16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Salem
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
3
New York City
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Baltimore
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Cincinnati

2
nights
Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll around Salem Witch Trials Memorial, contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables, then examine the collection at Peabody Essex Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Salem Witch Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Wicked Good Books. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Old Burying Point Cemetery and then get engrossed in the history at Witch House.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Salem vacation planning tool .

Cincinnati to Salem is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. July in Salem sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Boston.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum
Salem Witch Museum ©
Salem Witch Museum

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Provincetown (Herring Cove Beach & Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum) and Sandwich (Heritage Museums & Gardens & Sandwich Glass Museum). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, stroll around Rose Kennedy Greenway, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Boston trip planner.

You can take a train from Salem to Boston in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Boston are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Provincetown, Sandwich
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park

3
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, take a stroll through Times Square, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read New York City day trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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 28th (Sun): try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia. On the next day, admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then take an in-depth tour of Independence Hall, and finally appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Harrah's Philadelphia
Highlights from your plan
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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nights
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at National Aquarium, wander the streets of Inner Harbor, steep yourself in history at Fort McHenry National Monument, then browse the fresh offerings at Diehl's Produce Market, and finally learn about all things military at U.S. Naval Academy.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Baltimore vacation builder site .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Diehl's Produce Market, U.S. Naval Academy
Highlights from your plan
Oriole Park at Camden Yards ©
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy

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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: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip planning app .

Take a train from Baltimore to Washington DC in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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