13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 1 night
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Greenwich Village. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, and take a stroll through Times Square.

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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, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. You'll set off for Philadelphia on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours

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Philadelphia

— 1 night

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 22nd (Sat), explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation and then admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum.

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Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites

Washington DC

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Arlington National Cemetery and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like National Mall and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of American History, admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, and don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

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Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly to Louisville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Belvedere, see the interesting displays at Muhammad Ali Center, then examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jim Beam American Stillhouse. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge, then examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then try to win big at Churchill Downs.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Louisville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Aspen.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

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.
On the 30th (Sun), get interesting insight from Tours and then admire all the interesting features of Independence Pass.

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You can fly from Louisville to Aspen in 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 cooler (1°C). You'll set off for home on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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.