9 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

9 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Cape May
— 1 night
3
New York City
— 3 nights
4
Fairfield
— 1 night
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Phippsburg
— 1 night

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Washington National Cathedral and National Air and Space Museum. Get some historical perspective at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington National Cemetery. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and deepen your understanding at Georgetown University.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner.

Chicago to Washington DC is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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night
Cape May

Cape May ©
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.
On the 9th (Tue), stroll through North Wildwood Beach, then kick back and relax at Stone Harbor Point, and then kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cape May itinerary builder site.

Getting from Washington DC to Cape May by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in June; daily highs in Cape May reach 78°F and lows reach 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to New York City.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

North Wildwood Beach, Stone Harbor Point
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North Wildwood Beach ©
North Wildwood Beach
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches

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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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Ellis Island and St. Paul's Chapel. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Empire State Building, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, go for a walk through The High Line, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City trip 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. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fairfield.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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Fairfield

Fairfield ©
Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Sasco Beach and then kick back and relax at Southport Beach.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fairfield holiday planning app.

Drive from New York City to Fairfield in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Fairfield can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Phippsburg.

Things to do in Fairfield

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Southport Beach
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Sasco Beach ©
Sasco Beach

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Phippsburg

Phippsburg ©
Phippsburg is a town in Sagadahoc County, Maine, United States, on the west side of the mouth of the Kennebec River. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): kick back and relax at Reid State Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Doubling Point Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Popham Beach State Park.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Phippsburg trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Fairfield to Phippsburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Fairfield in June, things will get little chillier in Phippsburg: highs are around 73°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phippsburg

Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Doubling Point Lighthouse, Reid State Park
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Popham Beach State Park ©
Popham Beach State Park
Doubling Point Lighthouse ©
Doubling Point Lighthouse

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