20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Boston
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New York City

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.
Get in touch with nature at Speed Boats Tours and Hook Mountain State Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Black Creek Preserve in Esopus, approximately Esopus away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take a stroll through Times Square.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planning tool.

Lisbon, Portugal to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lisbon in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Visiting Valley Forge National Historical Park and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Barnes Foundation and Eastern State Penitentiary. Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Kennett Square to see Longwood Gardens about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

To find out how to plan a trip to Philadelphia, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Georgetown University.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip website.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Race Point Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your inner history buff will appreciate Marginal Way Walkway and Cliff Walk. Change things up with a short trip to Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown (about 2h 15 min away). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Newbury Street, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, make a trip to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and stop by Brookline Booksmith.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Boston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect nights in Boston to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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.