12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: San Diego

1
night
Indianapolis

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): let little ones run wild at Arbuckle Acres Park, then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally stop by Rocket Fizz.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis travel planner .

San Diego to Indianapolis is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from San Diego in November, expect Indianapolis to be cooler, temps between 52°F and 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trip

Arbuckle Acres Park
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Arbuckle Acres Park ©
Arbuckle Acres Park

2
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. On the 21st (Thu), explore by horseback at Highland Forest and then walk around Clark Reservation State Park. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Cranx Indoor and Outdoor Bike & Sports Park, appreciate the history behind Clinton Square, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baltimore Woods Nature Center, and finally identify plant and animal life at Beaver Lake Nature Center.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Syracuse online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Indianapolis to Syracuse by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Syracuse are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Baltimore Woods Nature Center, Beaver Lake Nature Center, Clark Reservation State Park
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Clark Reservation State Park ©
Clark Reservation State Park
Beaver Lake Nature Center ©
Beaver Lake Nature Center
Baltimore Woods Nature Center ©
Baltimore Woods Nature Center

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Venture out of the city with trips to Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge), Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, have some family-friendly fun at Bury The Hatchet Cherry Hill - Axe Throwing, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Syracuse to Philadelphia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Syracuse in November; daily highs in Philadelphia reach 57°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Classes

Side Trips

Bury The Hatchet Cherry Hill - Axe Throwing, Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©

5
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. November in New York City sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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