13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Yonkers
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Trenton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Valley Forge
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Exton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Lancaster
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Jacksonville

3
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.
On the 1st (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection. On the next day, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, don't miss a visit to Times Square, then take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and finally explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City day trip planning site .

Jacksonville to New York City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jacksonville in May: high temperatures in New York City hover around 69°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Yonkers.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
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Times Square ©
Times Square
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

1
night
Yonkers

Yonkers ©
Yonkers is the fourth most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): deepen your understanding at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Lyndhurst, and then try to win big at Empire City Casino.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yonkers online trip builder .

You can drive from New York City to Yonkers in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Yonkers are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Trenton.

Things to do in Yonkers

#Historic Sites, #Fun & Games, #Casinos

Side Trips

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Lyndhurst
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Lyndhurst ©
Lyndhurst
Empire City Casino ©
Empire City Casino
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery ©
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

1
night
Trenton

Trenton ©
Trenton is the capital city of the U.S. On the 5th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Roebling Museum, then contemplate the long history of Washington Crossing Historic Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at River Horse Brewing Company.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Trenton itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Yonkers to Trenton takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Trenton can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Valley Forge.

Things to do in Trenton

#Museums, #Breweries, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

River Horse Brewing Company, Roebling Museum, Washington Crossing Historic Park
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Roebling Museum ©
Roebling Museum
Washington Crossing Historic Park ©
River Horse Brewing Company ©
River Horse Brewing Company

1
night
Valley Forge

Valley Forge ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): try to win big at Valley Forge Casino Resort, then admire the masterpieces at Wharton Esherick Museum, and then browse the different shops at Visionworks - King Of Prussia Mall.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Valley Forge online day trip planner .

You can drive from Trenton to Valley Forge in an hour. May in Valley Forge sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Exton.

Things to do in Valley Forge

#Fun & Games, #Casinos, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

King of Prussia, Wharton Esherick Museum
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Valley Forge Casino ©
Valley Forge Casino
Wharton Esherick Museum ©
Wharton Esherick Museum
King of Prussia Mall ©
King of Prussia Mall

1
night
Exton

Exton ©
Exton is a census-designated place (CDP) in West Whiteland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 7th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Brandywine River Museum of Art and then take in nature's colorful creations at Longwood Gardens.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Exton online route planner .

Exton is just a short distance from Valley Forge. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lancaster.

Things to do in Exton

#Parks, #Classes, #Nightlife

Side Trips

Brandywine River Museum of Art, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art

1
night
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at National Watch and Clock Museum, then steep yourself in history at Ephrata Cloister, and then go for a walk through Kitchen Kettle Village.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lancaster trip planner .

Traveling by car from Exton to Lancaster takes an hour. May in Lancaster sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Lancaster

#Museums, #Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kitchen Kettle Village, Ephrata Cloister, National Watch and Clock Museum
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Ephrata Cloister ©
Ephrata Cloister
National Watch and Clock Museum ©
National Watch and Clock Museum
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village

1
night
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
On the 9th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of National Civil War Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Parish of Saint Patrick, then examine the collection at The Hershey Story Museum, and finally do a tasting at Cullari Vineyards & Winerys.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hershey trip maker app .

You can drive from Lancaster to Hershey in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In May in Hershey, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Wineries

Side Trip

Harrisburg
Highlights from your plan
National Civil War Museum ©
National Civil War Museum
The Hershey Story ©
The Hershey Story
Cathedral of Saint Patrick ©
Cathedral of Saint Patrick

1
night
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 10th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then stroll the grounds of Evergreen Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Rupp House History Center.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg online route planner .

You can drive from Hershey to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Evergreen Cemetery ©
Evergreen Cemetery

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then get to know the fascinating history of Independence Mall, then pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and finally admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, get engrossed in the history at Battleship New Jersey, and then contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia online route planner .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Battleship New Jersey
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

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