12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 1 day
Train
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive
4
Buffalo
— 1 night
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Fly
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Albany
— 1 day
Drive
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Walpole
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Hampton
— 1 night
Drive
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Boston
— 2 nights
Fly

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Philadelphia

— 1 day

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 8th (Mon), hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, then contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, then browse the exhibits of Franklin Court, and finally make a trip to Rittenhouse Square.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia online trip itinerary planner.

Newark to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and finally gain insight at Georgetown University.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Washington DC are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pittsburgh

— 1 night

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
On the 11th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Pittsburgh Glass Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Contemporary Craft.

Make your Pittsburgh itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Pittsburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: high temperatures in Pittsburgh hover around 63°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Buffalo.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Buffalo

— 1 night

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll through Tifft Nature Preserve, stroll through Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, then take in the exciting artwork at Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Buffalo trip planner.

Drive from Pittsburgh to Buffalo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Pittsburgh in April, expect Buffalo to be little chillier, temps between 55°F and 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for gifts at Three Sisters Trading Post, get answers to all your questions at One Niagara Welcome Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, and finally admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

To see photos and more tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip app.

Niagara Falls is very close to Buffalo. In April, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Albany.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Albany

— 1 day
Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Albany Pine Bush Preserve, browse the different shops at Colonie Center, and then get a new perspective on nature at New York State Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Albany trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to Albany takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Albany, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Walpole.

Things to do in Albany

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Walpole

— 1 night
Walpole is a town in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States. On the 15th (Mon), look for gifts at Pete's Stand Vegetables, view the masterpieces at Gallery North Star, then view the masterpieces at Jud Hartmann Gallery, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Basketville.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Walpole vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Albany to Walpole takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Walpole

Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Portland

— 1 night

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
On the 16th (Tue), take a memorable tour with Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, then walk around Mill Creek Park, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Spring Point Shoreway, and finally stop by Bull Moose Music.

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You can drive from Walpole to Portland in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Portland are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Hampton.

Things to do in Portland

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Hampton

— 1 night
Hampton is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. On the 17th (Wed), stroll through Emery Farm, stroll through Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, and then walk around Swasey Parkway.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hampton trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Hampton takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Hampton are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Hampton

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Boston

— 2 nights

Beantown

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, then get a taste of the local shopping with Charles Street, then wander the streets of Newbury Street, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of The Paul Revere House, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then look for gifts at Brookline Booksmith, and finally stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Boston trip site.

You can drive from Hampton to Boston in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Boston are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Boston

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Waterfalls · Ski Areas · Theme Parks
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.