15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Shenandoah National Park
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Shenandoah National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Train
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Shenandoah National Park

— 3 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Monticello and University of Virginia. Step off the beaten path and head to Luray Caverns and James Madison's Montpelier. Explore Shenandoah National Park's surroundings by going to James Monroe's Highland (in Charlottesville), Luray Valley Museum & Shenandoah Heritage Village (in Luray) and Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville). There's lots more to do: cruise along Skyline Drive, trek along Limberlost Trail, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Dean Cemetery.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Shenandoah National Park is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Shenandoah National Park. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in October: highs in Shenandoah National Park hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and George Washington's Mount Vernon. Let the collections at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and National Portrait Gallery capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Gettysburg (Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg National Cemetery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, get to know the fascinating history of National Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and explore the world behind art at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Washington DC online road trip planner.

You can fly from Shenandoah National Park to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Independence National Historical Park, then contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and then take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia online driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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.
Explore hidden gems such as New York Public Library and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie) and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (in Hyde Park). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, wander the streets of Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.