14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Pittsburgh
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cape May
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
6
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Detroit

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and then see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh day trip planner .

Detroit to Pittsburgh is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in April: highs in Pittsburgh hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven

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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 29th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. April in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

3
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Independence Hall and Valley Forge National Historical Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Brandywine River Museum of Art and Rodin Museum. Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Kennett Square to see Longwood Gardens about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Philadelphia Distilling, take a stroll through Society Hill, and contemplate the long history of Physick House.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Longwood Gardens
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Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Cape May

Cape May ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at South Cape May Meadows, contemplate the long history of The Colonial House, and then identify plant and animal life at Cape May Bird Observatory.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cape May day trip planning app .

You can drive from Philadelphia to Cape May in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape May, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cape May Bird Observatory
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Cape May Bird Observatory ©
Cape May Bird Observatory
South Cape May Meadows ©
South Cape May Meadows

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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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Popular historic sites such as Ellis Island and New York City Hall are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Times Square, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read New York City vacation planner.

You can drive from Cape May to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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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.
Visit Mount Auburn Cemetery and Trinity Church for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Fine Arts and Orchard House. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Buckman Tavern (in Lexington) and Concord (North Bridge & The Old Manse). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Otis House, get engrossed in the history at The Paul Revere House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Louisburg Square, and wander the streets of Newbury Street.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Boston online route maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Boston, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Concord, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Buckman Tavern, Boston Massachusetts Temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
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Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

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