26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Provincetown
— 1 night
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Sandwich
— 2 nights
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Boston
— 4 nights
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Acadia National Park
— 2 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Williamsburg
— 6 nights
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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New York City
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Provincetown

— 1 night

Birthplace of American Liberty

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
On the 4th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Nauset Beach, kick back and relax at Coast Guard Beach, and then kick back and relax at Race Point Beach.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Provincetown attractions app.

London, UK to Provincetown is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Provincetown due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, Provincetown is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sandwich.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Sandwich

— 2 nights
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Pilgrim Hall Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Jenney, then take an in-depth tour of Plimoth Patuxet, and finally immerse yourself in nature at National Monument to the Forefathers. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, then see majestic marine mammals with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, and then appreciate the history behind Plymouth Rock.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sandwich online trip maker.

You can drive from Provincetown to Sandwich in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Sandwich sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Sandwich

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Blue Hills Reservation and Castle Island. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of Fine Arts and Crow Haven Corner. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Phillips House (in Salem) and Lexington Green (in Lexington). There's much more to do: take a stroll through North End, get to know the fascinating history of HarborWalk, brush up on your military savvy at USS Cassin Young, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Boston tour builder website.

You can drive from Sandwich to Boston in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Boston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Acadia National Park

— 2 nights

First Eastern National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
On the 12th (Sun), hike along Heart of Acadia Loop, then kick back and relax at Echo Lake Beach, then examine the collection at Maine Granite Industry Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain and then get outside with Dorr Mountain.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Acadia National Park journey maker app.

Traveling by flight from Boston to Acadia National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Boston in September: high temperatures in Acadia National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
On the 14th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, do a tasting at A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard, then hike along Niagara Wine Trail USA, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Of The National Shrine Of Our Lady Of Fatima, admire the majestic nature at Devil's Hole State Park, and then stroll through Niagara Gorge Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls online tour planner.

You can fly from Acadia National Park to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 4 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.
Visit The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Old Town for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, admire the masterpieces at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, Washington DC is a bit warmer than Niagara Falls - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Williamsburg

— 6 nights

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jamestown Settlement and Governor's Palace. Museum-lovers will appreciate Isle of Wight County Museum and US Army Quartermaster Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Williamsburg: Surry (Smith's Fort Plantation & Chippokes Plantation State Park), Saude Creek Vineyards (in Lanexa) and 1750 Isle of Wight Courthouse (in Smithfield). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, take an in-depth tour of U.S. Army Women's Museum, kick back and relax at Yorktown Beach, and explore the galleries of Colonial Williamsburg.

To see reviews and tourist information, go to the Williamsburg trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to fly to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, then ponder the world of politics at Old City Hall, then appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and finally take a stroll through Independence Mall.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Williamsburg to Philadelphia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

New York City

— 2 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.
On the 27th (Mon), stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, take a stroll through Dumbo, then take a stroll through SoHo, and finally visit Greenwich Village.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planning site.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.