16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Manchester

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Times Square, take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

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Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Manchester in September, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Society Hill and Rittenhouse Square. Visit Independence Hall and Elfreth's Alley for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Kennett Square to see Longwood Gardens about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at Powel House, admire the striking features of City Hall, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip planner .

Take a bus from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Washington DC online route planner .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
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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
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Fine Arts and Freedom Trail. Get some historical perspective at Mount Auburn Cemetery and Trinity Church. Change things up with a short trip to Orchard House in Concord (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Nahant Beach, take a stroll through North End, get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and get a taste of the local shopping with Charles Street.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Boston trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get a bit cooler in Boston: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Nahant Beach
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

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