12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Shop Gotham NYC Shopping Tours. On the next day, make a trip to Central Park.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Orange to New York City. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Tours
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Shop Gotham NYC Shopping Tours ©
Shop Gotham NYC Shopping Tours

1
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stop by Macy's, look for gifts at Lore's Chocolates, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then steep yourself in history at Athenaeum of Philadelphia, and finally look for gifts at Shane Confectionery.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Boston.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Shopping
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Athenaeum of Philadelphia ©
Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Shane Confectionery ©
Shane Confectionery

4
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Marginal Way Walkway and Freedom Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Spoiled Rotten and Harvard Book Store. Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Newport (Cliff Walk & Bannister's Wharf) and Harbor Candy Shop (in Ogunquit). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, look for gifts at Red Sox Team Store, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Louisburg Square.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Boston itinerary maker.

You can fly from Philadelphia to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Boston, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Newport, Cambridge, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

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nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gettysburg National Military Park and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Marker-Miller Orchards and The Candleberry Shoppe. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: St. Michaels (The Preppy Redneck & Olivins), The Amish Market (in Easton), The Lion Potter (in Gettysburg), Abram's Delight (in Winchester) and Orr's Farm Market (in Martinsburg). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, and look for gifts at Dean & DeLuca.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Boston to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Boston in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

St. Michaels, Winchester, Gettysburg, The Amish Market, Orr's Farm Market
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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