8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
New York City
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  2​h
Harrisburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Annapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Pittsburgh
— Few hours
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Rome

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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.
For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the New York City itinerary planner.

Rome, Italy to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Rome to New York City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rome in April, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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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 18th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then stroll through Wissahickon Valley Park, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Pennsylvania.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip builder app .

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Harrisburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Parks
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Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
University of Pennsylvania ©
University of Pennsylvania

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Harrisburg

Harrisburg ©
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex, learn about winemaking at Cullari Vineyards and Winery, and then relax in the rural setting at Paulus Farm Market.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Harrisburg trip planner .

Take a train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Harrisburg, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Annapolis.

Things to do in Harrisburg

#Outdoors, #Wineries

Side Trips

Cullari Vineyards and Winery, Paulus Farm Market
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Paulus Farm Market ©
Paulus Farm Market
Cullari Vineyards and Winery ©
Cullari Vineyards and Winery

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Annapolis

Annapolis ©
Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): deepen your understanding at St. John's College, steep yourself in history at Hammond-Harwood House, and then pause for some photo ops at The Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Annapolis journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Harrisburg to Annapolis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Annapolis sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Annapolis

#Historic Sites
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Hammond-Harwood House ©
Hammond-Harwood House
St. John's College ©
St. John's College

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Washington DC online travel planner .

Drive from Annapolis to Washington DC in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
White House ©
White House

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Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art and then stroll through Cleveland Metroparks.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cleveland road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Cleveland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: high temperatures in Cleveland hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cleveland

#Parks, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Metroparks ©
Cleveland Metroparks

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
On the 23rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and then admire all the interesting features of PNC Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pittsburgh road trip planning site .

Getting from Cleveland to Pittsburgh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cleveland in April: highs in Pittsburgh hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

#Parks, #Historic Sites
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PNC Park ©
PNC Park

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