17 days in East Coast of USA & Philadelphia Itinerary

17 days in East Coast of USA & Philadelphia Itinerary

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17 days in East Coast of USA & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Plymouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Manchester

3
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 list of things to see and do now includes Bethesda Fountain, Central Park Zoo, Grand Central Terminal, and other attractions. Appreciate the collections at 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Times Square, and snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip builder website .

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Central Park ©
Central Park
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
Times Square ©
Times Square

2
nights
Plymouth

Rightly calling itself "America's Hometown," Plymouth holds a prominent place in the nation's history and culture as the site of the first Puritan colony.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then appreciate the history behind Plymouth Rock, and then contemplate the long history of Mayflower II.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Plymouth road trip planner.

Getting from Westport to Plymouth by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Westport in October, Plymouth is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. You will leave for Boston on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Plymouth

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Plymouth Rock ©
Plymouth Rock

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.
You've added Boston Massacre Site, Boston Pizza Tours, Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail and admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Boston online route planner .

You can drive from Plymouth to Boston in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 28th (Mon), you're off toWashington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

Cambridge
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Boston Sightseeing Tours ©
Boston Sightseeing Tours
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ©
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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.
You've added Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC, and other attractions to your itinerary. Let the collections at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and The National Archives Museum capture your imagination.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Boston to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boston in October: highs in Washington DC hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Tours Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Washington DC Urban Adventures ©
Washington DC Urban Adventures
The National Archives Museum ©
The National Archives Museum

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes City Hall, Washington Square Park and Big Bus Tours. On the 1st (Fri), get a taste of local nightlife at Big Bus Tours, contemplate the long history of Washington Square Park, get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, then make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia online visit planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Nightlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Washington Square Park ©
Washington Square Park
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
You've added The Hunger Games Exhibition, Fifth Avenue, School of Rock The Musical, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty National Monument. See some other sides of New York City: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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