17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  8​h
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
5
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
You've added National Mall, National World War II Memorial, United States Capitol, and other attractions to your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Shenandoah Valley Artworks and Strasburg Emporium Antiques. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will appeal to museum buffs. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and browse the collection at Library of Congress.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip tool .

Los Angeles to Washington DC is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect Washington DC to be somewhat warmer, temps between 86°F and 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Strasburg, Gettysburg, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Arlington National Cemetery
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1
night
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Hersheypark has been added to your itinerary.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hershey trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Washington DC to Hershey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 64°F in Hershey. On the 20th (Sat), you're off toPhiladelphia.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 20th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Independence Hall, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Christ Church, and finally shop like a local with Philadelphia's Magic Gardens.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip website .

Traveling by car from Hershey to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. June in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

7
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Cedar Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Cupsogue Beach County Park and Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Cragsmoor (Ice Caves and Verkeerderkill Falls Trail Hike & Sam's Point Preserve), Adams Fairacre Farms (in Wappingers Falls) and Upper Delaware River (in Narrowsburg). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, browse the collection at Butterfield Library, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary planning website .

Take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in New York City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cragsmoor, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Bushkill Falls, Butterfield Library, Cedar Beach
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls

2
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.
On the 29th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Old North Church & Historic Site, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Quincy Market, then browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and finally explore and take pictures at Fenway Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then make a trip to Newbury Street, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Boston holiday planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Boston, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Old North Church & Historic Site ©
Old North Church & Historic Site
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Faneuil Hall Marketplace ©
Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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