17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Boston
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral. On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, kick back and relax at Ocean Grove Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at 8th Ave Jetty.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planning site.

Lugano, Switzerland to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Lugano in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Asbury Park, Ocean Grove Beach, Jenkinson's Aquarium
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Ocean Grove Beach ©
Ocean Grove Beach
Asbury Park Boardwalk ©
Asbury Park Boardwalk
Jenkinson's Aquarium ©
Jenkinson's Aquarium

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and Zooks Mill Covered Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Dutch Wonderland (in Lancaster) and Kitchen Kettle Village (in Intercourse). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Independence National Historical Park, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, and appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip maker.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Dutch Wonderland, Zooks Mill Covered Bridge, Kitchen Kettle Village
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Independence National Historical Park ©
Independence National Historical Park

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center & Gettysburg National Military Park). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Lockkeeper's House, pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at National Mall, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington National Cemetery
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Smithsonian American Art Museum ©
Smithsonian American Art Museum
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial ©
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Provincetown Library and St. Mary's Catholic Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: The Salt Cellar (in Portsmouth), Ogunquit (Ogunquit Beach & Marginal Way Walkway) and Newport (Cliff Walk & The Breakers). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf, get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Boston online day trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Boston by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, Boston is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Provincetown, Newport, Ogunquit, The Salt Cellar
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Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk
Provincetown Library ©
Provincetown Library
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

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