17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Boston
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
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Boston — 4 nights

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.
Step out of Boston with an excursion to Marginal Way Walkway in Ogunquit--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Boston travel itinerary planner.

Phoenix to Boston is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Phoenix in May, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Boston: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 50°F at night. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to New York City.
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New York City — 6 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and make a trip to Grand Central Terminal.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Boston to New York City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in New York City are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 3 nights

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at City Hall Visitor Center, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and finally stroll through Franklin Square. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Brandywine River Museum of Art, and finally try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia.

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Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 3 nights

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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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