17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
4
Lincoln
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Edinburgh

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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Edinburgh to New York City. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in June; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Bring the kids along to Longwood Gardens and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Cape May County Park & Zoo (in Cape May Court House) and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur). There's much more to do: stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, make a trip to Franklin Square, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and contemplate the long history of Logan Circle.

Plan trip to Philadelphia with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Longwood Gardens, Cape May County Park & Zoo
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©

4
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.
Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC vacation maker site .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

1
night
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park, cool off at Whales Tale Waterpark, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lincoln road trip app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Lincoln in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Lincoln hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Boston.

Things to do in Lincoln

Outdoors Theme Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Franconia Notch State Park
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Whales Tale Waterpark ©
Whales Tale Waterpark
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Museum of Fine Arts and Sandwich Glass Museum. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Heritage Museums & Gardens (in Sandwich), Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth) and Cape Cod Children's Museum (in Mashpee). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, get curious at Museum of Science, have fun and explore at Boston Children's Museum, and get advice or help at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Boston day trip planning site .

Getting from Lincoln to Boston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Lincoln in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Boston, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sandwich, Cape Cod Children's Museum, Plymouth Rock
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Children's Museum ©
Boston Children's Museum
Museum of Science ©
Museum of Science

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