14 days in East Coast of USA, Hershey & Philadelphia Itinerary

14 days in East Coast of USA, Hershey & Philadelphia Itinerary

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14 days in East Coast of USA, Hershey & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  10​h
1
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Mount Vernon
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Colonial Williamsburg as well as Jamestown Settlement. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg and then steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Richmond travel planner .

Los Angeles to Richmond is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Richmond. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Richmond: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mount Vernon.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Williamsburg
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

1
night
Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon ©
Mount Vernon is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. You've now added George Washington's Mount Vernon to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mount Vernon vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Mount Vernon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Mount Vernon are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Arlington National Cemetery, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes White House as well as Washington Monument. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, get a sense of history and politics at White House, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally appreciate the history behind Washington Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and finally contemplate the long history of Georgetown University.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

Washington DC is just a stone's throw from Mount Vernon. Traveling from Mount Vernon in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Monticello, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
You've now added Hershey's Chocolate World to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): do a tasting at Cullari Vineyards and Winery, see the interesting displays at The Hershey Story, and then learn the secrets of production at Hershey's Chocolate World.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hershey trip planner .

You can drive from Washington DC to Hershey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hershey, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Hershey

Tours Museums Wineries
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Hershey's Chocolate World ©
Hershey's Chocolate World
The Hershey Story ©
The Hershey Story
Cullari Vineyards and Winery ©
Cullari Vineyards and Winery

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 23rd (Sun), ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center, and finally get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia journey planner.

You can drive from Hershey to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Elfreth's Alley ©
Elfreth's Alley

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Broadway Theatre, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, and other attractions. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Kids will enjoy Central Park and New York Public Library. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Central Park's Literary Walk, find something for the whole family at Victorian Gardens, and steep yourself in history at African Burial Ground National Monument.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip website .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in New York City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 65°F at night. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Freedom Trail. You'll explore and learn at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library and New England Holocaust Memorial. Popular historic sites such as The House of the Seven Gables and Granary Burying Ground are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to HIstoric Beverly John Cabot House in Beverly (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, explore the galleries of The Paul Revere House, and explore the world behind art at Otis House.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Boston day trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City in June, plan for little chillier nights in Boston, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

HIstoric Beverly John Cabot House, The House of the Seven Gables
Highlights from your plan
Otis House ©
Otis House
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables

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