21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
4
Boston
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gettysburg National Military Park and Skyline Drive. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center (in Gettysburg) and Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville). Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC road trip planning site .

Kansas City to Washington DC is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Washington DC. June in Washington DC sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Skyline Drive, Arlington National Cemetery, Copper Fox Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

5
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wildwood Beach and Stone Harbor Point. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Cape May (Cape May Lighthouse & Cape May City Beaches), Ocean City (Speed Boats Tours & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Wildwood (Original Old Time Photo & Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland and ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia route planner .

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Outdoors Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wildwood, Cape May, Ocean City, Dutch Wonderland, Stone Harbor Point
Highlights from your plan
Wildwood Beach ©
Wildwood Beach
Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip planning website .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

5
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marginal Way Walkway and The Breakers. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Tributary Brewing (in Kittery), Ogunquit Beach (in Ogunquit) and Newport (Cliff Walk & St. Mary's Catholic Church). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Boston journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Boston when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Newport, Ogunquit, Tributary Brewing, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Provincetown Library
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

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