17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Newark
— 1 night
Drive
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Montclair
— 2 nights
Drive
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New York City
— 3 nights
Drive
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New Haven
— 1 night
Drive
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Boston
— 3 nights
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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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, ponder the world of politics at The Pentagon, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC holiday planning website.

Little Rock to Washington DC is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Little Rock to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, walk around Franklin Square, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center, and finally hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia vacation planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Newark.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Newark

— 1 night
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. On the 28th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lucy's Church, then contemplate the long history of Newark Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Princeton University Chapel, then deepen your understanding at Princeton University, then stop by Landau's, and finally don't miss a visit to Asbury Park Boardwalk.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Newark tour itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Newark in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Montclair.

Things to do in Newark

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Montclair

— 2 nights
Montclair is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, admire the masterpieces at Montclair Art Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Van Vleck House & Gardens, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church. On the next day, stop by Rockland Bakery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bergen County Zoological Park, then explore the striking landscape of Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Presby Iris Gardens.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Montclair trip maker website.

Montclair is just a short distance from Newark. In May, daily temperatures in Montclair can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Montclair

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

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 museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Central Park, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read New York City travel planning app.

You can drive from Montclair to New York City in an hour. Another option is to drive. May in New York City sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to New Haven.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

New Haven

— 1 night
New Haven, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery, then admire the striking features of New Haven Railroad Station, then learn more about the world around you at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and finally gain insight at Yale University.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New Haven trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from New York City to New Haven takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in June, New Haven is a bit cooler at night with lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Boston.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums · Historic Sites

Boston

— 3 nights

Beantown

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, then buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skywalk Observatory. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, then visit North End, and finally stroll around Boston Common.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Boston tour planning tool.

You can drive from New Haven to Boston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. June in Boston sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 60°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.