12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Boston
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Salem
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Rockport
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Brewster
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
5
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Mexico City

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, look for gifts at Brookline Booksmith, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Louisburg Square, wander the streets of Newbury Street, then stroll through Walden Pond State Reservation, and finally explore and take pictures at Fenway Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Boston trip itinerary planning site .

Mexico City, Mexico to Boston is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City to Boston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in July, with highs in Boston at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Brookline Booksmith, Walden Pond State Reservation
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Faneuil Hall Marketplace ©
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

1
night
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.
On the 31st (Tue), stop by Bewitched in Salem, look for gifts at Crow Haven Corner, then examine the collection at Peabody Essex Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of The House of the Seven Gables.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Salem online route maker .

Salem is just a stone's throw from Boston. In July, daily temperatures in Salem can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rockport.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum
Crow Haven Corner ©
Crow Haven Corner

1
night
Rockport

Rockport ©
Rockport is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Halibut Point State Park and then stroll through Good Harbor Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rockport tour builder .

Rockport is just a stone's throw from Salem. July in Rockport sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brewster.

Things to do in Rockport

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Good Harbor Beach
Highlights from your plan
Good Harbor Beach ©
Good Harbor Beach
Halibut Point State Park ©
Halibut Point State Park

3
nights
Brewster

Brewster ©
Brewster is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stop by Chatham Pier and Fish Market, kick back and relax at Nauset Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Transfiguration, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Nickerson State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Marconi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Corn Hill Beach, then contemplate the long history of Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Edward Gorey House.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Brewster day trip site .

Traveling by car from Rockport to Brewster takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Brewster can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Brewster

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Yarmouth Port, Orleans, Chatham Pier and Fish Market, Corn Hill Beach, Marconi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nickerson State Park ©
Nickerson State Park
Edward Gorey House ©
Edward Gorey House
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach

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 4th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Independence Hall and then hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Brewster to Philadelphia. When traveling from Brewster in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Philadelphia: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, King of Prussia Mall
Highlights from your plan
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at National Air and Space Museum and Arlington National Cemetery. Kids will enjoy Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Tidal Basin. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, and meet the residents at National Zoological Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip maker site .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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