15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Baltimore
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Boston
— 3 nights
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Washington DC

— 4 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.
You've added Capitol Hill, International Spy Museum, D.C. Ducks, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Gallery of Art. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna, approximately Vienna away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary builder app.

Detroit to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Detroit in July; daily highs in Washington DC reach 89°F and lows reach 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Baltimore

— 2 nights

City of Firsts

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 6th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Great Blacks in Wax Museum, then stroll the grounds of Edgar Allan Poe's Grave Site and Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at Baltimore Museum of Industry, and finally stroll around Federal Hill Park.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Baltimore trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Baltimore by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your list of things to see and do now includes SoHo, 9/11 Ground Zero Tour, Mood Fabrics, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as The Met Cloisters and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Venture out of the city with trips to Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie), Hyde Park (Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt & Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum) and Dutchess Rail Trail (in Hopewell Junction). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, appreciate the history behind The Oculus, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our New York City day trip planning tool.

Getting from Baltimore to New York City by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Boston

— 3 nights

Beantown

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Boston Public Garden and Mayflower Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Cuffy's of Cape Cod (in West Dennis), Gloucester (Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, Good Harbor Beach, &more) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in South Yarmouth). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to George's Island, wander the streets of Back Bay, walk around Arnold Arboretum, and work some fitness into your day at Charles River Esplanade.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston travel route planner.

Getting from New York City to Boston by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 67°F in Boston. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.