13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Princeton
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at United States Botanic Garden, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Washington DC online attractions planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Washington DC is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Washington DC reach 12°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Princeton.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
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Princeton — 3 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 26th (Mon), stop by The Fudge Shoppe, learn about winemaking at Crossing Vineyards and Winery, and then pick up some local products at Shady Brook Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): walk around Washington Crossing Historic Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Princeton University Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum, and finally deepen your understanding at Princeton University.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Princeton journey planner.

You can drive from Washington DC to Princeton in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, Princeton is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to New York City.
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New York City — 6 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: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

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You can drive from Princeton to New York City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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

4.1
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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