18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Salvador
bus + Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Lancaster
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Hershey
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Boston
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
7
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Vineyard Haven
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Salvador

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.
Bring the kids along to National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore--about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get your bearings at Library of Congress, ponder the world of politics at White House, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Washington DC online visit planner .

Salvador, Brazil to Washington DC is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Salvador to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. In December, Washington DC is much colder than Salvador - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 5th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, then learn and have fun at Longwood Gardens, then appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Independence Hall. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Please Touch Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then engage your brain at The Franklin Institute.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia holiday builder app .

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
The Franklin Institute ©
The Franklin Institute

1
night
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stop by Kitchen Kettle Village, get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, then see the interesting displays at Landis Valley Museum, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Bootleg Antiques.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lancaster day trip app .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in December, Lancaster is a bit cooler at night with lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Lancaster

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Bootleg Antiques, Kitchen Kettle Village
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The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village

3
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kids will enjoy Hersheypark and Room Escape Games. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hershey: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, Gettysburg National Military Park, & more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Harrisburg Holocaust Monument and do a tasting at Cullari Vineyards and Winery.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hershey trip planner.

You can drive from Lancaster to Hershey in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Harrisburg Holocaust Monument
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Room Escape Games
Gettysburg National Military Park ©

2
nights
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, then get curious at Carnegie Science Center, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, then stroll around Round Hill Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Sri Venkateswara Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh driving holiday tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hershey to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka, Round Hill Park
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Round Hill Park ©
Round Hill Park
Carnegie Science Center ©
Carnegie Science Center

2
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.
On the 13th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Museum of Science, then take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Boston trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Pittsburgh to Boston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Boston sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Museum of Science ©
Museum of Science

1
night
Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
On the 15th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Witch Pix, see the interesting displays at Peabody Essex Museum, then steep yourself in history at Salem Maritime National Historic Site, and finally steep yourself in history at The House of the Seven Gables.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Salem day trip app .

Traveling by train from Boston to Salem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Salem sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vineyard Haven.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Salem Witch Museum ©
Salem Witch Museum

3
nights
Vineyard Haven

Vineyard Haven ©
Vineyard Haven is a community within the town of Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): play a few rounds at Farm Neck Golf Club, then make a trip to Flying Horses Carousel, then admire the landmark architecture of Trinity Park Tabernacle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. On your second day here, get lost in a book at West Tisbury Free Public Library, get lost in a book at Edgartown Public Library, enjoy the sea views from Edgartown Lighthouse, then get lost in a book at Oak Bluffs Public Library, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mytoi.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vineyard Haven trip planner .

Drive from Salem to Vineyard Haven in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vineyard Haven

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, West Tisbury Free Public Library
Highlights from your plan
Farm Neck Golf Club ©
Farm Neck Golf Club
Flying Horses Carousel ©
Flying Horses Carousel
Trinity Park Tabernacle ©
Trinity Park Tabernacle

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