11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly + bus:  25​h
Boston
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Philadelphia
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Durban

1
night
Boston

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 27th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, then stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Boston trip itinerary planning app .

Durban, South Africa to Boston is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Durban in April, things will get cooler in Boston: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Mount Auburn Cemetery
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Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

2
nights
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 a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Art and Washington National Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and National Portrait Gallery. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, and gain insight at Georgetown University.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boston in April: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 1st (Tue), explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, then steep yourself in history at Powel House, and finally explore the galleries of Independence Hall.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip planner .

Take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Historic Sites, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Elfreth's Alley ©
Elfreth's Alley
Powel House ©
Powel House

4
nights
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ellis Island and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at New York Public Library, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and go for a walk through Central Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City road trip site .

You can take a bus from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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