17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner
Make it your trip
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New York City
— 8 nights
Drive
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Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pitman
— 1 night
Drive
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Princeton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Columbia
— 3 nights

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New York City — 8 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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and wander the streets of Times Square.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

If you are flying in from Qatar, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cape May.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Cape May — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): try your luck at Borgata Casino, try to win big at Harrah's Atlantic City Casino, and then try your luck at Caesars Atlantic City Casino. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Cape May Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse, then steep yourself in history at Emlen Physick Estate, and finally relax in the rural setting at Jersey Shore Alpacas.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Cape May online vacation planner.

Drive from New York City to Cape May in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pitman.
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Casinos · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums
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Pitman — 1 night

Pitman is a borough in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at Human Village Brewing Co, then do a tasting at Heritage Vineyard, then get some fabulous bargains at Gloucester Premium Outlets, and finally relax in the rural setting at Stella Farms.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pitman day trip planning website.

Drive from Cape May to Pitman in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Princeton.
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Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Wineries
Side Trips
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Princeton — 2 nights

College Town

Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
On the 17th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Old Barracks Museum, do a tasting at Crossing Vineyards and Winery, then immerse yourself in nature at Tyler State Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Morven Museum and Garden, deepen your understanding at Princeton University, then admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Princeton University Chapel.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Princeton vacation website.

You can drive from Pitman to Princeton in 1.5 hours. In January in Princeton, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Columbia.
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Columbia — 3 nights

Columbia is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Knowlton Township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States, that was created as part of the 2010 United States Census. Venture out of the city with trips to Crystal Springs Golf Club (in Hamburg), Mountain Creek (in Vernon) and Milk Street Distillery (in Branchville). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lakota Wolf Preserve, delve into the lush surroundings at Worthington State Forest, learn about winemaking at Brook hollow winery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Delaware Water Gap.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Columbia holiday site.

You can drive from Princeton to Columbia in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Princeton in January, expect slightly colder with lows of -9°C in Columbia.
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Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trips
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United States travel guide

4.6
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

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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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