15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: San Francisco

4
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Popular historic sites such as Marginal Way Walkway and Cliff Walk are in your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Ogunquit Beach and USS Constitution Museum will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: The Breakers (in Newport) and Perkins Cove (in Ogunquit). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of North End and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston trip planning website .

San Francisco to Boston is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Boston. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Newport
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North End ©
North End
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
The Breakers ©
The Breakers

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in New York City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Independence National Historical Park, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Powel House, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia tour planning website .

You can take a bus from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Independence National Historical Park ©
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Gettysburg National Military Park and Arlington National Cemetery are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center and Newseum. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see George Washington's Mount Vernon in Mount Vernon, approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary planning site .

Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Washington DC are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg, George Washington's Mount Vernon
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