11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  8​h
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h
4
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

2
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.
On the 10th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, and then get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Washington DC online tour itinerary planner .

Los Angeles to Washington DC is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in April: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 68°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll around Franklin Square, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then have some family-friendly fun at Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, then admire all the interesting features of Longwood Gardens, and then get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Philadelphia online trip planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©

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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and New York Public Library. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of New York City Hall, take a stroll through Times Square, and don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New York City tour planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in New York City are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and then stop by Brookline Booksmith. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at Boston Children's Museum, get curious at Museum of Science, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in April, expect Boston to be little chillier, temps between 56°F and 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Brookline Booksmith
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Children's Museum ©
Boston Children's Museum
Museum of Science ©
Museum of Science

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