25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
2
New York City
— 2 nights
3
Hartford
— 2 nights
4
Boston
— 5 nights
5
Springfield
— 2 nights
6
Albany
— 2 nights
7
Syracuse
— 2 nights
8
Scranton
— 2 nights
9
Harrisburg
— 3 nights
10
Lancaster
— 2 nights

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, get to know the fascinating history of Independence Mall, steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, thenponder the world of politics at City Hall Visitor Center, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and finally take in panoramic vistas at One Liberty Observation Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Franklin Square, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, thensee the interesting displays at Penn Museum, thentake in the architecture and design of University of Pennsylvania, and finally make a trip to 30th Street Station.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia online tour itinerary planner.

Newark to Philadelphia is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In May in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Franklin Square ©
Franklin Square

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, make a trip to Washington Square Park, thenhit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at New York Public Library. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Met Cloisters, take a stroll through Greenwich Village, and then stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip app.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, you will find days in New York City are little chillier (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Hartford.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
Greenwich Village ©
Greenwich Village

2
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Bushnell Plaza Sculpture Garden, thenstroll the grounds of Cedar Hill Cemetery, thenengage your brain at Connecticut Science Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Old State House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at The Mark Twain House & Museum, admire the striking features of Connecticut State Capitol, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Ancient Burying Ground.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hartford trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from New York City to Hartford in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Hartford, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Hartford

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Hill Cemetery ©
Cedar Hill Cemetery
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Old State House ©
Old State House

5
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Public Library. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, stroll around Boston Common, take in panoramic vistas at Prudential Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles River Esplanade.

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Drive from Hartford to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Hartford in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Boston, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Springfield.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Highlights from your plan
Arnold Arboretum ©
Arnold Arboretum
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

2
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is a city in western New England, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): appreciate the history behind William Pynchon Statue, appreciate the history behind Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, explore the activities along Watershops Pond, thenadmire the masterpieces at The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, and finally deepen your understanding at Springfield College. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Springfield Armory National Historic Site, thenlearn more about the world around you at Springfield Museums, and then try your luck at MGM Springfield.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Springfield vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Boston to Springfield takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Springfield sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum ©
The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum
Springfield College ©
Springfield College
Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden ©

2
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll around Washington Park, thentake in panoramic vistas at Erastus Corning II Tower, thenadmire the landmark architecture of New York State Education Department, and finally ponder the world of politics at New York State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Shaker Heritage Society, look for all kinds of wild species at Albany Pine Bush Preserve, thensample the tasty concoctions at C.H. Evans Brewing Co., and finally sample the fine beverages at Nine Pin Cider Works.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Albany trip planner.

Getting from Springfield to Albany by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Albany can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Albany Pine Bush Preserve ©
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Washington Park ©
Washington Park
New York State Capitol ©
New York State Capitol

2
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. On the 17th (Wed), get outside with Syracuse Chiefs, admire the striking features of Niagara Mohawk Building, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Clinton Square, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jerry Rescue Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at E.M. Mills Rose Garden and then contemplate the waterfront views at Webster Pond.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Syracuse journey planner.

Traveling by car from Albany to Syracuse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Syracuse can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Scranton.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
E.M. Mills Rose Garden ©
E.M. Mills Rose Garden
Webster Pond ©
Webster Pond
Niagara Mohawk Building ©
Niagara Mohawk Building

2
nights
Scranton

Scranton ©
Scranton is the sixth-largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania behind Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie and Reading. On the next day, look for gifts at Noteology, trek along Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, thentake an in-depth tour of Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Scranton sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Syracuse to Scranton in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. May in Scranton sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Harrisburg.

Things to do in Scranton

Parks Museums Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lackawanna River Heritage Trail ©
Lackawanna River Heritage Trail
Everhart Museum ©
Everhart Museum
Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den ©
Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den

3
nights
Harrisburg

Harrisburg ©
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Patrick, thenmake a trip to Harrisburg Holocaust Monument, thenexamine the collection at Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildwood Park.

Discover how to plan a Harrisburg trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Scranton to Harrisburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Harrisburg are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Wildwood Park ©
Wildwood Park
Pennsylvania National Fire Museum ©
Pennsylvania National Fire Museum
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and Long's Park. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Historic St. Mary's Catholic Church, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lancaster trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Harrisburg to Lancaster in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Highlights from your plan
Historic Rock Ford ©
Historic Rock Ford
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland

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