13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Boston
— 2 nights
Train:  30​min
5
Salem
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Patrick's Cathedral and St. Paul's Chapel. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Times Square, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City vacation trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in October, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kitchen Kettle Village and Eastern State Penitentiary. Independence Hall and Philadelphia Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Philadelphia to go to Kennett Square and see Longwood Gardens, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip builder.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Kitchen Kettle Village, Longwood Gardens
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Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery of Art and Newseum. Step off the beaten path and head to Arlington National Cemetery and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town and pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

George Washington's Mount Vernon, Old Town, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Arlington National Cemetery
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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©

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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.
On the 4th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, then wander the streets of Beacon Hill, and then wander the streets of Waterfront. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to Newbury Street, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Samuel Adams, and then take in the architecture and design of Harvard University.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Boston trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in November, expect nights in Boston to be about the same, around 37°F, while days are slightly colder, around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salem.

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Side Trip

Harvard University
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Beacon Hill ©
Beacon Hill
Waterfront ©
Waterfront
Samuel Adams Brewery ©
Samuel Adams Brewery

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Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): kick back and relax at Hampton Beach, then get engrossed in the history at The House of the Seven Gables, and then see the interesting displays at Salem Witch Museum. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Peabody Essex Museum, examine the collection at Historic New England Beauport Sleeper--McCann House, and then visit a coastal fixture at Eastern Point Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salem holiday planner.

Salem is very close to Boston. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gloucester
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The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum
Eastern Point Lighthouse ©
Eastern Point Lighthouse

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