17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Bernardsville
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Bernardsville
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape May
— 1 night
Drive
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Brooklyn
— 1 night
Taxi
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New York City
— 1 night
Fly
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Sarasota
— 9 nights
Fly

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Bernardsville

— 4 nights
Bernardsville is a borough in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at The Ralston General Store Museum and Golf House Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scranberry Coop Antiques and The Spirit Spa. Get out of town with these interesting Bernardsville side-trips: Ballyowen Golf Club (in Hamburg) and Lake Hopatcong Golf Club (in Lake Hopatcong). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bernardsville trip planner.

Denver to Bernardsville is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Denver in December, Bernardsville is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Bernardsville

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Golf

Side Trips

Cape May

— 1 night

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

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 18th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from World War II Lookout Tower, kick back and relax at Cape May Point State Park, then browse for treasures at Valentino's, and finally see the interesting displays at Cape May Fire Department Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape May visit website.

Drive from Bernardsville to Cape May in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bernardsville in December, Cape May is a bit warmer at night with lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Brooklyn.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Brooklyn

— 1 night

Borough of Trees

Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take a stroll through Park Slope, visit Dyker Heights, then stop by Raaka Chocolate, and finally wander the streets of Carroll Gardens.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Brooklyn trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Cape May to Brooklyn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, train, and subway. In December in Brooklyn, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to New York City.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Neighborhoods · Shopping

New York City

— 1 night

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.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

New York City is very close to Brooklyn. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel to Sarasota.

Things to do in New York City

Nightlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Sarasota

— 9 nights
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Ringling and Beach Walk. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Gallery on Siesta Key and AlexArt International Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarasota: Nokomis Beach (in Nokomis), Blind Pass Beach (in Englewood) and North Jetty Beach (in Casey Key). Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at De Soto National Memorial. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Robinson Nature Preserve, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the majestic nature at Oscar Scherer State Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarasota online itinerary planner.

Fly from New York City to Sarasota in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Sarasota hover around 78°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.