25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
train:  45​min
1
Baltimore
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 8 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
6
Hartford
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
7
New York City
— 1 night
End: New York City

2
nights
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take a stroll through Annapolis Towne Centre and then learn about all things military at U.S. Naval Academy. On the next day, wander the streets of Fell's Point, then take in the history at Fort McHenry National Monument, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Federal Hill Park.

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Washington DC to Baltimore is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Baltimore are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis Towne Centre
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy
Fell's Point ©
Fell's Point

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
You've added Hard Rock Cafe Nashville, B.B. King's Blues Club, Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theater, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lotz House Museum and Stones River National Battlefield. You'll explore and learn at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and Tennessee State Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Arrington Vineyards (in Arrington) and McGavock Confederate Cemetery (in Franklin). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, get engrossed in the history at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nashville online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Baltimore to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife Museums Tours

Side Trips

Franklin, Arrington Vineyards, Stones River National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Arrington Vineyards ©
Arrington Vineyards

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
You've added Crescent City Brewhouse, Sing Sing, House Of Blues, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Garden District and French Quarter. Popular historic sites such as Royal Street and Jackson Square are in your itinerary. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to Whitney Plantation in Wallace, about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nashville in October: highs in New Orleans hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New Orleans

Nightlife Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Popular historic sites such as Independence Hall and Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Museum. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, take a stroll through Society Hill, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and engage your brain at Mutter Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia attractions planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Philadelphia by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Philadelphia, with lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

8
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes 230 FIFTH ROOFTOP BAR NYC, The King and I and Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Times Square and Grey Towers National Historic Site. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: The Museum at Bethel Woods (in Bethel), Cupsogue Beach County Park (in Westhampton Beach) and Belmar Beach (in Belmar). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at New York Public Library, enjoy the sand and surf at Cedar Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at 8th Ave Jetty, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip maker site .

You can take a bus from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Hartford.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bay Head Beach, Corey Beach, Brook hollow winery, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

4
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Appreciate the collections at Norman Rockwell Museum and Springfield Museums. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sparkling Pointe and Florence Griswold Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Hartford side-trips: Cooper's Beach (in Southampton), Stonington Vineyards (in Stonington) and National Shrine of the Divine Mercy (in Stockbridge). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center and steep yourself in history at Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hartford day trip site .

You can drive from New York City to Hartford in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hartford when traveling from New York City in October, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Stockbridge, Florence Griswold Museum, Cooper's Beach, Sparkling Pointe Vineyards & Winery, Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
Highlights from your plan
Norman Rockwell Museum ©
Norman Rockwell Museum
Florence Griswold Museum ©
Florence Griswold Museum
National Shrine of the Divine Mercy ©

1
night
New York City

New York City ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hard Rock Cafe New York, CATS on Broadway, bouchon Bakery, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): shop like a local with Fifth Avenue and then join in the after-dark buzz at Hard Rock Cafe New York.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Hartford to New York City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Hartford in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in New York City. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in New York City

Nightlife Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fat Cat ©
Fat Cat
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
bouchon Bakery ©
bouchon Bakery

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