12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Rochester
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Yonkers
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Valley Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Exton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
End: Jacksonville


1
night
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
On the 1st (Tue), try your luck at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, then steep yourself in history at Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, and then contemplate the long history of Stone-Tolan House.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rochester online trip itinerary maker .

Jacksonville to Rochester is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Jacksonville in May, you will find days in Rochester are slightly colder (72°F), and nights are much colder (50°F). You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Rochester

Historic Sites Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
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Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
Stone-Tolan House Historic Site ©
Stone-Tolan House Historic Site

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 2nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Powel House, steep yourself in history at Christ Church, and then contemplate the long history of Independence Hall. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masonic Temple, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence Mall.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rochester to Philadelphia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Rochester in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Philadelphia, with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take a stroll through Times Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then wander the streets of Fifth Avenue.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Philadelphia in May: highs in New York City hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Yonkers.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
Times Square ©
Times Square
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

1
night
Yonkers

Yonkers ©
Yonkers is the fourth most populous city in the U.S. On the 6th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, then browse the exhibits of Lyndhurst, and then try your luck at Empire City Casino.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yonkers trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Yonkers by car takes about an hour. In May, daytime highs in Yonkers are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Valley Forge.

Things to do in Yonkers

Historic Sites Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Lyndhurst
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Lyndhurst ©
Lyndhurst
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery ©
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Empire City Casino ©
Empire City Casino

2
nights
Valley Forge

Valley Forge ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at The National Centre for Padre Pio, do a tasting at Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Vynecrest Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): stop by Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom, view the masterpieces at SteelStacks, and then take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Valley Forge travel planner .

Traveling by car from Yonkers to Valley Forge takes 2.5 hours. In May in Valley Forge, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Exton.

Things to do in Valley Forge

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bethlehem, Breinigsville, The National Centre for Padre Pio
Highlights from your plan
Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery ©
Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery
The National Centre for Padre Pio ©
The National Centre for Padre Pio
Vynecrest Winery ©
Vynecrest Winery

1
night
Exton

Exton ©
Exton is a census-designated place (CDP) in West Whiteland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): witness the site of a historic battle at Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates, then admire the masterpieces at Brandywine River Museum of Art, and then learn something new at Longwood Gardens.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Exton road trip planning site .

Exton is just a short distance from Valley Forge. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hershey.

Things to do in Exton

Parks Classes Nightlife

Side Trips

Chadds Ford, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Brandywine Battlefield ©
Brandywine Battlefield

1
night
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at The Hershey Story Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Parish of Saint Patrick, then get engrossed in the history at National Civil War Museum, and finally do a tasting at Cullari Vineyards & Winerys.

Plan my trip to Hershey with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Exton to Hershey takes 1.5 hours. In May in Hershey, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Harrisburg
Highlights from your plan
National Civil War Museum ©
National Civil War Museum
The Hershey Story ©
The Hershey Story
Cathedral of Saint Patrick ©
Cathedral of Saint Patrick

1
night
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
On the 11th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, stroll through Gettysburg National Military Park, then make a trip to Evergreen Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Rupp House History Center.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gettysburg online visit planner .

You can drive from Hershey to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Evergreen Cemetery ©
Evergreen Cemetery

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