16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: London

6
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Museum of Modern Art and Fort Delaware Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and Chelsea Market. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Yankee Stadium (in Bronx), Storm King Art Center (in New Windsor) and Kadampa Meditation Center New York and World Peace Temple (in Glen Spey). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Callie's Candy Kitchen, examine the collection at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bushkill Falls.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read New York City vacation trip planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. Traveling from London in August, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Kadampa Meditation Center New York and World Peace Temple, Callie's Candy Kitchen, Yankee Stadium, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Bushkill Falls
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Storm King Art Center ©
Storm King Art Center
Callie's Candy Kitchen ©
Callie's Candy Kitchen

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Ephrata Cloister and Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul will appeal to history buffs. Head to Choo Choo Barn and Bird-in-Hand Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Strasburg to see The Amish Village about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Amish Country, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of American Jewish History, and browse the collection at Masonic Temple.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia vacation builder.

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Strasburg, Amish Country, Ephrata Cloister, Bird in Hand Farmers Market
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Choo Choo Barn ©
Choo Choo Barn

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness the site of a historic battle at Manassas National Battlefield, revel in the low prices at Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets, and then take in the exciting artwork at Madame Tussauds Washington DC.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manassas National Battlefield Park, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets
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3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Visit Laura Plantation and Oak Alley Plantation for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Mardi Gras World and Jamie Hayes Gallery. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at French Market, look for gifts at Kitchen Witch, examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, and explore the world behind art at Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans custom trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in New Orleans. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vacherie
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