22 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Jersey City
— 2 nights
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Ocean City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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New York City — 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Great Neck Steppingstone Park (in Great Neck) and Coney Island (in Brooklyn). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City vacation planning website.

Nuremberg, Germany to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Nuremberg to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nuremberg in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jersey City.
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Jersey City — 2 nights

Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bronx Zoo and then take in the awesome beauty at Ramapo Mountain State Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: catch all the local highlights with Imagine Yacht Charters, then enjoy the sand and surf at 8th Ave Jetty, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jersey City road trip app.

Jersey City is just a stone's throw from New York City. In August in Jersey City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Ocean City.
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Ocean City — 2 nights

Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see EcoVentures, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then experience rural life at Jersey Shore Alpacas. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, and then look for gifts at Kona Surf Co..

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ocean City online visit planner.

Drive from Jersey City to Ocean City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Ocean City when traveling from Jersey City in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Old Windmill Farm and Philadelphia Zoo. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: The Amish Farm and House (in Lancaster) and Kitchen Kettle Village (in Intercourse). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Please Touch Museum, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and take a stroll through Boathouse Row.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ocean City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wilmington.
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Wilmington — 1 night

On the 28th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Hagley Museum And Library, then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, and then find something for the whole family at Delaware Rock Gym.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Wilmington day trip site.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Wilmington in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly to Williamsburg.
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Williamsburg — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): hike along The Noland Trail, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Colonial National Historical Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yorktown Beach. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, let the kids burn off some steam at The Mariners' Museum and Park, then grab your bike and head to Newport News Park, and finally stop by R.P. Wallace & Sons General Store.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg trip builder site.

You can fly from Wilmington to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. August in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Shenandoah National Park.
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Shenandoah National Park — 2 nights

Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Caverns and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Keep things going the next day: hike along Mary's Rock Summit Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hawksbill Mountain, and then trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park trip planner.

Getting from Williamsburg to Shenandoah National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In August, Shenandoah National Park is slightly colder than Williamsburg - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at National Zoological Park, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, ponder the world of politics at The Pentagon, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

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You can fly from Shenandoah National Park to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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New Jersey travel guide

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Casinos · Beaches · Shopping Malls
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.
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Delaware travel guide

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Beaches · Theme Parks · History Museums
The First State
Nicknamed the "First State" for its role in ratifying the U.S. Constitution, Delaware is only 160 km (100 mi) long and about 80 km (49 mi) wide at its widest point. Despite its small size, the state is a patchwork of complex and diverse communities, with an industrialized north and rural south. More than just a tax-free shopping haven, the state features great sightseeing in its picturesque countryside interspersed with sleepy colonial villages and long sandy beaches. It also offers several organized trail systems that focus on things to do in the outdoors, including history, geocaching, culinary activities, and wine and spirits. Largely because of its size, Delaware remains one of the country's least-explored states.
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