16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Boston
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Concord
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
New York City
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Boston Public Garden and Plimoth Plantation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Fine Arts and Hampton Beach State Park. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Boston tour itinerary planner .

Salt Lake City to Boston is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Boston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, expect nights in Boston to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are slightly colder, around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Concord.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Plimoth Plantation, Hampton Beach State Park
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

2
nights
Concord

Concord ©
Concord is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Orchard House, then immerse yourself in nature at Walden Pond State Reservation, then steep yourself in history at Buckman Tavern, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Minute Man National Historical Park. On the next day, steep yourself in history at North Bridge, see the interesting displays at Discovery Museum, then grab your bike and head to Nashua River Rail Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nashua River Rail Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Concord trip tool .

Concord is very close to Boston. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Boston in June since evenings lows in Concord dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Concord

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Buckman Tavern, Nashua River Rail Trail, Discovery Museum, Nashua River Rail Trail
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Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Discovery Museum ©
Discovery Museum

4
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and New York Public Library. Step off the beaten path and head to Upper Delaware River and Peters Valley Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Frazetta Art Museum (in East Stroudsburg), Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie) and Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City visit site .

Getting from Concord to New York City by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Concord in June, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bushkill Falls, Frazetta Art Museum, Peters Valley Gallery, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Upper Delaware River
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
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.
On the 10th (Mon), admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and then contemplate the long history of Independence National Historical Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): stop by Di Bruno Bros, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and finally hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip planner .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Independence National Historical Park ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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.
Family-friendly places like Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Tidal Basin will thrill your kids. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gettysburg National Military Park and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Gettysburg to see Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Korean War Veterans Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, cool off at Georgetown Waterfront Park, and get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip builder website .

Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington National Cemetery
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