9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Drive:  3​h
1
Ocean City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
6
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Norfolk

1
night
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
On the 4th (Sat), take a leisurely stroll along Ocean City Boardwalk and then kick back and relax at Ocean City Beach. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Assateague Island National Seashore.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ocean City trip site .

Norfolk to Ocean City is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Norfolk in August, Ocean City is a bit cooler at night with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Assateague Island National Seashore
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Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Assateague Island National Seashore ©
Ocean City Boardwalk ©
Ocean City Boardwalk

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look for gifts at Wildwood Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Wildwood Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from World War II Lookout Tower, then enjoy the sand and surf at Stone Harbor Point, and then kick back and relax at Ventnor City Beach.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cape May trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Ocean City to Cape May takes 2.5 hours. In August in Cape May, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wildwood, Stone Harbor Point, Ventnor City Beach
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Wildwood Beach ©
Wildwood Beach
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
World War II Lookout Tower ©
World War II Lookout Tower

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally get engrossed in the history at Independence Hall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Philadelphia trip maker app .

Drive from Cape May to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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.
For traveler tips and tourist information, read New York City day trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in New York City sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. You will leave for Niagara Falls on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in New York City

Nightlife Parks Tours

1
day
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Niagara Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Niagara Falls when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

1
night
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. On the 12th (Sun), examine the collection at Corning Museum of Glass and then immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Watkins Glen trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Niagara Falls to Watkins Glen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Watkins Glen, with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Classes Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Corning Museum of Glass
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass

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