15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Louisville
— 3 nights
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Aspen
— 1 night
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New York City

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Frick Collection. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. There's still lots to do: visit Greenwich Village, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary builder.

Ottawa, Canada to New York City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ottawa in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Philadelphia on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Independence National Historical Park. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and then wander the streets of Independence Mall.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Washington DC

— 4 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Arlington National Cemetery and National Mall. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, wander the streets of Capitol Hill, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online attractions planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Washington DC sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Louisville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Louisville

— 3 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and Kentucky Derby Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Churchill Downs and Kentucky Horse Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Louisville: Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles) and Jim Beam American Stillhouse (in Clermont). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Muhammad Ali Center, snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge, and make a trip to The Belvedere.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisville trip builder.

You can fly from Washington DC to Louisville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Aspen.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Aspen

— 1 night

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): cast your line with a fishing tour and then take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Aspen online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Louisville to Aspen takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Louisville to Aspen due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Louisville in May: highs in Aspen hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 1°C. On the 31st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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.