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22 days in United States Itinerary
Start: New York City
New York City— 2 nights
train: 1h 30min
Philadelphia— 5 nights
train: 1h 45min
Washington DC— 5 nights
Fly: 3h 30min
Atlanta— 4 nights
Fly: 7h 15min
Orlando— 4 nights
Fly: 5h 45min
End: New York City
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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.Head to Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Marketfor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read New York City trip maker site .
The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New York City. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Philadelphia.
Things to do in New York City
The City of Brotherly Love
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.For shopping fun, head to Wildwood Boardwalk or Smithville Peanut Butter Company. Escape the urban bustle at Cape May City Beaches and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Dutch Wonderland (in Lancaster), Stone Harbor Point (in Stone Harbor) and Wildwood (Kona Surf Co. & Wildwood Beach). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, take an in-depth tour of Independence Hall, and kick back and relax at Ventnor City Beach.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip itinerary planner .
You can take a bus from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to Washington DC.
Things to do in Philadelphia
Wildwood, Kitchen Kettle Village, Ventnor City Beach, Stone Harbor Point, Dutch Wonderland
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.You'll explore and learn at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center and National Air and Space Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Skyline Drive and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (The Lion Potter of Gettysburg & Gettysburg National Military Park). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC attractions planner.
You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Atlanta.
Things to do in Washington DC
Gettysburg, Arlington, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Skyline Drive
The Capital of the South
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.Little White House and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stone Mountain Park and Sea Creek Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Helen (Raven Cliff Falls & Anna Ruby Falls), Mercier Orchards (in Blue Ridge) and Wild Animal Safari (in Pine Mountain).
For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip planner .
You can fly from Washington DC to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. July in Atlanta sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Orlando.
Things to do in Atlanta
Helen, Mercier Orchards, Stone Mountain Park, Sea Creek Falls, Wild Animal Safari
Theme Park Capital of the World
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach) and Homosassa (The Glass Garage & Alpaca Magic USA). There's much more to do: get some fabulous bargains at Orlando International Premium Outlets, stop by World of Chocolate Museum and Cafe, browse the different shops at The Florida Mall, and discover the magic at World of Disney.
For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Orlando itinerary builder app .
Drive from Atlanta to Orlando in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Orlando
Homosassa, Beach at Daytona Beach, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
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