8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
train:  30​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Jersey City
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Lake Harmony
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at New York City Hall, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City travel planner .

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. August in New York City sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jersey City.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
nights
Jersey City

Jersey City ©
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. On the 24th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bronx Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through 8th Ave Jetty.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Jersey City online day trip planner .

Jersey City is just a short distance from New York City. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, 8th Ave Jetty
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Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Washington DC road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Jersey City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Lake Harmony.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

1
night
Lake Harmony

Lake Harmony ©
Lake Harmony is an unincorporated community in Kidder Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Boulder Field, then identify plant and animal life at Austin T Blakeslee Natural Area, and then admire the sheer force of Hawks Falls.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Harmony attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Lake Harmony takes 4 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, things will get a bit cooler in Lake Harmony: highs are around 76°F and lows about 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Harmony

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Austin T Blakeslee Natural Area
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Hawks Falls ©
Hawks Falls
Boulder Field ©
Boulder Field
Austin T Blakeslee Natural Area ©
Austin T Blakeslee Natural Area

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