14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Arlington
— 2 nights
+2
Subway + Bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: San Diego

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Marginal Way Walkway and Old State House. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum of Fine Arts and Ogunquit Beach. Step out of Boston with an excursion to Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, wander the streets of North End, steep yourself in history at Old North Church & Historic Site, and enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Boston trip planner .

San Diego to Boston is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to Boston due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Nubble Lighthouse, Strawbery Banke Museum
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Old North Church & Historic Site ©
Old North Church & Historic Site
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Met Cloisters and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Gulliver's Gate. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in New York City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the architecture and history at Abraham Lincoln Statue, get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then contemplate the long history of Jennie Wade House, then see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery. On the next day, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, then appreciate the history behind 91st Pennsylvania Monument, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Round Top.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from New York City to Gettysburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Jennie Wade House ©
Jennie Wade House
Gettysburg Museum of History ©
Gettysburg Museum of History

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Mall and U.S. Naval Academy. Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and examine the collection at Newseum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Gettysburg in June, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Walters Art Museum, U.S. Naval Academy
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2
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Ignatius Church. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Arlington holiday maker app .

Arlington is very close to Washington DC. In June, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Saint Ignatius Church, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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