18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly + bus:  18​h
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
Boston
— 2 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  6​h
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  20​h
Newcastle upon Tyne

5
days
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fire Island National Seashore and Swartswood State Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Grey Towers National Historic Site (in Milford), Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill) and Ort Farms (in Long Valley). There's still lots to do: stroll through Central Park, admire the majestic nature at High Point State Park, and explore the activities along Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City vacation trip planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to New York City is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in October, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 23°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

High Point State Park, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Fire Island National Seashore, Swartswood State Park, Ort Farms
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Bushkill Falls
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral

1
day
Boston

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, then wander the streets of Waterfront, and then take a stroll through Beacon Hill.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Boston itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Boston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Boston at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Freedom Trail

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Evergreen Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and then learn about winemaking at Hauser Estate Winery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip generator.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to Gettysburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Hauser Estate Winery
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Cemetery
Gettysburg National Military Park
Hauser Estate Winery

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC itinerary builder.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Washington DC in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Gettysburg in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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National Air and Space Museum
Capitol Hill
Tidal Basin

1
day
Philadelphia

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, take in the dramatic natural features at Longwood Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Brandywine River Museum of Art, and finally take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Philadelphia trip planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will leave for New Orleans on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Nightlife Classes

Side Trips

Brandywine River Museum of Art, Longwood Gardens
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Brandywine River Museum of Art
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens

3
days
New Orleans

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Biloxi Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery No.1. Venture out of the city with trips to Vacherie (Laura Plantation & Oak Alley Plantation). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, and wander the streets of French Quarter.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read New Orleans sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, New Orleans is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vacherie, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Biloxi Beach
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter
Garden District

2
days
Austin

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Becker Vineyards, take an in-depth tour of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Barrel Barn at Garrison Brothers Distillery and then immerse yourself in nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Austin tour planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Austin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 19°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Stonewall, Fredericksburg, Barrel Barn at Garrison Brothers Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol

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