15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Boston
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Provincetown
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: London

5
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 9/11 Memorial and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City due to the time zone difference. In September, New York City is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get some historical perspective at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence Hall. Get a sense of the local culture at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Elfreth's Alley. When in Philadelphia, make a side trip to see Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, steep yourself in history at Powel House, and wander the streets of Society Hill.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip planner .

Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
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
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 26th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, then stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Boston day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Boston to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Provincetown.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

2
nights
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Marconi Beach and then stroll through Nauset Beach. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Cod National Seashore, get lost in a book at Provincetown Library, and then take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Provincetown travel website .

Getting from Boston to Provincetown by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September in Provincetown, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Provincetown

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Nauset Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore, Marconi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Marconi Beach ©
Marconi Beach

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