15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
4
Baltimore
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: San Diego


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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and make a trip to Broadway.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a New York City trip simple and quick.

San Diego to New York City is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to New York City is 3 hours. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
When in Philadelphia, make a side trip to see Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Wissahickon Valley Park, contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and take in nature's colorful creations at Chanticleer.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia itinerary planning website .

You can take a bus from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Classes

Side Trips

Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens
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Chanticleer ©
Chanticleer
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park

4
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and meet the residents at National Zoological Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip tool .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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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

2
nights
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Aquarium, then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, and then get to know the fascinating history of Federal Hill Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): make a trip to National Katyn Memorial, admire all the interesting features of Fort McHenry National Monument, then sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, and finally explore and take pictures at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Baltimore online road trip planner .

Take a train from Washington DC to Baltimore in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Baltimore sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Oriole Park at Camden Yards ©
Oriole Park at Camden Yards

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