32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Norwalk
— 2 nights
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New Haven
— 2 nights
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Madison
— 2 nights
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Providence
— 2 nights
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Boston
— 3 nights
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Hartford
— 3 nights
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Worcester
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New Britain
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Washington DC
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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.
Kids will enjoy National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip website.

Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In March, daytime highs in Washington DC are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and finally explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

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Take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 4th (Sun), contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then go for a walk through Times Square, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in New York City sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Norwalk.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Norwalk

— 2 nights
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. On the 6th (Tue), look for gifts at Rockland Bakery, then immerse yourself in nature at Bear Mountain State Park, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Stepping Stones Museum for Children. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Beardsley Zoo, contemplate the long history of Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, then meet the residents at The Maritime Aquarium, and finally soothe aching muscles at Work It Dance and Fitness.

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You can drive from New York City to Norwalk in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to New Haven.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

New Haven

— 2 nights
New Haven, in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Boothe Memorial Park and Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Silver Sands State Park, then admire the masterpieces at Yale Center for British Art, and finally admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: deepen your understanding at Yale University, then learn more about the world around you at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, then admire the striking features of New Haven Railroad Station, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Sleeping Giant State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read New Haven journey planner.

You can drive from Norwalk to New Haven in an hour. In April, daytime highs in New Haven are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Madison.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Madison

— 2 nights
Madison is a town in the southeastern corner of New Haven County, Connecticut, United States, occupying a central location on Connecticut's Long Island Sound shoreline. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): walk around Bluff Point, Groton, Ct, tour the pleasant surroundings at Meigs Point Nature Center, and then stop by RJ Julia Booksellers. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village, then go for a walk through Main Street Park, Essex Village, and then hike along The Shoreline Greenway Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Madison trip builder site.

Madison is just a short distance from New Haven. In April, daily temperatures in Madison can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Providence.

Things to do in Madison

Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Providence

— 2 nights

The Renaissance City

Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Federal Hill, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Roger Williams Park Zoo, and then admire the landmark architecture of Providence Performing Arts Center. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at Brown University, explore the galleries of Lizzie Borden House, and then have fun and explore at Providence Children's Museum.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Providence visit planner.

Traveling by car from Madison to Providence takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Boston.

Things to do in Providence

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Boston

— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Public Garden will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Museum of Science, take in panoramic vistas at Skywalk Observatory, pause for some photo ops at New England Holocaust Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Boston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Providence to Boston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Hartford

— 3 nights
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Stanley park and Connecticut Science Center. Step out of Hartford to go to Springfield and see Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Mark Twain House & Museum, get in on the family fun at Six Flags New England, stroll through Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, and examine the collection at Basketball Hall of Fame.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hartford trip planner.

Drive from Boston to Hartford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Hartford can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Worcester.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Worcester

— 2 nights
Worcester is a city and the county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): walk around Elm Park, then admire the natural beauty at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, and then make a splash at Great Wolf Lodge - Water Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Worcester Art Museum, get to know the resident critters at EcoTarium, and then admire the striking features of Union Station.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Worcester online road trip planner.

You can drive from Hartford to Worcester in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in April, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to New Britain.

Things to do in Worcester

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

New Britain

— 1 day
New Britain is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): experience rural life at Merrymead Farm, revel in the low prices at Asher's Chocolates, and then stroll around Peace Valley Park.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New Britain travel planner.

Drive from Worcester to New Britain in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Worcester in April: highs in New Britain hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Britain

Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 7 nights
Kids will enjoy National Air and Space Museum and Tidal Basin. Enjoy Washington DC some more: get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip planner.

You can drive from New Britain to Washington DC in 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New Britain in April, with highs in Washington DC at 68°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Connecticut travel guide

4.3
Aquariums · Theaters · Observatories
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.

Massachusetts travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas
The Bay State
Known as the "Bay State" because of the three bays dominating its coastline, Massachusetts has played a significant cultural and commercial role through most of the country's history. An increasingly popular vacation destination for foreign travelers, Massachusetts offers numerous places to visit, ranging from historical sites to modern urban centers famous for their culinary, art, and nightlife scenes. With the majority of its population living in and around the city of Boston, in the 20th century Massachusetts went from a state largely dependent on fishing and agriculture to the country's leader in higher education, healthcare, high technology, and financial services. Home to renowned universities and research centers, the state's cities attract a young crowd of students, scientists, artists, and business professionals.