19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h
4
Boston
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Tampa, Florida

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.
Get some cultural insight at Antietam National Battlefield and National Air and Space Museum. National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg), Loch Raven Reservoir (in Phoenix) and Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, deepen your understanding at Georgetown University, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC journey builder website .

Tampa to Washington DC is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Tampa in November: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 59°F and lows are around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antietam National Battlefield, Horseshoe Casino, Loch Raven Reservoir, Gettysburg National Military Park
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Appreciate the collections at Barnes Foundation and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Valley Forge National Historical Park and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Independence National Historical Park, steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, and wander the streets of Society Hill.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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.
You'll explore and learn at 9/11 Memorial and The Museum of Modern Art. Get some cultural insight at Times Square and Hamilton Grange National Memorial. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Hook Mountain State Park in Valley Cottage, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, explore the landscape on two wheels at East River Waterfront Esplanade, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder website .

Take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Hook Mountain State Park
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

5
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.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cliff Walk. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Fine Arts and The House of the Seven Gables. Venture out of the city with trips to The Breakers (in Newport), Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth) and Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, make a trip to Newbury Street, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Boston visit planner .

Getting from New York City to Boston by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In November, Boston is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 52°F and lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport, Dolphin & Whale Watching, The House of the Seven Gables, Plymouth Rock, Marginal Way Walkway
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

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