17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Bus
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Mount Vernon
Fly
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New York City
— 5 nights
Drive
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Newburgh
— 1 night
Drive
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Albany
— 1 night
Drive
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Salem
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boston
— 3 nights

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Washington DC

— 4 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes United States Capitol, The Pentagon, International Spy Museum, and other attractions. Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery. Do your shopping at Tysons Galleria Shopping Center and Dutch Village Farmers Market. There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and explore the world behind art at Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Plan my day in Washington DC using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Washington DC. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Mount Vernon.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. George Washington's Mount Vernon has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mount Vernon trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Washington DC to Mount Vernon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect little chillier with lows of 68°F in Mount Vernon. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

Museums · Historic Sites

New York City

— 5 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.
You've added Westfield World Trade Center, Mood Fabrics, Broadway, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at 9/11 Memorial and Sotheby's. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ellis Island and St. Patrick's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, wander the streets of Times Square, and hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your New York City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Mount Vernon to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Newburgh.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Newburgh

— 1 night
Newburgh is a city located in Orange County, New York, United States, 60mi north of New York City, and 90mi south of Albany, on the Hudson River. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): snap pictures at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, then get engrossed in the history at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, and then get some fabulous bargains at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, then shop like a local with DM Weil Gallery, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Angry Orchard.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Newburgh trip itinerary planner.

Getting from New York City to Newburgh by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Newburgh when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Newburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Albany

— 1 night
Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany day trip planning tool.

Getting from Newburgh to Albany by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 64°F. You will leave for Salem on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Salem

— 2 nights

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
You've now added Salem Witch Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Witch House, see the interesting displays at Salem Witch Museum, get engrossed in the history at The House of the Seven Gables, then view the masterpieces at Fished Impressions, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Pickering Wharf. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burying Point Cemetery, look for gifts at Crow Haven Corner, then explore the world behind art at Peabody Essex Museum, then appreciate the history behind Fishermen's Memorial Monument, and finally appreciate the history behind ChIJZ7C513oU44kR_USTDMYzJ_M.

Before you visit Salem, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Albany to Salem takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Salem are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Boston.

Things to do in Salem

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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.
You've now added Swan Boats to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House and Old South Meeting House. Museum of Fine Arts and New England Holocaust Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, take a stroll through Newbury Street, and take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Boston online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Salem to Boston by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Boston, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.