19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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Philadelphia
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Gettysburg
— 3 nights
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Arlington
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Boston
— 3 nights
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West Chester
— 1 night
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Cincinnati
— 3 nights
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Columbus
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, then contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and finally try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Boathouse Row, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia online tour planner.

Rochester to Philadelphia is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rochester in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Philadelphia, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Gettysburg

Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Gettysburg National Military Park and Little Round Top are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Antietam National Battlefield and Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Savor Gettysburg Food Tours, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, and take in the history at Artworks.

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

Drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Expect little chillier evenings in Gettysburg when traveling from Philadelphia in September, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

3
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Arlington

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Capital Crescent Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Old Town, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Arlington using our trip planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Arlington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Gettysburg in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Arlington, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Visiting Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and Washington Photo Safari will get you outdoors. National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC driving holiday planner.

Washington DC is just a short distance from Arlington. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Boston

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.
Get some cultural insight at Freedom Trail and North End. Visit Granary Burying Ground and Louisburg Square for their historical value. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, take a stroll through Newbury Street, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Boston driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Boston takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in September, with highs in Boston at 75°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to West Chester.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

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West Chester

West Chester is a borough and the county seat of Chester County, Pennsylvania in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Chaddsford Winery, explore the world behind art at Brandywine River Museum of Art, and then take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

Plan trip to West Chester with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Boston to West Chester. September in West Chester sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in West Chester

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Cincinnati

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and Cincinnati Museum Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Cincinnati to go to Fairfield and see Jungle Jim's International Market, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, stroll around Smale Riverfront Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Urban Artifact, and learn more about the world around you at Creation Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cincinnati online road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from West Chester to Cincinnati with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Cincinnati are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Columbus

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
On the 24th (Thu), sample some tasty brews at Pedal Wagon Columbus, take a stroll through Easton Town Center, then steep yourself in history at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and finally stop by Helen Winnemore's.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Columbus trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cincinnati to Columbus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Columbus can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.

Ohio travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.