13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Newark
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Setauket
— 1 day
Drive
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Atlantic City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baltimore
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Newark

— 2 nights
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take a stroll through Ironbound, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lucy's Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, then deepen your understanding at Princeton University, and then browse the different shops at The Outlet Collection - Jersey Gardens.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Newark vacation planning tool.

Seattle to Newark is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Newark is 3 hours. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Newark: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Newark

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

New York City

— 2 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.
Statue of Liberty National Monument has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and then take a stroll through Times Square. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip maker website.

You can drive from Newark to New York City in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Setauket.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Setauket

— 1 day
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, admire the majestic nature at Sunken Meadow State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Avalon Park & Preserve, then identify plant and animal life at Holtsville Ecology Site, and finally steep yourself in history at Setauket Neighborhood House.

For maps and other tourist information, read our Setauket trip planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to Setauket takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in October since evenings lows in Setauket dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Setauket

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Atlantic City

— 2 nights

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
You've now added Little Water Distillery to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): appreciate the history behind New Jersey Korean War Memorial and then sample the fine beverages at Little Water Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Atlantic City Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Lucy the Elephant, and then take a leisurely stroll along Ocean City Boardwalk.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Atlantic City road trip planning site.

Getting from Setauket to Atlantic City by car takes about 3.5 hours. In October in Atlantic City, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes National Constitution Center. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at National Constitution Center, explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Benjamin Franklin Museum, make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Atlantic City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites

Baltimore

— 2 nights

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Baltimore Wicked History Tours. On the 6th (Wed), join in the after-dark buzz at Baltimore Wicked History Tours, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Alphonsus Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Baltimore route planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Baltimore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Baltimore are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Washington DC

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes FBI Headquarters, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC online journey planner.

You can drive from Baltimore to Washington DC in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.