24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive
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Buffalo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Boston
— 4 nights
Drive
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New Paltz
— 1 night
Drive
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Jersey City
— 1 night
Train
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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
Drive
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Richmond
— 2 nights
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Pittsburgh

— 1 night

City of Bridges

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Johnny Angel's Ginchy Stuff and Music Museum and then see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of Learning, then admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh visit planner.

San Francisco to Pittsburgh is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Pittsburgh is 3 hours. In May in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Buffalo.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Buffalo

— 3 nights

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buffalo: Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls Observation Tower, &more) and Niagara Jet Adventures (in Youngstown). There's much more to do: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Niagara, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Buffalo trip planner.

Drive from Pittsburgh to Buffalo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Boston.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Boston

— 4 nights

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.
Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Brewster Gardens (in Plymouth) and Sandwich (Sandwich Glass Museum & Heritage Museums & Gardens). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, explore the different monuments and memorials at Granary Burying Ground, browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and pause for some photo ops at New England Holocaust Memorial.

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Getting from Buffalo to Boston by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to New Paltz.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

New Paltz

— 1 night
New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Fred J. Johnston Museum, relax in the rural setting at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, then admire the majestic nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve, and finally shop like a local with DM Weil Gallery.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read New Paltz trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Boston to New Paltz takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Boston in May, you will find days in New Paltz are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jersey City.

Things to do in New Paltz

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Jersey City

— 1 night
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Hoboken Waterfront Walkway, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, then take in nature's colorful creations at Presby Iris Gardens, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jersey City trip planner.

Drive from New Paltz to Jersey City in 2 hours. Traveling from New Paltz in May, Jersey City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Jersey City

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 4 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
When in Philadelphia, make a side trip to see Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, approximately Kennett Square away. The adventure continues: walk around Franklin Square, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, deepen your understanding at Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, and steep yourself in history at Independence Hall.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Jersey City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Cape May

— 2 nights

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
On the 22nd (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then experience rural life at Jersey Shore Alpacas, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at South Cape May Meadows, enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at Cape May Bird Observatory.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cape May road trip site.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Cape May takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Philadelphia in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Cape May, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Cape May

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 5 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Gettysburg (Devils Den, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

Make your Washington DC itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Cape May to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Cape May, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Richmond

— 2 nights

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
On the 29th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, admire the natural beauty at Maymont, then admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and finally look for gifts at For the Love of Chocolate. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Hollywood Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at African Burial Ground, and then ponder the world of politics at Virginia Capitol Building.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Richmond trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Washington DC to Richmond by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Catskill Region travel guide

3.9
Ski Areas · Theaters · History Museums

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.