15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Oakland
Fly + bus:  9​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Baltimore
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Oakland

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.
Shop till you drop at Rockland Bakery and Barsky Gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gulliver's Gate and Silverball Pinball Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Historic Huguenot Street (in New Paltz), Sterling Hill Mining Museum (in Ogdensburg) and Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Val-Kill Cottage, & more). There's lots more to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, examine the collection at Cradle of Aviation Museum, stroll around SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

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Oakland to New York City is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Oakland to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Oakland in June: high temperatures in New York City hover around 80°F and lows are around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Historic Huguenot Street, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Barsky Gallery, Storm King Art Center
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3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get some historical perspective at Wharton Esherick Museum and Old City Hall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Liberty Museum and Washington Memorial Chapel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Old Barracks Museum (in Trenton) and Moravian Pottery and Tile Works (in Doylestown). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at American Philosophical Society Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, admire the masterpieces at Woodmere Art Museum, and step aboard USS Becuna.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, Wharton Esherick Museum, Washington Memorial Chapel, Old Barracks Museum
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Old City Hall ©
Old City Hall
Wharton Esherick Museum ©
Wharton Esherick Museum
Washington Memorial Chapel ©
Washington Memorial Chapel

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hans Herr House Museum and National Electronics Museum. East Cavalry Battlefield and Star-Spangled Banner Flag House will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Baltimore side-trips: Maplehofe Dairy (in Quarryville), St. Anne's Church (in Annapolis) and Jerusalem Mill and Village (in Kingsville). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Great Blacks in Wax Museum, examine the collection at Reginald F. Lewis Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Alphonsus Church, and wander the streets of Mount Vernon Cultural District.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Baltimore trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Baltimore, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hans Herr House Museum, Maplehofe Dairy, National Electronics Museum, East Cavalry Battlefield, St. Anne's Church
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Jewish Museum of Maryland ©
Jewish Museum of Maryland
Jerusalem Mill and Village ©
Jerusalem Mill and Village
Hans Herr House Museum ©
Hans Herr House Museum

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.
Appreciate the collections at National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden and Petersen Boarding House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kenmore Plantation and Gardens and Old Town. Venture out of the city with trips to Fredericksburg (The Rising Sun Tavern & Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop) and George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill (in Mount Vernon). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African Art, pause for some photo ops at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, examine the collection at Carlyle House, and contemplate the long history of President Lincoln's Cottage.

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Traveling by train from Baltimore to Washington DC takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Carlyle House, George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill
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National Museum of African Art ©
National Museum of African Art
The Rising Sun Tavern ©
The Rising Sun Tavern
Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop ©
Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop

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