12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Philadelphia
train:  1​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
New York City
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
Philadelphia
— 5 nights
Philadelphia

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at U.S. National Arboretum and then take a stroll through Annapolis Historic District. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Falls Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel route planning site .

Philadelphia to Washington DC is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Parks, #Nature, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Great Falls Park, Annapolis Historic District
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U.S. National Arboretum ©
U.S. National Arboretum
Great Falls Park ©
Great Falls Park

2
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.
On the 12th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Mister Ed's Elephant Museum, learn about winemaking at Adams County Winery, then stroll the grounds of Evergreen Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Rupp House. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Catoctin Mountain Park, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gettysburg online trip builder .

You can drive from Washington DC to Gettysburg in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in June; daily highs in Gettysburg reach 81°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orrtanna, Catoctin Mountain Park
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg Museum of History ©
Gettysburg Museum of History

2
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.
On the 14th (Thu), browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and then enjoy the sea views from Gateway National Recreation. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at 8th Ave Jetty and then kick back and relax at Gunnison Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City attractions planning website .

You can drive from Gettysburg to New York City in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in New York City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Sandy Hook, 8th Ave Jetty
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Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
Gateway National Recreation ©
Gateway National Recreation
Gunnison Beach ©
Gunnison Beach

6
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Independence Hall and Philadelphia Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Kona Surf Co. and Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (in Ronks), Cape May (Emlen Physick Estate & Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum) and Air Mobility Command Museum (in Dover). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at North Wildwood Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, pick up some new knowledge with Longwood Gardens, and hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia travel route planner .

Traveling by bus from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cape May, Air Mobility Command Museum, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Kona Surf Co., Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
North Wildwood Beach ©
North Wildwood Beach

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