5 days in Philadelphia, Cape May & Cape Charles Itinerary

5 days in Philadelphia, Cape May & Cape Charles Itinerary

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Philadelphia
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Cape May
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Cape Charles
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Philadelphia — 2 nights

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Kennett Square to see Longwood Gardens about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia online trip maker.

Newark to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cape May.
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Cape May — 1 night

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 23rd (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Bay Springs Farm Alpacas, experience rural life at Jersey Shore Alpacas, and then stroll through Wildwood Beach.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Cape May travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Cape May by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in April, you will find days in Cape May are little chillier (60°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Charles.
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Cape Charles — 1 night

Cape Charles is a town in Northampton County, Virginia, United States. On the 24th (Sun), look for gifts at Shooting Star Gallery, take in the views from Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Charles Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Charles trip planner.

You can drive from Cape May to Cape Charles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cape May in April, things will get a bit warmer in Cape Charles: highs are around 67°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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