7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation maker
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New York City
— 1 day
Drive
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Ocean Grove
— 1 night
Drive
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Cape May
— 1 night
Drive
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Fly

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New York City — 1 day

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, wander the streets of Times Square, then explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ocean Grove.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at 8th Ave Jetty, explore the landscape on two wheels at Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway, and then stroll through Ocean Grove Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Ocean Grove itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from New York City to Ocean Grove takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cape May.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
Side Trips

Cape May — 1 night

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 2nd (Sat), kick back and relax at Cape May Point State Park, stroll through Sunset Beach, and then kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cape May holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Ocean Grove to Cape May takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Cape May are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.
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Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Washington DC — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, head outdoors with Family Fishing Adventures, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then gain insight at Georgetown University, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip app.

Drive from Cape May to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Cape May, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly to Saint Louis.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trips

Saint Louis — 1 night

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Veterans Honor Park, then identify plant and animal life at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Saint Louis online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Saint Louis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Saint Louis due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Saint Louis, with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Niagara Falls.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trip

Niagara Falls — 1 night

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): examine the collection at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and finally see what you can catch with Brookdog Fishing Co.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls vacation planner.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Niagara Falls. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Saint Louis in July; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 81°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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

4.1
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.
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