12 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
New York City
— 3 nights
New Haven
— 1 day
— 3 nights


Washington DC — 3 nights

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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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Salt Lake City to Washington DC is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in March, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Philadelphia.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Philadelphia — 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 1st (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Rocky Statue, and then get a sense of history and politics at City Hall Visitor Center. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to 30th Street Station, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to New York City.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trips

New York City — 3 nights

Big Apple

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 3rd (Wed): snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, wander the streets of Times Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and finally don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

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Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New Haven.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

New Haven — 1 day

New Haven, in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Yale Center for British Art and then explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery.

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Traveling by car from New York City to New Haven takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in April, expect little chillier with lows of 39°F in New Haven. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Newport — 3 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newport: Plymouth (Plymouth Rock & Plimoth Patuxet Museums) and Mystic (Charles W. Morgan, Mystic Aquarium, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk, stroll around Brenton Point State Park, examine the collection at The Breakers, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Wetherill State Park.

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You can drive from New Haven to Newport in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Newport are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.