14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Lisbon
Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  17​h 30​min
Miami
— 1 night
tram + Fly:  11​h
Lisbon

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Lisbon in August, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Brooklyn Bridge
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia travel route planning website .

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Theme Parks Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Six Flags Great Adventure
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Six Flags Great Adventure ©
Six Flags Great Adventure
Longwood Gardens
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

3
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at National Zoological Park, ponder the world of politics at The White House, and explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

2
days
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Lauderdale Beach. On the next day, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then kick back and relax at South Beach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami day trip planning site .

Getting from Washington DC to Miami by combination of flight and tram takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in August since evenings lows in Miami dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach

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