11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Baltimore
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
End: New York City

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally view the masterpieces at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia online journey planner .

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens ©
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

2
nights
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 19th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baltimore Basilica, take a stroll through Inner Harbor, then look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Raven Reservoir, and finally take a stroll through Fell's Point. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort McHenry National Monument, hike along Quiet Waters Park, and then brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Academy.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Baltimore online tour itinerary maker .

Take a train from Philadelphia to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Baltimore sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Annapolis, Loch Raven Reservoir
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Fell's Point ©
Fell's Point
Fort McHenry National Monument ©
Fort McHenry National Monument
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Arlington National Cemetery and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Museum-lovers will appreciate United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and National Air and Space Museum. Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a taste of the local shopping with Torpedo Factory Art Center, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and explore the world behind art at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC day trip website .

Getting from Baltimore to Washington DC by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Washington DC are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Arlington National Cemetery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Times Square and Alex Ferrone Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Delaware Water Gap and Upper Delaware River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Duke Farms (in Hillsborough), Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve (in Milford) and Ponquogue Beach (in Hampton Bays). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sam's Point Preserve and admire the sheer force of Ice Caves and Verkeerderkill Falls Trail Hike.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cragsmoor, Upper Delaware River, Ponquogue Beach, Duke Farms, Delaware Water Gap
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Upper Delaware River ©
Upper Delaware River
Times Square ©
Times Square
Sam's Point Preserve ©
Sam's Point Preserve

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