24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Boston
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 3 nights
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Marginal Way Walkway and Hampton Beach State Park. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Strawbery Banke Museum (in Portsmouth), Newport Car Museum (in Portsmouth) and Ogunquit (Ogunquit Beach & Perkins Cove). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll around Boston Common, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and stop by Waterfront.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Boston is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Boston is minus 15 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Speed Boats Tours and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, stroll around The High Line, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City road trip planner.

You can fly from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in September, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Cape May City Beaches. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape May Lighthouse (in Cape May), Atlantic City Historical Museum (in Atlantic City) and Wildwood (Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market, The Fudge Factory, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Ocean City Boardwalk, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, meet the residents at Philadelphia Zoo, and walk around Grounds For Sculpture.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia road trip planning website.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Gettysburg National Military Park and Korean War Veterans Memorial. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center & Gettysburg Museum of History). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, pause for some photo ops at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Mount Washington. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pittsburgh: Ohiopyle State Park (in Ohiopyle) and Mill Run (Bear Run Nature Reserve & Fallingwater). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Strip District, explore the world behind art at The Andy Warhol Museum, get to know the resident critters at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, and meet the residents at National Aviary.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pittsburgh road trip app.

You can fly from Washington DC to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in September, with highs in Pittsburgh at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.