19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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New Haven
— 1 night
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Mystic
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Newport
— 1 night
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Provincetown
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Boston
— 1 night
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Albany
— 1 night
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Ithaca
— 2 nights
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Watkins Glen
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Corning
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Harrisburg
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Hershey
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Intercourse
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Philadelphia
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Washington DC
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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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planning tool.

Jerusalem, Israel to Washington DC is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Jerusalem in August since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 25°C. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, wander the streets of Times Square, and admire the striking features of Chrysler Building.

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Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. You will leave for New Haven on the 2nd (Fri).
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

New Haven — 1 night

New Haven, in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010. On the 2nd (Fri), contemplate the long history of The Mark Twain House & Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Sleeping Giant State Park. On the next day, deepen your understanding at Yale University, then get a new perspective on nature at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, then explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery, and finally take in the views from Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New Haven trip planning app.

You can drive from New York City to New Haven in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in New Haven, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Mystic.
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Mystic

A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mystic online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from New Haven to Mystic takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off to Newport.
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Newport — 1 night

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then see the interesting displays at The Breakers, then get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Newport trip builder.

Traveling by car from Mystic to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Newport are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly to Provincetown.
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Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Provincetown

Birthplace of American Liberty

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Provincetown tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Newport to Provincetown takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You'll set off for Boston on the 4th (Sun).
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Boston — 1 night

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
On the 5th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

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You can fly from Provincetown to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Boston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.
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Albany — 1 night

Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. On the 6th (Tue), walk around Washington Park, immerse yourself in nature at Saratoga Spa State Park, and then stroll around Congress Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at New York State Capitol, then take an in-depth tour of USS Slater DE-766, then look for all kinds of wild species at New York State Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Albany trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Boston to Albany takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Boston in September since evenings lows in Albany dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ithaca.
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Ithaca — 2 nights

Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ithaca tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Albany to Ithaca by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ithaca can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Watkins Glen.
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Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature
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Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Barnstormer Winery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Watkins Glen attractions planner.

Drive from Ithaca to Watkins Glen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Corning.
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Corning

Corning is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States, on the Chemung River. On the 9th (Fri), explore the world behind art at The Rockwell Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Corning day trip planning tool.

Corning is just a stone's throw from Watkins Glen. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Harrisburg.
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Harrisburg — 1 night

Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Paulus Farm Market.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Harrisburg trip builder.

You can drive from Corning to Harrisburg in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Corning in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Harrisburg. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hershey.
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Hershey

Chocolatetown, USA

Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Hershey Gardens.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hershey trip itinerary app.

Hershey is just a short distance from Harrisburg. In September, daytime highs in Hershey are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Intercourse.
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Intercourse

Intercourse is an unincorporated village and census-designated place in Leacock Township, Lancaster County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, east of Lancaster on Pennsylvania Route 340. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to The Old Candle Barn and then stop by Jam & Relish Kitchen.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Intercourse road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Hershey to Intercourse takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Intercourse can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Intercourse to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Intercourse in September, Philadelphia is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. On the 10th (Sat), you're off to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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Rhode Island travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Beaches
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.
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Cape Cod travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Specialty Museums
Located on the southern shore of Massachusetts, Cape Cod contains some 15 towns and two islands. The arm-shaped peninsula is a popular holiday destination throughout the year because of its historical attractions, art galleries, award-winning restaurants, and a scenic coastline dotted by sandy beaches. Start your sightseeing in Provincetown, located at the very tip of the cape and famous for being the site of the first Pilgrims' landing in 1620. From there you can hit up all of the Cape's other small towns, renowned for their comfortable bed and breakfasts and distinctive cuisine of fresh fish and oyster dishes. This maritime community features more than a dozen lighthouses. Part of experiencing the Cape means a trip to its two islands--which showcase several lighthouses and numerous restaurants.
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Finger Lakes travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · State Parks · Specialty Museums
New York's Wine Country
Defined by wine and water, the Finger Lakes region includes 11 elongated bodies of water spread over 130 km (80 mi) of rolling countryside in the northern section of the state of New York. In addition to the picturesque waterways, the Finger Lakes' main vacation attraction is its more than 100 wineries: the area is a top wine region, often referred to as the East Coast's answer to California's Napa Valley. Tour the wineries and recreational areas dotting the slopes above the lakes, but don't forget to include a trip or two to the region's vibrant towns, known for their lively culinary and nightlife scenes.
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