18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Boston
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hershey
— 2 nights
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Boston

— 3 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Heritage Museums & Gardens and Cape Cod Children's Museum. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Concord Museum (in Concord), Sandwich Glass Museum (in Sandwich) and Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth). There's still lots to do: stroll around Boston Public Garden, visit North End, steep yourself in history at The Paul Revere House, and get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Boston online vacation planner.

Sacramento to Boston is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Sacramento in June, expect nights in Boston to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New York City

— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, go for a walk through Times Square, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Boston to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Hershey

— 2 nights

Chocolatetown, USA

Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get to know the resident critters at ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park and then get in on the family fun at Hersheypark.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hershey visit planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to Hershey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Hershey sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Bring the kids along to Longwood Gardens and Philadelphia Museum of Art. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Philadelphia Zoo, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, walk around Franklin Square, and pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia route planner.

Getting from Hershey to Philadelphia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Change things up with a short trip to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore (about 1 hour away). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip tool.

Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Casinos

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.