17 days in New York City, New Jersey & Washington DC Itinerary

17 days in New York City, New Jersey & Washington DC Itinerary

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17 days in New York City, New Jersey & Washington DC Itinerary

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly:  10​h
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
Cape May
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Oceanville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

4
days
New York City

New York City
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fifth Avenue and New York Public Library. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: William Floyd Estate (in Mastic Beach) and Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our New York City attractions planner .

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to New York City is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santo Domingo to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santo Domingo in April, expect New York City to be colder, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

William Floyd Estate, Fire Island National Seashore
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Fire Island National Seashore
Fire Island National Seashore
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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9/11 Memorial

4
days
Cape May

Cape May ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at South Cape May Meadows and Cape May Lighthouse. Take a break from the city and head to Cape May Bird Observatory and Cape May Point State Park. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Blue Eden, LLC, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach, do a tasting at Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape May City Beaches.

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Traveling by car from New York City to Cape May takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Cape May sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oceanville.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape May Point, Lower Township, Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery, Blue Eden, LLC, North Wildwood Beach
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South Cape May Meadows ©
South Cape May Meadows
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse

1
day
Oceanville

Oceanville ©
Oceanville is an unincorporated community located within Galloway Township in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, then enjoy the sea views from Tuckerton Seaport, and then wander the streets of Atlantic City Boardwalk.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Oceanville trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cape May to Oceanville takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Oceanville can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Beach Haven.

Things to do in Oceanville

Neighborhoods Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Atlantic City Boardwalk, Tuckerton Seaport
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Tuckerton Seaport ©
Tuckerton Seaport

1
day
Beach Haven, Long Beach Island

Beach Haven ©
Beach Haven is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, that is located on Long Beach Island (LBI) and borders the Atlantic Ocean. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Museum of NJ Maritime History and then head off the coast to Long Beach Island.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Beach Haven route planner .

Drive from Oceanville to Beach Haven in an hour. May in Beach Haven sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Beach Haven

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cattus Island County Park
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Long Beach Island ©
Long Beach Island
Museum of NJ Maritime History
Museum of NJ Maritime History
Cattus Island County Park ©
Cattus Island County Park

4
days
Washington DC

Washington DC
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.
Get some cultural insight at Arlington National Cemetery and Antietam National Battlefield. Get outdoors at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Port of Leonardtown Winery (in Leonardtown), Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville) and Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Beach Haven to Washington DC. Traveling from Beach Haven in May, Washington DC is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port of Leonardtown Winery, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, Arlington National Cemetery, Copper Fox Distillery, Skyline Drive
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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