14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route maker

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Pittsburgh
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cape May
— 1 night
Drive
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New York City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Boston
— 3 nights
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Pittsburgh

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
On the 28th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and then see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh journey planner.

Detroit to Pittsburgh is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Detroit in April, you will find days in Pittsburgh are somewhat warmer (63°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Gettysburg

— 1 night
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.
On the 29th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Shriver House Museum, get your bearings at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Brandywine River Museum of Art and Rodin Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Elfreth's Alley and Valley Forge National Historical Park. Change things up with a short trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, contemplate the long history of Powel House, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Philadelphia Distilling, and take a stroll through Society Hill.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Cape May

— 1 night

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
On the 3rd (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at South Cape May Meadows, steep yourself in history at The Colonial House, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cape May Bird Observatory.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cape May day trip website.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Cape May in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Philadelphia in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cape May: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

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 Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Times Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City travel route site.

Getting from Cape May to New York City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. In May, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Boston

— 3 nights

Beantown

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 Museum of Fine Arts and Buckman Tavern capture your imagination. Visit Mount Auburn Cemetery and Otis House for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Concord (Minuteman National Park - Old North Bridge, The Old Manse, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Newbury Street, contemplate the long history of The Paul Revere House, don't miss a visit to Louisburg Square, and get a taste of the local shopping with Charles Street.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Boston trip builder site.

Fly from New York City to Boston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Boston, with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.

New York State travel guide

4.5
Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · Monuments
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.