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22 days in United States Itinerary
Drive: 3h 15min
Baltimore— 2 nights
Philadelphia— 6 nights
Drive: 1h 45min
New York City— 6 nights
Boston— 6 nights
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City of Firsts
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.Step out of the city life by going to Betterton Beach and Fort McHenry National Monument. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Air and Space Museum and Historical Society of Kent County. Get out of town with these interesting Baltimore side-trips: Annapolis (U.S. Naval Academy & Annapolis Historic District), Old Town (in Alexandria) and National Portrait Gallery (in Washington DC). There's more to do: take a stroll through Fell's Point.
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Charlottesville to Baltimore is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Charlottesville in August, Baltimore is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.
Things to do in Baltimore
Annapolis, Washington DC, Betterton Beach, Old Town, Historical Society of Kent County
The City of Brotherly Love
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.Get a sense of the local culture at Independence Hall and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Museum-lovers will appreciate Eastern State Penitentiary and Barnes Foundation. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Sunset Beach (in Lower Township), Cape May (Emlen Physick Estate, World War II Lookout Tower, & more) and No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum (in Lansford). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of American Jewish History, don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center, and stroll the grounds of Christ Church.
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Getting from Baltimore to Philadelphia by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a train to New York City.
Things to do in Philadelphia
Cape May, Sunset Beach, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum, Asa Packer Mansion
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 the less-touristy side of things at Sam's Point Preserve and Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve. Escape the urban bustle at Black Creek Preserve and Lakota Wolf Preserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Harrybrooke Park (in New Milford), Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge (in Wallkill) and Steep Rock Reservation (in Washington Depot). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, stop by HIckory Stick Bookshop, admire all the interesting features of Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.
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Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Boston.
Things to do in New York City
Washington, Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve, Black Rock Forest Consortium, Sam's Point Preserve, Lakota Wolf Preserve
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.Visit Race Point Beach and Long Sands Beach for some beach relaxation. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Fine Arts and Plimoth Plantation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse (in York), Tributary Brewing (in Kittery) and Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum (in Provincetown). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of The Elms, admire all the interesting features of Boston African American National Historic Site, appreciate the history behind New England Holocaust Memorial, and contemplate the long history of Marble House.
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Getting from New York City to Boston by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Boston, with lows around 65°F. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Things to do in Boston
Newport, Provincetown, Long Sands Beach, Nubble Lighthouse, Plimoth Plantation
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