18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
1
Boston
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
3
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
4
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sandwich (Sandwich Glass Museum & Heritage Museums & Gardens), Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth) and Orchard House (in Concord). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, make a trip to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Boston planner .

London, UK to Boston is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Boston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sandwich, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Orchard House, Plymouth Rock
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park

3
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner .

Getting from Boston to Washington DC by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boston in October: highs in Washington DC hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Bury The Hatchet Bensalem (in Bensalem). There's much more to do: stroll through Wissahickon Valley Park, get your game on at Bury The Hatchet Philadelphia, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and admire the natural beauty at Chanticleer.

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You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bury The Hatchet Bensalem, Longwood Gardens, Chanticleer
Highlights from your plan
Bury The Hatchet Philadelphia ©
Bury The Hatchet Philadelphia
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

6
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: go for a walk through Central Park, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, take a stroll through Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online journey maker .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in New York City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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