17 days in New York City, New Jersey & Washington DC Itinerary

17 days in New York City, New Jersey & Washington DC Itinerary

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Drive to Fort Smith Regional Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Ocean Grove
— 1 night
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Ventnor City
— 1 night
Drive
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North Wildwood
— 1 night
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Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Fort Smith Regional Airport, Drive to Siloam Springs

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New York City

— 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Yaf Sparkle Fine Jewelryfor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, make a trip to Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and admire the natural beauty at Hallett Nature Sanctuary.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

Siloam Springs to New York City is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Siloam Springs in April, you will find days in New York City are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ocean Grove.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 26:

Ocean Grove

— 1 night
Ocean Grove is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Neptune Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): kick back and relax at Ocean Grove Beach, view the masterpieces at Main Avenue Galleria, and then get your game on at Silverball Retro Arcade Asbury Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ocean Grove vacation planning app.

Drive from New York City to Ocean Grove in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ventnor City.

Things to do in Ocean Grove

Museums · Shopping · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:

Ventnor City

— 1 night
Ventnor City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Ventnor City Beach, make a trip to Lucy the Elephant, and then get in on the family fun at Storybook Land.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ventnor City holiday maker website.

Drive from Ocean Grove to Ventnor City in 1.5 hours. In April in Ventnor City, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to North Wildwood.

Things to do in Ventnor City

Theme Parks · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:

North Wildwood

— 1 night
North Wildwood is a city located on the Jersey Shore in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape May City Beaches, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Washington Street Mall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the North Wildwood trip planner.

You can drive from Ventnor City to North Wildwood in an hour. In April, daytime highs in North Wildwood are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Beach Haven.

Things to do in North Wildwood

Museums · Shopping · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:

Beach Haven, Long Beach Island

— 2 nights
Beach Haven is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, that is located on Long Beach Island (LBI) and borders the Atlantic Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): kick back and relax at Ship Bottom Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Barnegat Light Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and then get engrossed in the history at Long Beach Island Historical Museum.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Beach Haven online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from North Wildwood to Beach Haven takes 1.5 hours. April in Beach Haven sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Beach Haven

Parks · Museums · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:

Washington DC

— 5 nights
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.
Visiting Tidal Basin and Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery of Art and Washington National Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore), Devils Den (in Gettysburg) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery, contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, and stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner.

You can drive from Beach Haven to Washington DC in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Beach Haven in May, with lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 6:

New Jersey travel guide

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Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.