16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Baltimore
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Miami
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Seattle

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Goldsmith's Inlet and Cupsogue Beach County Park. 9/11 Memorial and New York City Hall will appeal to history buffs. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Point Lookout Beach (in Point Lookout), Ponquogue Beach (in Hampton Bays) and Ocean Grove Beach (in Ocean Grove). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Times Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Beach.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip app .

Seattle to New York City is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in New York City at 86°F and lows at 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Point Lookout Beach, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Lido Beach, Ocean Grove Beach, Goldsmith's Inlet
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Times Square ©
Times Square

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, then ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, and finally stroll the grounds of Christ Church. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then explore and take pictures at Independence National Historical Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia trip site .

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Fell's Point, then admire the architecture and history at Fort McHenry National Monument, then admire all the interesting features of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and finally take a stroll through Inner Harbor.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Baltimore tour planner .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Baltimore sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Fell's Point ©
Fell's Point
Oriole Park at Camden Yards ©
Oriole Park at Camden Yards

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, take a stroll through Capitol Hill, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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Take a train from Baltimore to Washington DC in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arlington, Old Town
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at South Beach and Haulover Beach Park. Get some historical perspective at Art Deco Historic District and St Patrick Catholic Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood) and Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Lincoln Road, shop like a local with Collins Avenue, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and have fun at Lock & Load Miami.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Miami trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Miami takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Aventura Mall, Hollywood Beach, Haulover Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

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