26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Boston
— 2 nights
train:  5​h
2
New York City
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Baltimore
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Jacksonville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Tampa
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Los Angeles

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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.
On the 7th (Fri), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then steep yourself in history at The House of the Seven Gables. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old North Church & Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Boston travel planning website .

Los Angeles to Boston is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Boston is 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Boston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

The House of the Seven Gables, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Old North Church & Historic Site ©
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables

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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.
You've added Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty National Monument, Central Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Stewart State Forest in New Windsor, about 1h 25 min away. It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Times Square.

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You can fly from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Trails Wildlife

Side Trip

Stewart State Forest
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and then take an in-depth tour of Independence Hall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Federal Hill Park and then take in the history at Fort McHenry National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): stroll through Centennial Park and then brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Academy.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Baltimore trip planner .

Take a train from Philadelphia to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

U.S. Naval Academy, Centennial Park
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U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy
Centennial Park ©
Centennial Park

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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.
Arlington National Cemetery and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and The Phillips Collection. Change things up with a short trip to National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary builder tool .

Take a train from Baltimore to Washington DC in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Richmond.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Arlington National Cemetery
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Richmond

Richmond ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of History & Culture and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Agecroft Hall & Gardens, then admire the majestic nature at Pocahontas State Park, and then do a tasting at Saude Creek Vineyards.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Richmond driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Washington DC to Richmond in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pocahontas State Park, Saude Creek Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Agecroft Hall & Gardens ©
Agecroft Hall & Gardens
Saude Creek Vineyards ©
Saude Creek Vineyards
Virginia Museum of History & Culture ©

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): examine the collection at Museum of the Bizarre, then steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, and then kick back and relax at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Cameron Art Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Wilmington journey builder .

You can drive from Richmond to Wilmington in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Wilmington are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then steep yourself in history at Fort Moultrie, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then steep yourself in history at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Charleston road trip app .

Getting from Wilmington to Charleston by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Charleston

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Moultrie, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

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Jacksonville

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Jacksonville Beach will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Amelia Island Museum of History and World Golf Hall of Fame. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jacksonville: Amelia Island (Amelia Island Historic District & Fernandina Beach) and St. Augustine (Mission of Nombre de Dios & The Ximenez-Fatio House). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jacksonville vacation builder .

You can drive from Charleston to Jacksonville in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampa.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

St. Augustine, Amelia Island, Jacksonville Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jacksonville Beach ©
Jacksonville Beach
Mission of Nombre de Dios ©
Mission of Nombre de Dios

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Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Ringling and Pass-a-Grille. Your inner history buff will appreciate Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Ca d'Zan Mansion. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Pete Beach (in St. Pete Beach), St. Petersburg (Dr.Carter G. Woodson Museum & Morean Art Center) and Treasure Island Beach (in Treasure Island). There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Collection.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tampa online road trip planner .

Getting from Jacksonville to Tampa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Tampa can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Tampa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sarasota, St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island Beach
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Pass-a-Grille ©
Pass-a-Grille
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
The Ringling ©
The Ringling

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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 30th (Sun), shop like a local with Britto Central, then explore and take pictures at Lincoln Road, and then kick back and relax at South Beach.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Miami tour builder website .

Traveling by flight from Tampa to Miami takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Miami sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Miami Beach
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Britto Central ©
Britto Central

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