15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Buffalo
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Jerusalem

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City day trip planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to New York City is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Jerusalem to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Bury The Hatchet Philadelphia, admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, and then hike along Kelly Drive. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and then enjoy some diversion at Bury The Hatchet Bensalem.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip builder website .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bury The Hatchet Bensalem - Axe Throwing, Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©

1
night
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Hersheypark.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hershey trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Hershey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. In July in Hershey, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

2
nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, then steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, and finally test your team's savvy at Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gettysburg online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Hershey to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience
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Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio
Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience ©
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

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.
Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip app .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in July, Washington DC is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

1
night
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 16th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and then Head underground at Cave of the Winds.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Buffalo online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Buffalo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, Buffalo is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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