6 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

6 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive
2
Cape May
— 1 night
Drive
3
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly

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Washington DC

— 1 night
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.
On the 24th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC itinerary planner.

Madison to Washington DC is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madison in May: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 76°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Cape May

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): kick back and relax at Sunset Beach, then kick back and relax at Cape May Point State Park, and then kick back and relax at Poverty Beach.

For ratings and tourist information, read our Cape May trip planner.

Drive from Washington DC to Cape May in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Washington DC, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cape May, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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New York City

— 3 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.
Times Square and 9/11 Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and stroll through Central Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City route planner.

Getting from Cape May to New York City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. May in New York City sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods