18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Newark
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Wilmington
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 5 nights
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta


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5
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and wander the streets of Times Square.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City holiday maker .

Valletta, Malta to New York City is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Valletta to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, New York City is slightly colder than Valletta - with highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Philadelphia is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and admire the natural beauty at Chanticleer.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Newark.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chanticleer
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Chanticleer ©
Chanticleer
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

1
night
Newark

Newark ©
Newark is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, 12mi west-southwest of Wilmington. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Chespeake & Delaware Branch Canal, then ride a horse along Cozy Quarters Farm, and then stroll around Iron Hill Park.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Newark trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Newark by car takes about an hour. In December in Newark, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Newark

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Delaware City
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Cozy Quarters Farm ©
Cozy Quarters Farm
Iron Hill Park ©
Iron Hill Park
Chespeake & Delaware Branch Canal ©
Chespeake & Delaware Branch Canal

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Wilmington is the largest city in the state of Delaware, United States, built on the site of Fort Christina, the first Swedish settlement in North America. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Nemours Estate, then ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, and then get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Brandywine Creek State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Hagley Museum and Library, and then stroll around Brandywine Park.

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Wilmington is just a stone's throw from Newark. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Longwood Gardens
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Hagley Museum and Library ©
Hagley Museum and Library
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©

5
nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Washington DC journey app .

Traveling by train from Wilmington to Washington DC takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Washington DC are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Walking tours
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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