15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  16 h 45 min
1
Shenandoah National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
New York City
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Monticello and Luray Valley Museum & Shenandoah Heritage Village. Step off the beaten path and head to Luray Caverns and University of Virginia. Explore Shenandoah National Park's surroundings by going to James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station), James Monroe's Highland (in Charlottesville) 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, other places to visit, traveler tips, 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 drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Charlottesville, Luray, James Madison's Montpelier, Copper Fox Distillery
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Monticello ©
Monticello

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.
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 Museum of African American History and Culture capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Gettysburg (Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg National Cemetery, &more). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of National Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, appreciate the history behind Korean War Veterans Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Washington DC by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of flight and subway. In October, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, George Washington's Mount Vernon, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
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 find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia online driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 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

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Independence National Historical Park ©
Independence National Historical Park
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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.
Explore hidden gems such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library. 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 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New York City tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 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 travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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