13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
train:  30​min
1
New York City
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Buffalo
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Albany
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
North Conway
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Boston
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: Newark

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Mon), explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at East River Waterfront Esplanade, then take a stroll through Times Square, and then wander the streets of Fifth Avenue.

Plan trip to New York City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in New York City are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 10th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Green Lane Nature Center, admire all the interesting features of Valley Forge National Historical Park, then trek along Kelly Drive, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): hike along Schuylkill River Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Palmyra Cove Nature Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Green Lane Nature Center, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Palmyra Cove Nature Park, Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Palmyra Cove Nature Park ©
Palmyra Cove Nature Park

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll through National Zoological Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip website .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, Hidden Oaks Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

1
night
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, admire the landmark architecture of Hartwood Acres, and then explore and take pictures at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Pittsburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in April, things will get little chillier in Pittsburgh: highs are around 63°F and lows about 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Buffalo.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, Hartwood Acres
Highlights from your plan
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve ©
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

1
night
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get outside with Great Baehre Swamp, look for all kinds of wild species at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory Basilica.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Buffalo trip planner .

Getting from Pittsburgh to Buffalo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in April: high temperatures in Buffalo hover around 55°F and lows are around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Buffalo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve ©
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 16th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, then hike along Niagara Wine Trail USA, and then admire the majestic nature at Reservoir State Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip itinerary planner .

Niagara Falls is very close to Buffalo. In April, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Reservoir State Park ©
Reservoir State Park

1
day
Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. On the 17th (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at New York State Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Albany Pine Bush Preserve, and then immerse yourself in nature at Peebles Island State Park.

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Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Albany takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Peebles Island State Park
Highlights from your plan
New York State Museum ©
New York State Museum
Albany Pine Bush Preserve ©
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Peebles Island State Park ©
Peebles Island State Park

1
day
North Conway

North Conway ©
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): hike along Baldface Range, explore the striking landscape at Black Cap Hiking Trail, and then stroll through Rocky Gorge.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the North Conway itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Albany to North Conway takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in North Conway are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Rocky Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Black Cap Hiking Trail ©
Black Cap Hiking Trail

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): trek along Eastern Prom Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spring Point Shoreway, and then head outdoors with Portland Pirates.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland road trip tool .

You can drive from North Conway to Portland in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in April, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Spring Point Shoreway
Highlights from your plan
Portland Pirates ©
Portland Pirates

1
night
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll through Charles River Esplanade, then wander the streets of Newbury Street, then stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, and finally stop by Brookline Booksmith.

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Drive from Portland to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in April, Boston is a bit warmer at night with lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Brookline Booksmith, Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Newbury Street ©
Newbury Street
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Brookline Booksmith ©
Brookline Booksmith

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