14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Sacramento

3
nights
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.
Let the collections at Heritage Museums & Gardens and Old State House capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Marginal Way Walkway and John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library. Step out of Boston with an excursion to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Gloucester--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, take a tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Boston online vacation maker .

Sacramento to Boston is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, subway, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Sacramento in June, you will find days in Boston are little chillier (76°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Marginal Way Walkway, Heritage Museums & Gardens
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway

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.
9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and Hook Mountain State Park. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the natural beauty at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in New York City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hook Mountain State Park
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 2nd (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): stroll through Kelly Drive, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valley Forge National Historical Park, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

1
night
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Hershey Story, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hershey Gardens, then meet the residents at ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Cullari Vineyards and Winery.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hershey trip planner .

You can drive from Philadelphia to Hershey in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Hershey can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Hershey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Hershey Gardens ©
Hershey Gardens
The Hershey Story ©
The Hershey Story
Cullari Vineyards and Winery ©
Cullari Vineyards and Winery

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.
Get in touch with nature at Antietam National Battlefield and Tidal Basin. Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, gain insight at Georgetown University, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

To find out how to plan a trip to Washington DC, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Hershey to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Arlington, Antietam National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
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

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