art
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Brigantine Beach ©
Brigantine Beach
Noyes Museum of Art ©
Noyes Museum of Art

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Cape May Carriage Company, get great views at World War II Lookout Tower, enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse, then look for gifts at Kona Surf Co., and finally get engrossed in the history at George F. Boyer Historical Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lightship Overfalls, then browse the exhibits of Lewes Historical Society, and then grab your bike and head to Junction and Breakwater Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cape May trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Brigantine to Cape May in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Vernon.

Things to do in Cape May

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lewes, Wildwood, Junction and Breakwater Trail
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World War II Lookout Tower ©
World War II Lookout Tower
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
Lewes Historical Society ©
Lewes Historical Society

2
nights
Vernon

Vernon ©
Vernon Township is a township in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get some fabulous bargains at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, take a memorable drive along Hawk's Nest Highway, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kadampa Meditation Center New York and World Peace Temple, and finally examine the collection at Zane Grey Museum. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pocono Environmental Education Center, contemplate the long history of Millbrook Village historic site, and then look for gifts at Jacks Barn.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vernon attractions planner.

Drive from Cape May to Vernon in 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cape May in February, with highs in Vernon at 3°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Vernon

Shopping Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hawk's Nest Highway, Zane Grey Museum, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Kadampa Meditation Center New York and World Peace Temple, Pocono Environmental Education Center
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3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge and Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway. Get outdoors at Holtsville Ecology Site and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Tarrywile Park & Mansion (in Danbury) and Bliss Price Arboretum and Wildlife Sanctuary (in Eatontown). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

Getting from Vernon to New York City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Vernon in February, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 9°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Trails Wildlife

Side Trips

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, Holtsville Ecology Site, Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway, Tarrywile Park & Mansion
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Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge ©
Chelsea Market ©
Chelsea Market
Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway ©
Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway

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