16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Rock Springs
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
4
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Rock Springs

4
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Washington DC, use our trip itinerary maker.

Rock Springs to Washington DC is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rock Springs to Washington DC. Traveling from Rock Springs in July, Washington DC is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 73°F. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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.
Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gettysburg trip builder tool .

You can drive from Washington DC to Gettysburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Gettysburg when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Independence Hall, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, and finally get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley, then witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and then stroll through Wissahickon Valley Park.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Philadelphia travel planner.

Drive from Gettysburg to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Philadelphia when traveling from Gettysburg in August, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire all the interesting features of The High Line, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New York City online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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