23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Atlantic City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
5
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Rochester
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Boston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
9
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Lancaster
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: New York City

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to 9/11 Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Fifth Avenue and then don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City itinerary planner.

Valletta, Malta to New York City is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Valletta in August, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Atlantic City.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

2
nights
Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
On the 12th (Mon), look for gifts at Wildwood Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches, then steep yourself in history at Emlen Physick Estate, and finally take in the waterfront at Atlantic City Boardwalk. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and then browse the different shops at The Playground at Caesars.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Atlantic City trip builder website .

Drive from New York City to Atlantic City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Atlantic City dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cape May, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Wildwood Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Atlantic City Boardwalk ©
Atlantic City Boardwalk
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence Hall. Get some historical perspective at Liberty Bell Center and Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Green Lane Nature Center (in Green Lane) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia trip tool .

Drive from Atlantic City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Green Lane Nature Center, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip builder .

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 19th (Mon), get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, then contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, and then Head underground at Cave of the Winds. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then get a taste of the local shopping with Walden Galleria Mall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory Basilica.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip maker app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect Niagara Falls to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Walden Galleria Mall, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
On the 21st (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Genesee Country Village & Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ontario Beach Park. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at George Eastman Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Eastview Mall, and then admire the natural beauty at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rochester online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Rochester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Rochester, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Genesee Country Village & Museum, Eastview Mall, Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Genesee Country Village & Museum ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum
George Eastman Museum ©
George Eastman Museum
Eastview Mall ©
Eastview Mall

1
night
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 23rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, make a trip to Newbury Street, then don't miss a visit to Charles Street, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Louisburg Square. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail and then get a taste of the local shopping with Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Boston online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Rochester to Boston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Boston

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Faneuil Hall Marketplace ©
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

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nights
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, then take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then admire all the interesting features of Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, and finally view the masterpieces at Pittsburgh Glass Center Studios. On your second day here, take a stroll through The Strip District, admire all the interesting features of PNC Park, get engrossed in the history at Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History, then view the masterpieces at The Society for Contemporary Craft, and finally stop by Larrimor's.

Plan trip to Pittsburgh with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Boston to Pittsburgh by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve ©
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
Pittsburgh Glass Center ©
Pittsburgh Glass Center

2
nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, explore the galleries of Jennie Wade House, then contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, then explore and take pictures at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, then look for gifts at The Lion Potter of Gettysburg, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gettysburg trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. August in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan

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nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Christiane David Gallery, get engrossed in the history at National Civil War Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Hershey Story, identify plant and animal life at Wolf Sanctuary of PA, then stop by Kitchen Kettle Village, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Kauffman's Fruit Farm & Market.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lancaster sightseeing planner.

Drive from Gettysburg to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Lancaster are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Kauffman's Fruit Farm & Market, The Hershey Story, Kitchen Kettle Village, National Civil War Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Hershey Story ©
The Hershey Story
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village

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