7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  30​min
1
New York City
— Few hours
Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
West Chester
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Newark

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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.
For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip site .

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. July in New York City sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. On the 27th (Sat), you'll travel to West Chester.

Things to do in New York City

Nightlife Parks Tours

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West Chester

West Chester ©
West Chester is a borough and the county seat of Chester County, Pennsylvania in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Marsh Creek State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Ashland Nature Center, and then learn about winemaking at Penns Woods Winery.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our West Chester holiday planner .

You can drive from New York City to West Chester in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in West Chester when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in West Chester

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Marsh Creek State Park, Ashland Nature Center, Penns Woods Winery
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Marsh Creek State Park ©
Marsh Creek State Park
Penns Woods Winery ©
Penns Woods Winery

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night
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): stop by The Christmas Haus, pause for some photo ops at 12th & 44th New York Infantry Monument, appreciate the history behind High Water Mark of the Rebellion Monument, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Horse Soldier, then brush up on your military savvy at Ronn Palm's Museum of Civil War Images, and finally don't miss a visit to Lincoln Statue at Wills House.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gettysburg route planning website .

Getting from West Chester to Gettysburg by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Christmas Haus
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The Christmas Haus ©
The Christmas Haus

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): appreciate the history behind George Washington Masonic National Memorial, hike along Quiet Waters Park, and then stroll through U.S. National Arboretum. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in July, Washington DC is a bit warmer at night with lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Quiet Waters Park, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, George Washington Masonic National Memorial
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U.S. National Arboretum ©
U.S. National Arboretum
Quiet Waters Park ©
Quiet Waters Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the majestic nature at First Landing State Park, then stroll through Cape Charles Beach, and then take in the views from Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Military Aviation Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Virginia Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. July in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Charles
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First Landing State Park ©
First Landing State Park
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum

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