12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Gatlinburg
Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Baltimore
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h
End: Orlando

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Golden Fish Gallery and Callie's Candy Kitchen. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library will appeal to museum buffs. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to St. James General Store (in Saint James), The Amazing Olive (in Port Jefferson) and The Amazing Olive (in Patchogue). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, get a taste of the local shopping with SoHo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, and look for gifts at Words Bookstore.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online trip itinerary maker .

Gatlinburg to New York City is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of taxi, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. When traveling from Gatlinburg in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Streets of Chester Shopping Center, Amazing Olive, The Original Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Store, Words Bookstore, Callie's Candy Kitchen
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip itinerary tool .

You can take a bus from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take a stroll through Fell's Point.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Baltimore travel route builder .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Annapolis
Highlights from your plan
Federal Hill Park ©
Federal Hill Park
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian American Art Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and National Air and Space Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Berryville (Modern Mercantile, My Neighbor and Me, & more) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). It doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at White House and get a taste of the local shopping with Madame Tussauds DC.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Baltimore to Washington DC takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trips

Berryville, Antietam National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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