18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Boston
— 1 day
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Portland
— 1 night
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New Haven
— 1 night
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Albany
— 1 night
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Buffalo
— 1 night
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Morgantown
— 1 day
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Charlotte
— 1 day
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Columbia
— 1 night
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Charleston
— 1 night
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Virginia Beach
— 1 day
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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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New York City
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Boston

— 1 day

Beantown

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 14th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, then wander the streets of Newbury Street, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Boston route planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Boston is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Jeddah to Boston, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Boston is little chillier than Jeddah - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Portland

— 1 night

The Forest City

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), visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Boston to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Boston in July since evenings lows in Portland dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to New Haven.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

New Haven

— 1 night
New Haven, in the U.S. On the 16th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center, explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hammonasset Beach State Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New Haven travel planner.

Getting from Portland to New Haven by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Portland in July since evenings lows in New Haven dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in New Haven

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Albany

— 1 night
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, get engrossed in the history at USS Slater DE-766, then contemplate the long history of Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, and finally examine the collection at Stephen and Harriet Myers House.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Albany day trip planner.

Getting from New Haven to Albany by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Buffalo.

Things to do in Albany

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Buffalo

— 1 night

Queen City

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), explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, stroll through Times Beach Preserve, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Buffalo trip planner.

You can drive from Albany to Buffalo in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Morgantown.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Morgantown

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for gifts at Old Stone House Gift Shop, then admire the masterpieces at Art Museum Of WVU, then trek along Cheat Lake Trail, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Coopers Rock State Forest.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Morgantown travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Buffalo to Morgantown takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July in Morgantown, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Morgantown

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Charlotte

— 1 day

The Queen City

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): test your team's savvy at Escape Kings, then identify plant and animal life at McDowell Nature Center and Preserve, and then explore the galleries of Carolina Raptor Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Charlotte road trip planning app.

Getting from Morgantown to Charlotte by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Morgantown in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Charlotte, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

Columbia

— 1 night

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): walk around Saluda Shoals Park and then hike along West Columbia Riverwalk.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Columbia vacation app.

You can drive from Charlotte to Columbia in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Charleston

— 1 night
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, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Charleston online holiday planner.

You can drive from Columbia to Charleston in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Virginia Beach

— 1 day

The Resort City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Henry Lighthouse, and finally immerse yourself in nature at First Landing State Park.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach travel route planning site.

Drive from Charleston to Virginia Beach in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and train. In July in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Washington DC

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then visit Old Town.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Washington DC road trip website.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 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

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and finally contemplate the long history of Independence Hall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia online visit planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Times Square and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Ocean Grove Beach (in Ocean Grove) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City journey planning site.

Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 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 · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.