17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Atlantic City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Boston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Plymouth
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Warsaw

4
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.
Ellis Island and New York Public Library will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at St. Patrick's Cathedral and St. Paul's Chapel. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, go for a walk through The High Line, and explore the world behind art at Frick Collection.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City itinerary site .

Warsaw, Poland to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Warsaw to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Warsaw in August, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Atlantic City.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

2
nights
Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): learn about all things military at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, then kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Atlantic City Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Emlen Physick Estate, then visit a coastal fixture at Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, then stroll through Wildwood Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lucy the Elephant.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Atlantic City travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from New York City to Atlantic City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Atlantic City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape May, Wildwood Beach, Lucy the Elephant, Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Lucy the Elephant ©
Lucy the Elephant

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia vacation maker website .

You can drive from Atlantic City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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 1st (Sat): stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Newseum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

Discover how to plan a Washington DC trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Salem.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
On the 3rd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at The Witch House/Corwin House, examine the collection at Salem Witch Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burying Point Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of The House of the Seven Gables, and finally explore the world behind art at Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Salem day trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Washington DC to Salem takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get a bit cooler in Salem: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Salem Witch Museum ©
Salem Witch Museum
Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery ©
Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and then explore and take pictures at Fenway Park.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Boston visit planner.

Boston is just a stone's throw from Salem. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Plymouth.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park

1
day
Plymouth

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.
On the 5th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Plymouth Rock, steep yourself in history at Mayflower II, and then take an in-depth tour of Plimoth Plantation.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Plymouth trip planner .

You can drive from Boston to Plymouth in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in September, plan for little chillier nights in Plymouth, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Plymouth

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation
Plymouth Rock ©
Plymouth Rock

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of The Elms, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Adams State Park, then explore and take pictures at Ocean Drive Historic District, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Plymouth to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Newport are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
Beavertail Lighthouse and Park ©
Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
The Breakers ©
The Breakers

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, then take in panoramic vistas at One World Observatory - World Trade Center, and then get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City road trip website .

You can drive from Newport to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Newport in September, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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