26 days in Queens, New Jersey & Pennsylvania Itinerary

26 days in Queens, New Jersey & Pennsylvania Itinerary

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26 days in Queens, New Jersey & Pennsylvania Itinerary

Bridgetown, Barbados
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Flushing
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Cape May
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Philadelphia
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Pittsburgh
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
Hershey
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Gettysburg
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
Bridgetown, Barbados

2
days
Flushing

Flushing ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Liberty State Park and then revel in the low prices at The Mills at Jersey Gardens. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Gateway National Recreation and then stop by Jay & Silent Bob's Secret Stash.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Flushing trip itinerary planner.

Bridgetown, Barbados to Flushing is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bridgetown to Flushing, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bridgetown in December, things will get much colder in Flushing: highs are around 7°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Flushing

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Side Trips

The Mills at Jersey Gardens, Jay & Silent Bob's Secret Stash, Liberty State Park, Gateway National Recreation
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Gateway National Recreation ©
Gateway National Recreation
Liberty State Park
Liberty State Park
The Mills at Jersey Gardens ©
The Mills at Jersey Gardens

5
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.
Do your shopping at Tanger Outlet Atlantic City and Blue Eden, LLC. Let the collections at Emlen Physick Estate and Cape May Fire Station capture your imagination. Explore Cape May's surroundings by going to Lucy the Elephant (in Margate City), Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Atlantic City Boardwalk (in Atlantic City). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Historic Smithville and Village Greene, stop by West End Garage, Cape May, and steep yourself in history at Cape May Carriage LLC.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cape May road trip site .

Drive from Flushing to Cape May in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cape May can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Cape May

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Atlantic City, Sunset Beach, Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery, Blue Eden, LLC, Historic Smithville and Village Greene
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Tanger Outlet Atlantic City
Tanger Outlet Atlantic City
Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach
North Wildwood Beach ©
North Wildwood Beach

5
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Escape the urban bustle at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Lakota Wolf Preserve. Get some historical perspective at Independence Hall and City Hall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: SteelStacks (in Bethlehem), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, deepen your understanding at National Museum of American Jewish History, and take in the exciting artwork at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cape May to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lakota Wolf Preserve, Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park, SteelStacks, Brandywine River Museum of Art
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

4
days
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Senator John Heinz History Center and The Andy Warhol Museum. Kentuck Knob and Fallingwater will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Pittsburgh to go to Grove City and see Grove City Premium Outlets, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of Learning, stop by Pennsylvania Macaroni Co., admire the masterpieces at Carnegie Museum of Art, and examine the collection at Randyland.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Pittsburgh online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, Pittsburgh is little chillier than Philadelphia - with highs of 1°C and lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hershey.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kentuck Knob, Fallingwater, Grove City Premium Outlets
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Senator John Heinz History Center
Senator John Heinz History Center
Kentuck Knob ©
Kentuck Knob
Cathedral of Learning
Cathedral of Learning

3
days
Hershey

Hershey
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Wilbur Chocolate Co. and National Civil War Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Head to National Christmas Center Family Attraction & Museum and Cabela'sfor plenty of shopping. Explore Hershey's surroundings by going to Roadside America (in Shartlesville), Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (in Kempton) and Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (in Ronks). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Mount Hope Estate & Winery and examine the collection at Antique Automobile Club of America Museum.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Pittsburgh to Hershey in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January, daytime highs in Hershey are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Museums Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Wilbur Chocolate Co., Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Cabela's, Mount Hope Estate & Winery
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National Civil War Museum
National Civil War Museum
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

4
days
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Popular historic sites such as Eisenhower National Historic Site and Confederate Trails of Gettysburg are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Shriver House Museum and Mister Ed's Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Gettysburg side-trips: Renfrew Museum and Park (in Waynesboro) and U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (in Carlisle). There's still lots to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg Heritage Center, and steep yourself in history at The David Wills House.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Hershey to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -4°C. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, Mister Ed's Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium, Renfrew Museum and Park
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Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum
Eisenhower National Historic Site
Eisenhower National Historic Site

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