30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner
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New York City
— 8 nights
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Philadelphia
— 7 nights
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Baltimore
— 7 nights
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Washington DC
— 7 nights

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New York City — 8 nights

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 Chrysler Building, Sotheby's, Christmas in New York, and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 9/11 Memorial and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Brooklyn Heights Promenade and St. Paul's Chapel. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, shop like a local with SoHo, and make a trip to Empire State Building.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planning website.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.
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Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
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Philadelphia — 7 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site as well as National Constitution Center. Museum-lovers will get to explore Philadelphia Museum of Art and Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Barnes Foundation and Rodin Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Doylestown (Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine, Fonthill Castle, &more), Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur) and Wilmington (Hagley Museum And Library & Nemours Estate). Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence Mall, take a stroll through Boathouse Row, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Baltimore.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Baltimore — 7 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. Mount Vernon Cultural District and St. John's College will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Baltimore: Ladew Topiary Gardens (in Monkton) and U.S. Naval Academy (in Annapolis). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Baltimore Museum of Industry, examine the collection at Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards, contemplate the long history of Hampton National Historic Site, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Federal Hill Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Baltimore travel planning site.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Baltimore in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Washington DC.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Washington DC — 7 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arlington National Cemetery and George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill. You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Venture out of the city with trips to Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House (in Alexandria) and Fredericksburg (Old Town & Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, examine the collection at Museum of the Bible, and walk around Rock Creek Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC route website.

Traveling by car from Baltimore to Washington DC takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.
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