15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner
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Portland
— 1 night
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Boston
— 2 nights
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Providence
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Hartford
— 1 night
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Baltimore
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Richmond
— 1 night
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Charlotte
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Portland — 1 night

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Greenbelt Walkway, then visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip builder tool.

Washington to Portland is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington in December; daily highs in Portland reach 3°C and lows reach -6°C. You'll set off for Boston on the 26th (Mon).
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Boston — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, and then explore the galleries of New England Holocaust Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Portland to Boston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in December, things will get a bit warmer in Boston: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Providence.
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Providence

Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Providence trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Boston to Providence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Providence can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. You will leave for Hartford on the 28th (Wed).
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Hartford — 1 night

Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hartford tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Providence to Hartford by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hartford can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to New York City.
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New York City — 3 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the New York City tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Hartford to New York City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hartford in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 2 nights

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), don't miss a visit to 30th Street Station, tour the pleasant surroundings at Longwood Gardens, stroll through Schuylkill River Trail, then hike along Kelly Drive, then deepen your understanding at Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, and finally take in the architecture and design of University of Pennsylvania. On your second day here, stroll around Franklin Square, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and finally take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Baltimore.
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Baltimore — 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Baltimore using our trip planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Baltimore in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 2 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.
On the 5th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally explore the activities along Tidal Basin. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

For maps and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Baltimore to Washington DC in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Washington DC are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Richmond.
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Richmond — 1 night

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and then admire the natural beauty at Maymont.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Richmond trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Richmond takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Charlotte.
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Charlotte — 1 night

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and then get in on the family fun at Richard Petty Driving Experience.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Charlotte day trip tool.

You can fly from Richmond to Charlotte in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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