12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Memphis
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Buffalo
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Boston
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
Sandwich
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Provincetown
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 15​min
Nantucket
— 1 night
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Brooklyn
— 1 night
taxi:  15​min
New York City
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Memphis

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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 18th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker app .

Memphis to Washington DC is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Memphis to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
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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

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Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 20th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, and then admire the striking features of Ellicott Square Building.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Buffalo trip maker site .

You can fly from Washington DC to Buffalo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in May; daily highs in Buffalo reach 69°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Buffalo

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Ellicott Square Building ©
Ellicott Square Building

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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 21st (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then admire the striking features of Trinity Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nantasket Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Boston trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Buffalo to Boston by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a bus to Sandwich.

Things to do in Boston

#Museums, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Nantasket Beach
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Nantasket Beach ©
Nantasket Beach
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church

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Sandwich

Sandwich ©
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shining Sea Bikeway, see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Craigville Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Sandwich trip planner .

Take a bus from Boston to Sandwich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Sandwich

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Craigville Beach, Shining Sea Bikeway
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Craigville Beach ©
Craigville Beach
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens

2
days
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Cod National Seashore. On your second day here, stroll through Long Point, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Transfiguration, and then kick back and relax at Nauset Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Provincetown online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Sandwich to Provincetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Provincetown

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Orleans, Cape Cod National Seashore
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Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Long Point ©
Long Point

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Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): examine the collection at Whaling Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Sankaty Head Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sea views from Great Point Light.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nantucket trip planning app .

Getting from Provincetown to Nantucket by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brooklyn.

Things to do in Nantucket

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Great Point Light ©
Great Point Light
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse

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Brooklyn

Brooklyn ©
Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
On the 26th (Sat), take a stroll through Brooklyn Heights, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Brooklyn using our trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Nantucket to Brooklyn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and subway. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nantucket in May: high temperatures in Brooklyn hover around 69°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Brooklyn

#Parks, #Neighborhoods
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden ©
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Heights ©
Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Bridge ©
Brooklyn Bridge

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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 27th (Sun), don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, don't miss a visit to Times Square, and then take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary builder .

New York City is just a stone's throw from Brooklyn. In May, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally wander the streets of Society Hill.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia attractions tool .

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. May in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Elfreth's Alley ©
Elfreth's Alley

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