10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  2​h
1
Richmond
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
2
Petersburg
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Jacksonville
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Aiken
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Cary
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Boston
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
7
New York City
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Baltimore
— 1 night
train:  45​min
End: Washington DC

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Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
On the 1st (Sat), browse the collection at Library of Virginia, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Episcopal Church, and then admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Richmond trip builder site .

Washington DC to Richmond is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. December in Richmond sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Petersburg.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
St. John's Episcopal Church ©
St. John's Episcopal Church

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Petersburg

Petersburg
Petersburg is an independent city in the U.S. To find out how to plan a trip to Petersburg, use our trip itinerary maker.

Petersburg is just a short distance from Richmond. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in December, and nighttime lows around 34°F. You will leave for Jacksonville on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Petersburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

1
day
Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stroll through Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, and then admire the local landmark of Friendship Fountain.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jacksonville sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Petersburg to Jacksonville. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Petersburg in December, with highs in Jacksonville at 72°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Aiken.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens ©
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
Friendship Fountain ©
Friendship Fountain

1
day
Aiken

Aiken ©
Founded in 1835, the city of Aiken was named after William Aiken, the president of the South Carolina Railroad. On the 3rd (Mon), look for gifts at The Bone-i-fide Bakery & Grooming, then don't miss a visit to Aiken Center for the Arts, and then take a peaceful walk through Hitchcock Woods.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aiken trip planning tool .

You can drive from Jacksonville to Aiken in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jacksonville in December, with highs in Aiken at 60°F and lows at 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cary.

Things to do in Aiken

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hitchcock Woods ©
Hitchcock Woods
Aiken Center for the Arts ©
Aiken Center for the Arts
The Bone-i-fide Bakery & Grooming ©
The Bone-i-fide Bakery & Grooming

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night
Cary

Cary ©
Cary is the seventh-largest municipality in North Carolina. On the 4th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Garner Veteran’s Memorial at Lake Benson Park and then identify plant and animal life at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve.

Before you visit Cary, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Aiken to Cary by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Cary

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Garner Veteran’s Memorial at Lake Benson Park
Highlights from your plan

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night
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.
On the 5th (Wed), admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park, then stop by Brookline Booksmith, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Boston trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cary to Boston. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cary in December; daily highs in Boston reach 43°F and lows reach 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Brookline Booksmith
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Brookline Booksmith ©
Brookline Booksmith

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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.
Attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New York City online holiday planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): engage your brain at The Franklin Institute, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then explore and take pictures at Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, and finally ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip builder site .

Traveling by bus from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

1
night
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
On the 10th (Mon), make a trip to National Katyn Memorial, sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, and finally admire all the interesting features of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Baltimore itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Fun & Games Casinos Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino
Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Oriole Park at Camden Yards ©
Oriole Park at Camden Yards

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