19 days in Cape Cod, Virginia & New York City Itinerary

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Provincetown
— 1 night
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Falmouth
— 2 nights
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Luray
— 1 night
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Provincetown — 1 night

Birthplace of American Liberty

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf, then stroll through Herring Cove Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marconi Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Race Point Beach, explore the world behind art at Provincetown Town Hall, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally make a trip to Commercial Street.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Provincetown trip itinerary app.

Paris, France to Provincetown is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Provincetown, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Provincetown are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Falmouth.
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Falmouth — 2 nights

Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): experience rural life at Coonamessett Farm, then examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens, then stroll through Old Silver Beach, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Shining Sea Bikeway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Corporation Beach and then get interesting insight from Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Falmouth travel route site.

Drive from Provincetown to Falmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Falmouth are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Luray.
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Luray — 1 night

Cabin Capital of Virginia

Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then cruise along Skyline Drive, and then explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Luray online trip planner.

You can fly from Falmouth to Luray in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In August in Luray, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Charlottesville.
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Charlottesville — 1 night

Hoo-Ville

Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
On the 4th (Fri), experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard and then admire the natural beauty at Monticello.

To find out how to plan a trip to Charlottesville, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Luray to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Williamsburg.
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Williamsburg — 3 nights

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Water Country USA and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 5th (Sat) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Next up on the itinerary: step aboard Jamestown Settlement and contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Williamsburg sightseeing site.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.
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Virginia Beach — 2 nights

The Resort City

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour of Battleship Wisconsin at Nauticus, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chincoteague Island.
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Chincoteague Island — 2 nights

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let little ones run wild at Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Depot.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chincoteague Island online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. August in Chincoteague Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to New York City.
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Speed Boats Tours and Food Tours. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in New York City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Cape Cod travel guide

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Beaches · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Specialty Museums
Located on the southern shore of Massachusetts, Cape Cod contains some 15 towns and two islands. The arm-shaped peninsula is a popular holiday destination throughout the year because of its historical attractions, art galleries, award-winning restaurants, and a scenic coastline dotted by sandy beaches. Start your sightseeing in Provincetown, located at the very tip of the cape and famous for being the site of the first Pilgrims' landing in 1620. From there you can hit up all of the Cape's other small towns, renowned for their comfortable bed and breakfasts and distinctive cuisine of fresh fish and oyster dishes. This maritime community features more than a dozen lighthouses. Part of experiencing the Cape means a trip to its two islands--which showcase several lighthouses and numerous restaurants.
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Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Gardens
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.
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