11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fargo
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Hershey
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Fargo

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arlington National Cemetery and National Mall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Phillips Wharf Environmental Center and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC online journey planner .

Fargo to Washington DC is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Fargo to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Fargo in March, with highs in Washington DC at 55°F and lows at 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area and Hershey Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Hershey: Dickinson College (in Carlisle), Sweet Arrow Lake County Park (in Pine Grove) and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (in Kempton).

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hershey road trip planner .

You can drive from Washington DC to Hershey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in April, expect Hershey to be a bit cooler, temps between 63°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Hershey

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, Dickinson College
Highlights from your plan

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 5th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally make a trip to Liberty Bell Center.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia holiday planning tool .

Drive from Hershey to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites
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Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

2
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gateway National Recreation and 9/11 Memorial. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel, and explore the world behind art at Frick Collection.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City visit planner.

You can take a bus from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. April in New York City sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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