8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bronx
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
End: Newark

2
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.
Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown Settlement will appeal to history buffs. Visit Virginia Beach and Sandbridge Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Virginia Beach with a short trip to Cape Charles Beach in Cape Charles, about 1 hour away. There's more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and take in the pleasant sights at Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Virginia Beach online itinerary builder .

Newark to Virginia Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Cape Charles Beach
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

2
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.
On the 16th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip website .

Getting from Virginia Beach to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

2
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): hike along Kelly Drive, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valley Forge National Historical Park, steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fireman's Hall, then stroll the grounds of Christ Church, and finally ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Philadelphia Zoo, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia journey planner .

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bronx.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

1
night
Bronx

Bronx ©
The northernmost New York City borough, the Bronx has many claims to fame, including being the birthplace of hip-hop and home of the New York Yankees.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Sands Point Preserve, stroll through Great Neck Steppingstone Park, and then get to know the resident critters at Bronx Zoo.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bronx trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Bronx takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or do a combination of bus and subway. In July, daytime highs in Bronx are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bronx

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sands Point Preserve, Great Neck Steppingstone Park
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Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
Great Neck Steppingstone Park ©
Great Neck Steppingstone Park

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