16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Bus:  14 h 30 min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Visiting East River Waterfront Esplanade and Speed Boats Tours will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, stop by Times Square, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and wander the streets of Fifth Avenue.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City tour planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to New York City is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and subway; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, expect New York City to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
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

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Valley Forge National Historical Park and Liberty Bell Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Barnes Foundation and Todd House. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: D&L Trail (in Slatington), Power Line Trail (in Horsham) and High Rocks Vista (in Pipersville). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Schuylkill River Trail, explore the striking landscape of Independence National Historical Park, examine the collection at Betsy Ross House, and stroll through Kelly Drive.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

D&L Trail, Power Line Trail, Cynwyd Heritage Trail, Valley Forge National Historical Park, High Rocks Vista
Highlights from your plan
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Antietam National Battlefield and The Point. Get some cultural insight at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Gettysburg (Devils Den & Gettysburg National Cemetery) and Mount Vernon Trail (in Arlington). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC road trip site.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Mount Vernon Trail, Antietam National Battlefield, The Point
Highlights from your plan
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): hike along Mary's Rock Summit Trail and then trek along Appalachian Trail. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: work some fitness into your day at Limberlost Trail, then hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then learn about winemaking at Glass House Winery.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Shenandoah National Park trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Shenandoah National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of subway and flight. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Shenandoah National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Glass House Winery
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Limberlost Trail ©
Limberlost Trail
Mary's Rock Summit Trail ©
Mary's Rock Summit Trail

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