12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Pittsburgh
— 1 day
2
Richmond
— 3 nights
3
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
4
New York City
— 3 nights

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day
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): wander the streets of Mount Washington, get to know the resident critters at National Aviary, thenstop by Pennsylvania Macaroni Company, and finally wander the streets of Strip District.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh online tour planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Pittsburgh is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Melbourne to Pittsburgh. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get cooler in Pittsburgh: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
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Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
Strip District ©
Strip District
National Aviary ©
National Aviary

3
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Get some historical perspective at Historic Jamestowne and Fan District. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maymont and Mattaponi Springs Golf Club. Get out of town with these interesting Richmond side-trips: High Bridge Trail State Park (in Green Bay), Hague (General's Ridge Vineyard and Winery & The Hague Winery) and Cooper Vineyards (in Louisa). There's more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Virginia Capital Trail and learn about winemaking at Cunningham Creek Winery & Farm Store.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Richmond road trip planner.

Getting from Pittsburgh to Richmond by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Pittsburgh, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Richmond, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Hague, Historic Jamestowne, High Bridge Trail State Park, Mattaponi Springs Golf Club, Cooper Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Fan District ©
Fan District
Mattaponi Springs Golf Club ©
Mattaponi Springs Golf Club

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Independence National Historical Park, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, thentake in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, thencontemplate the long history of Independence Hall, and finally hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Richmond to Philadelphia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Richmond in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Philadelphia: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Independence National Historical Park ©
Independence National Historical Park
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Valley Forge National Historical Park

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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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. Kids will appreciate attractions like New York Public Library and 9/11 Memorial. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, meet the residents at Central Park Zoo, and wander the streets of Times Square.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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