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
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Mexico City

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stop by Brookline Booksmith, stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, immerse yourself in nature at Walden Pond State Reservation, then take an in-depth tour of Orchard House, and finally browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Charles River Esplanade, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and then admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park.

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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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Boston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Boston: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Concord, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Brookline Booksmith
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Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

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.
Visit Gateway National Recreation and Ellis Island for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Fifth Avenue and 9/11 Memorial. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, and choose your vessel at Narwhal Yacht Charters.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in New York City sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Bronx Zoo
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Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square, take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, then meet the residents at Philadelphia Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Powel House, and finally ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a bus from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Rittenhouse Square ©
Rittenhouse Square

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): meet the residents at National Zoological Park, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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