12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boston
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Boston
— 1 night
train:  45​min
2
Salem
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Plymouth
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Delaware Water Gap
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Brick
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Boston

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Boston

Boston ©
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 14th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Boston online itinerary planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Boston. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

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Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burying Point Cemetery, then get to know the fascinating history of Wicked Good Books, and finally admire the masterpieces at Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Salem route maker website .

You can take a train from Boston to Salem in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Salem, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Plymouth.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Salem Witch Museum ©
Salem Witch Museum
Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery ©
Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery
Old Burying Point Cemetery ©
Old Burying Point Cemetery

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Plymouth

Plymouth ©
Rightly calling itself "America's Hometown," Plymouth holds a prominent place in the nation's history and culture as the site of the first Puritan colony.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Burial Hill.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Plymouth road trip app .

Traveling by car from Salem to Plymouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Plymouth sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Delaware Water Gap.

Things to do in Plymouth

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Burial Hill ©
Burial Hill

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Delaware Water Gap

Delaware Water Gap ©
Delaware Water Gap is a borough in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Lakota Wolf Preserve. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Mount Tammany and then explore the world behind art at Frazetta Art Museum.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Delaware Water Gap trip planner .

You can drive from Plymouth to Delaware Water Gap in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July in Delaware Water Gap, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Delaware Water Gap

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Tammany, Frazetta Art Museum, Lakota Wolf Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Lakota Wolf Preserve ©
Lakota Wolf Preserve
Mount Tammany ©
Mount Tammany
Frazetta Art Museum ©
Frazetta Art Museum

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip planner .

Getting from Delaware Water Gap to Philadelphia by car takes about 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Delaware Water Gap in July: high temperatures in Philadelphia hover around 88°F and lows are around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brick.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Independence Mall ©
Independence Mall
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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Brick

Brick ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Brick Beach 2, then steep yourself in history at Allaire State Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Princeton University Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Cattus Island County Park and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Jenkinson's Aquarium.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brick trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Philadelphia to Brick by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Brick are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Brick

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Jenkinson's Aquarium, Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Allaire State Park, Cattus Island County Park, Princeton University Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Cattus Island County Park ©
Cattus Island County Park
Allaire State Park ©
Allaire State Park
Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir ©
Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Chatham Manor and Chatham Manor. Popular historic sites such as Shriver House Museum and Jennie Wade House are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop (in Fredericksburg) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery & Dobbin House Tavern). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Smithsonian American Art Museum, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, examine the collection at National Postal Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Smithsonian Institution Building.

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You can drive from Brick to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Fredericksburg
Highlights from your plan
Chatham Manor ©
Chatham Manor
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum
Jennie Wade House ©
Jennie Wade House

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