13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Louisville
— 1 night
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Aspen
— 1 night
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New York City

— 4 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. 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, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Ottawa, Canada to New York City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ottawa in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Philadelphia on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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 23rd (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Chanticleer, then steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, and then stroll around Franklin Square. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Wissahickon Valley Park and then admire the natural beauty at Longwood Gardens.

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Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Louisville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

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Fly from Washington DC to Louisville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Louisville are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Aspen.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Aspen

— 1 night

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, then stop by Explore Booksellers, and then don't miss a visit to Independence Pass.

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Traveling by flight from Louisville to Aspen takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Louisville to Aspen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Louisville in May, you will find days in Aspen are little chillier (19°C), and nights are much colder (1°C). On the 31st (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Aspen

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.