13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Lancaster
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights

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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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and Brooklyn Botanic Garden. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to New York City is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to New York City is minus 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in May: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Lancaster.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

1
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Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lancaster trip tool.

Getting from New York City to Lancaster by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Lancaster sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Lancaster

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Ronks, Bootleg Antiques, Refreshing Mountain
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Refreshing Mountain ©
Refreshing Mountain
Old Windmill Farm ©
Old Windmill Farm
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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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.
Attractions like Tidal Basin and National Air and Space Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: meet the residents at National Zoological Park, ponder the world of politics at White House, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lancaster to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Lancaster in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Washington DC. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Washington Photo Safari ©
Washington Photo Safari
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Please Touch Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Philadelphia Zoo, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally take in the architecture and design of University of Pennsylvania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): walk around Wissahickon Valley Park and then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens.

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Take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Zoo ©
Philadelphia Zoo
Please Touch Museum ©
Please Touch Museum

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