16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Rochester
car:  1​h
1
Raleigh
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
3
Baltimore
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Philadelphia
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 45​min
End: Rochester

1
night
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Fletcher Park.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Raleigh trip planning website .

Rochester to Raleigh is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In July, Raleigh is somewhat warmer than Rochester - with highs of 90°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
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Neuse River Trail ©
Neuse River Trail
Marbles Kids Museum ©
Marbles Kids Museum
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens

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.
Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Tidal Basin make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner .

You can fly from Raleigh to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Hersheypark and National Aquarium will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Baltimore: Gettysburg (Horseback Riding Tours, Victorian Photography Studio, & more). Next up on the itinerary: try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, admire all the interesting features of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and have some family-friendly fun at Urban Axes Baltimore.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Baltimore planning tool .

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Baltimore takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

Fun & Games Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Hersheypark
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Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Urban Axes Baltimore ©
Urban Axes Baltimore

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nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Bring the kids along to Longwood Gardens and Philadelphia Zoo. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Ocean City (Parasailing & Paragliding & Speed Boats Tours), Cape May County Park & Zoo (in Cape May Court House) and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, walk around Franklin Square, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planning site .

You can take a train from Baltimore to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ocean City, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Cape May County Park & Zoo, Longwood Gardens, Adventure Aquarium
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo

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