12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly + train:  11​h 30​min
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Baltimore
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h
End: Hamburg

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 13th (Wed): take a stroll through Society Hill, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and then make a trip to Liberty Bell Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Pennsylvania Hospital, witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Longwood Gardens.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia road trip planning tool .

Hamburg, Germany to Philadelphia is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hamburg to Philadelphia due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hamburg in June, things will get a bit warmer in Philadelphia: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nightlife

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Elfreth's Alley ©
Elfreth's Alley

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Sat), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, and then get to know the fascinating history of Fell's Point.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Baltimore driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Philadelphia to Baltimore by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Baltimore, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

#Casinos, #Fun & Games, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino
Fell's Point ©
Fell's Point

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and Georgetown University. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tomb of the Unknowns and National Air and Space Museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, admire all the interesting features of National Mall, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC route planning app .

You can take a train from Baltimore to Washington DC in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Times Square, examine the collection at New York Public Library, make a trip to Fifth Avenue, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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