17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  2​h
1
Philadelphia
— 1 day
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Buffalo
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Albany
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
7
Boston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Grafton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Quechee
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
13
Swanton
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
day
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, then identify plant and animal life at Palmyra Cove Nature Park, and then take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square.

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Newark to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
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Palmyra Cove Nature Park ©
Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Rittenhouse Square ©
Rittenhouse Square

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 9th (Tue): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, then identify plant and animal life at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Washington DC are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, Hidden Oaks Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

1
night
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, then admire the landmark architecture of Hartwood Acres, then identify plant and animal life at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, and finally view the masterpieces at Pittsburgh Glass Center Studios.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh journey site .

You can fly from Washington DC to Pittsburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in April; daily highs in Pittsburgh reach 63°F and lows reach 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Buffalo.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Hartwood Acres, Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve ©
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
Pittsburgh Glass Center ©
Pittsburgh Glass Center

1
night
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Tifft Nature Preserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, then take in the exciting artwork at Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory Basilica.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Buffalo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Buffalo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in April: high temperatures in Buffalo hover around 55°F and lows are around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center
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Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve ©
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 13th (Sat), get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, explore the world behind art at Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, get engrossed in the history at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, then stop by Three Sisters Trading Post, and finally browse the different shops at One Niagara "The Gateway to the Falls".

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Niagara Falls is just a short distance from Buffalo. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in April, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Shopping Museums
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1
day
Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. On the 14th (Sun), browse the exhibits of New York State Museum, then take a tour of USS Slater DE-766, then buy something for everyone on your list at Crossgates Mall, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Colonie Center.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Albany trip planner .

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Albany in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In April in Albany, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Colonie Center
Highlights from your plan
New York State Museum ©
New York State Museum
USS Slater DE-766 ©
USS Slater DE-766
Colonie Center ©
Colonie Center

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Boston journey planner.

Traveling by car from Albany to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. April in Boston sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Faneuil Hall Marketplace ©
Faneuil Hall Marketplace

1
night
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. On the 16th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Strawbery Banke Museum, browse the exhibits of John Paul Jones House, then look for gifts at Kittery Trading Post, then get engrossed in the history at USS Albacore Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Market Square.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Portsmouth journey planner .

Drive from Boston to Portsmouth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kittery Trading Post
Highlights from your plan
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
USS Albacore Museum ©
USS Albacore Museum
Kittery Trading Post ©
Kittery Trading Post

1
night
Portland

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at L.L. Bean Factory Store, then examine the collection at Portland Head Light, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Portland travel route builder .

You can drive from Portsmouth to Portland in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In April, daytime highs in Portland are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Portland

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

L.L. Bean Factory Store, Portland Head Light
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, view the masterpieces at Tiles For America, and then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Kee's Chocolates, get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Girlfriend NYC, and then shop like a local with Fifth Avenue.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New York City journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Portland to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Portland in April, with highs in New York City at 61°F and lows at 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Museums Tours
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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night
Grafton

Grafton ©
Grafton is a town in Windham County, Vermont, United States. On the 20th (Sat), stop by Vermont Country Store, take an in-depth tour of The Fort at #4, then take in the exciting artwork at DaVallia Art & Accents, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Jamaica State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grafton route planner .

Getting from New York City to Grafton by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in April; daily highs in Grafton reach 55°F and lows reach 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Quechee.

Things to do in Grafton

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Vermont Country Store, Jamaica State Park, DaVallia Art & Accents, The Fort at No. 4 Open Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Jamaica State Park ©
Jamaica State Park
DaVallia Art & Accents ©
DaVallia Art & Accents
Vermont Country Store ©
Vermont Country Store

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Quechee

Quechee ©
Quechee is a census-designated place and one of five unincorporated villages in the town of Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont, United States. On the 21st (Sun), look for gifts at Pierce's Store, relax in the rural setting at Billings Farm & Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) Nature Center. On your second day here, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Quechee Gorge Village Vermont Antique Mall, browse the exhibits of Montshire Museum of Science, then gain insight at AVA Gallery and Art Center, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Eshqua Bog Natural Area.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Quechee trip planning site .

You can drive from Grafton to Quechee in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Swanton.

Things to do in Quechee

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

AVA Gallery and Art Center, Pierce's Store, Eshqua Bog Natural Area, Montshire Museum of Science, Billings Farm & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Billings Farm & Museum ©
Billings Farm & Museum
Montshire Museum of Science ©
Montshire Museum of Science
Eshqua Bog Natural Area ©
Eshqua Bog Natural Area

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nights
Swanton

Swanton
On the 23rd (Tue), look for gifts at Hero's Welcome, then look for all kinds of wild species at Goodsell Ridge Preserve, then steep yourself in history at Alice T. Miner Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Shrine.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Swanton trip app .

Traveling by car from Quechee to Swanton takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Swanton are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Swanton

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Isle La Motte, Hero's Welcome, Alice T. Miner Museum
Highlights from your plan
St. Anne's Shrine ©
St. Anne's Shrine
Alice T. Miner Museum ©
Alice T. Miner Museum

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