12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
2
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Baltimore
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Philadelphia
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Rome

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 (Thu): take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planning site .

Rome, Italy to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Rome 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

3
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park and Capitol Street will appeal to history buffs. U.S. Navy Poster Museum and West Virginia State Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Charleston's surroundings by going to Winterplace Ski Resort (in Flat Top), Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia (in Beckley) and Mothman Museum (in Point Pleasant). The adventure continues: get into the urban bustle at Culture Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Yeager Airport Observation Area, don't miss a visit to Shoney's Big Boy Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Capitol Market.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Charleston journey planner.

You can fly from New York City to Charleston in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Baltimore.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Point Pleasant, Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, Winterplace Ski Resort, Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Navy Poster Museum ©
U.S. Navy Poster Museum
West Virginia State Museum ©
West Virginia State Museum

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Washington Monument. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery of Art and Arlington National Cemetery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and Gettysburg National Military Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baltimore: The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Alexandria (in Alexandria) and Washington DC (Tidal Basin, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, & more). It doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Loring Cornish Gallery and admire the masterpieces at The Walters Art Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Baltimore trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Charleston to Baltimore takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Washington DC, Arlington National Cemetery, Gettysburg National Military Park, The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Alexandria
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

few
hours
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center and then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip builder .

You can take a train from Baltimore to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Head to Fifth Avenue and FAO Schwarzfor some retail therapy. Explore New York City further: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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