19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Baltimore
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Paris

5
nights
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. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Tiles For America are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Times Square, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New York City travel route planner.

Paris, France to New York City is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Paris to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. Step out of the city life by going to Green Lane Nature Center and Wildlands Conservancy- Pool Wildlife Sanctuary. Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Medford to see Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Palmyra Cove Nature Park, admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, hike along Kelly Drive, and grab your bike and head to Cynwyd Heritage Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Wildlands Conservancy- Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Lane Nature Center, Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Palmyra Cove Nature Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Rodin Museum ©
Rodin Museum
Palmyra Cove Nature Park ©
Palmyra Cove Nature Park

2
nights
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Soldier's Delight Natural Environment Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Raven Reservoir, and then sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge and then let the kids burn off some steam at Centennial Park.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Baltimore trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Centennial Park, Loch Raven Reservoir, Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Soldier's Delight Natural Environment Area
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Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Centennial Park ©
Centennial Park

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Antietam National Battlefield and Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Hidden Oaks Nature Center (in Annandale) and Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary (in Lothian). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Baltimore to Washington DC in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Antietam National Battlefield, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
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.
Visiting Walden Pond State Reservation and North Hampton State Beach will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Newbury Street and Minute Man National Historical Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (in Scituate), Norris Reservation (in Norwell) and Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary (in Topsfield).

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Boston online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in May; daily highs in Boston reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Concord, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, North Hampton State Beach, Norris Reservation
Highlights from your plan
Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation
Newbury Street ©
Newbury Street
Minute Man National Historical Park ©