17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly:  8​h
1
Newark
— 1 day
Train:  30​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bushkill
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Brooklyn
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: San Jose

1
day
Newark

Newark ©
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Grounds For Sculpture and Wharton State Forest. On the 19th (Thu), delve into the lush surroundings at Wharton State Forest, take in the waterfront at Weehawken Recreation Pier, catch a live performance at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, then stroll around Grounds For Sculpture, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Newark trip itinerary planning tool .

San Jose to Newark is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Newark can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Newark

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trips

Weehawken Recreation Pier, Wharton State Forest, Grounds For Sculpture
Highlights from your plan
Grounds For Sculpture ©
Grounds For Sculpture
Weehawken Recreation Pier ©
Weehawken Recreation Pier

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 Washington Square Park, Flatiron Building, Grand Central Terminal, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary builder website .

New York City is very close to Newark. In September, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bushkill.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Liberty State Park, Little Italy in the Bronx
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
nights
Bushkill

Bushkill ©
Bushkill is an unincorporated community in Pike County, Pennsylvania, United States.Portions of Bushkill were seized by the United States government during the controversial Tocks Island Dam project and are now part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cohoes Falls, Falls View Park as well as Bushkill Falls. On the 22nd (Sun), admire the sheer force of Cohoes Falls, Falls View Park, deepen your understanding at Princeton University, then admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from One World Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Chinatown, cool off at Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, take in the dramatic scenery at Resica Falls, then admire the sheer force of Dingmans Falls, then don't miss a visit to Manhattan Skyline, and finally gain insight with Big Onion Walking Tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bushkill online trip builder .

You can drive from New York City to Bushkill in 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, Bushkill is little chillier at night with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Bushkill

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

New York City, Princeton University, Dingmans Falls, Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, Cohoes Falls, Falls View Park
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Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
Rockefeller Center ©
Rockefeller Center
Manhattan Skyline ©
Manhattan Skyline

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hickory Run State Park as well as Independence Hall. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Hickory Run State Park. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then steep yourself in history at Independence Hall.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Bushkill to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bushkill in September, Philadelphia is a bit warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Hickory Run State Park
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

5
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.
Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg--about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, ponder the world of politics at White House, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Bushkill to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Bushkill in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gettysburg National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
Brooklyn

Brooklyn ©
Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Brooklyn Bridge Park. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stroll around Brooklyn Bridge Park and then enjoy some diversion at Coney Island. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bronx Zoo, get engrossed in the history at Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brooklyn trip planner .

Fly from Washington DC to Brooklyn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Brooklyn sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
Brooklyn Botanic Garden ©
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Coney Island ©
Coney Island

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