16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 6 nights
— 2 nights
New York City
— 5 nights
— 2 nights


Washington DC — 6 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.
Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, browse the collection at Library of Congress, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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Los Angeles to Washington DC is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Washington DC is somewhat warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 86°F and lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.
Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Side Trips

Philadelphia — 2 nights

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 12th (Mon), get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally trek along Kelly Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Logan Circle, see the interesting displays at The Franklin Institute, then hike along Schuylkill River Trail, then witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and finally browse the different shops at King of Prussia Mall.

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Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to New York City.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

New York City — 5 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get outdoors at Speed Boats Tours and Henry Hudson Trail. You'll explore and learn at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Hook Mountain State Park (in Valley Cottage) and Henry Hudson Trail (in Matawan). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, walk around Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

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Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Boston.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails
Side Trips

Boston — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Traveling by flight from New York City to Boston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in June since evenings lows in Boston dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.