18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  19​h 15​min
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Boston
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
New Haven
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Albany
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Buffalo
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
6
Morgantown
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
7
Charlotte
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Columbia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
10
Virginia Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Washington DC
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
12
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
13
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Jeddah

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, take a stroll through Newbury Street, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Boston trip planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Boston is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Boston is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Jeddah in July, expect Boston to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Newbury Street ©
Newbury Street

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Portland

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
On the 15th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Portland journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Boston to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Portland when traveling from Boston in July, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to New Haven.

Things to do in Portland

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Portland Head Light
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

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New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center, explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hammonasset Beach State Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our New Haven journey planner.

Getting from Portland to New Haven by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New Haven, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in New Haven

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center, Hammonasset Beach State Park
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Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center ©
Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Hammonasset Beach State Park ©
Hammonasset Beach State Park

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Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at New York State Museum, then take an in-depth tour of USS Slater DE-766, then steep yourself in history at Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Albany online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from New Haven to Albany takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Albany sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Buffalo.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
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New York State Museum ©
New York State Museum
USS Slater DE-766 ©
USS Slater DE-766

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Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 18th (Thu), Head underground at Cave of the Winds, then kick back and relax at Times Beach Preserve, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory Basilica.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Buffalo road trip planning app .

You can drive from Albany to Buffalo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Morgantown.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Cave of the Winds
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Times Beach Preserve ©
Times Beach Preserve
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

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Morgantown

Morgantown ©
Morgantown is a city in and the county seat of Monongalia County, West Virginia, situated along the banks of the Monongahela River. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stop by Old Stone House Gift Shop, then explore the world behind art at Art Museum Of WVU, then trek along Cheat Lake Trail, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Coopers Rock State Forest.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Morgantown trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Buffalo to Morgantown takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Morgantown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Coopers Rock State Forest
Highlights from your plan
Coopers Rock State Forest ©
Coopers Rock State Forest
Art Museum Of WVU ©
Art Museum Of WVU

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get your game on at Escape Kings, then look for all kinds of wild species at McDowell Nature Center and Preserve, and then engage your brain at Carolina Raptor Center.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Charlotte tour builder .

Getting from Morgantown to Charlotte by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Morgantown in July, expect nights in Charlotte to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Columbia.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks Wildlife Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Carolina Raptor Center
Highlights from your plan
Carolina Raptor Center ©
Carolina Raptor Center
Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings

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Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
On the 21st (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Saluda Shoals Park, hike along West Columbia Riverwalk, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbia online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Charlotte to Columbia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. July in Columbia sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

West Columbia Riverwalk
Highlights from your plan
Saluda Shoals Park ©
Saluda Shoals Park
Room Escape Games

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Meyer Vogl Gallery, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Charleston trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Columbia to Charleston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Meyer Vogl Gallery ©
Meyer Vogl Gallery

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Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, then stroll through Virginia Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Henry Lighthouse, and finally immerse yourself in nature at First Landing State Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Virginia Beach tour app .

Getting from Charleston to Virginia Beach by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. July in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
First Landing State Park ©
First Landing State Park
Cape Henry Lighthouse ©
Cape Henry Lighthouse

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip planner .

Fly from Virginia Beach to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Old Town
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia itinerary maker app .

Take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fifth Avenue and American Museum of Natural History. You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Ocean Grove Beach (in Ocean Grove) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Times Square and don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City online trip maker .

Getting from Philadelphia to New York City by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Ocean Grove Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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