17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
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Detroit
— 5 nights
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New York City

— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and Empire State Building will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, take in nature's colorful creations at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

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London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Yo, Philly Rocky Film Tour, Independence National Historical Park and Masonic Temple. On the 6th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Masonic Temple, appreciate the history behind Rocky Statue, then get behind the scenes with The Yo, Philly Rocky Film Tour, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Pennsylvania. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Independence National Historical Park.

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Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Washington DC

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and finally pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

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Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Nature · Parks

Pittsburgh

— 2 nights

City of Bridges

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Carnegie Mellon University and Carnegie Museum of Natural History. On the 10th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at East Liberty Presbyterian Church, then make a trip to Carnegie Mellon University, and finally look for gifts at Sinful Sweets. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Mount Washington, then learn more about the world around you at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and then pause for some photo ops at Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Pittsburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in April; daily highs in Pittsburgh reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Detroit

— 5 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Family-friendly places like Toledo Museum of Art and Detroit Institute of Arts will thrill your kids. Explore Detroit's surroundings by going to Kalahari Waterparks (in Sandusky) and Toledo (Toledo Zoo & Veteran's Glass City Skyway). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, look for gifts at Pure Detroit, and take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront.

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Getting from Pittsburgh to Detroit by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pittsburgh in April, expect Detroit to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.