14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boise
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Boise

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take a stroll through Old Town, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Washington DC holiday planner.

Boise to Washington DC is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Boise to Washington DC. Traveling from Boise in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Town, Arlington National Cemetery
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Longwood Gardens and Barnes Foundation. Your inner history buff will appreciate Independence Hall and Ephrata Cloister. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford) and Choo Choo Barn (in Strasburg). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, take a stroll through Amish Country, and take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip generator.

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Choo Choo Barn, Amish Country, Longwood Gardens, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Ephrata Cloister
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Ephrata Cloister ©
Ephrata Cloister
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Frick Collection. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Fire Island National Seashore in Patchogue, approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Times Square, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and shop like a local with Fifth Avenue.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New York City itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in November, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Fire Island National Seashore
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Frick Collection ©
Frick Collection

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): wander the streets of Newbury Street, wander the streets of Beacon Hill, and then take a stroll through Waterfront. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Samuel Adams, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Boston online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Boston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Boston reach 52°F and lows reach 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Portland.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

The House of the Seven Gables
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Beacon Hill ©
Beacon Hill
Waterfront ©
Waterfront
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, immerse yourself in nature at Reid State Park, and then do a tasting at Maine Mead Works. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, then examine the collection at Portland Head Light, then steep yourself in history at Maine Historical Society and the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, and finally admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Boston to Portland by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Boston in November since evenings lows in Portland dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Reid State Park, Portland Head Light, Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse
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Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art
Reid State Park ©
Reid State Park

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