20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  18​h
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Raleigh
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
6
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Philadelphia Zoo, then witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center.

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Mumbai, India to Philadelphia is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Mumbai to Philadelphia. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in April: high temperatures in Philadelphia hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Rodin Museum ©
Rodin Museum
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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 National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Visiting Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, steep yourself in history at Georgetown University, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

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You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duke University Chapel and Historic Oakwood. Get outdoors at Sylvan Heights Bird Park and Carolina Tiger Rescue. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Raleigh: Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area (in Hillsborough) and Conservators Center (in Burlington). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Raleigh route planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Raleigh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Boston.

Things to do in Raleigh

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Duke University Chapel, Sylvan Heights Bird Park, Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, Carolina Tiger Rescue, Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Sylvan Heights Bird Park ©
Sylvan Heights Bird Park
Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Louisburg Square, then hike along Horn Pond, and then admire the majestic nature at Walden Pond State Reservation. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Boston route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Raleigh to Boston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Raleigh in May; daily highs in Boston reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Walden Pond State Reservation, Horn Pond, Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at One Niagara Welcome Center and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, then admire the masterpieces at Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, and then immerse yourself in nature at Reservoir State Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls route planner .

Getting from Boston to Niagara Falls by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. May in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Reservoir State Park ©
Reservoir State Park

4
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island capture your imagination. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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