38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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Boston
— 2 nights
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Concord
— 2 nights
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Lexington
— 2 nights
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Plymouth
— 2 nights
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Jamestown
— 1 night
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Newark
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 21 nights

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Boston

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The Paul Revere House, get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, then browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, traverse land and water with a duck tour, then get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum, then stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, and finally walk around Boston Common.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston trip itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Boston. In October, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Concord.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Concord

— 2 nights
Concord is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Walden Pond State Reservation, witness the site of a historic battle at Minute Man National Historical Park, then get engrossed in the history at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, and finally walk around The Old Manse. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Worcester Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Russian Icons, and then snap pictures at Minuteman National Park - Old North Bridge.

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You can drive from Boston to Concord in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Concord, with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Concord

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Lexington

— 2 nights
Lexington is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 15th (Sat), explore the galleries of The House of the Seven Gables, take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Peabody Essex Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Lexington Visitors Center, then take an in-depth tour of Hancock-Clarke House, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Lexington Green.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lexington trip itinerary maker tool.

Lexington is just a stone's throw from Concord. In October, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Plymouth.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Plymouth

— 2 nights

America's Hometown

Rightly calling itself "America's Hometown," Plymouth holds a prominent place in the nation's history and culture as the site of the first Puritan colony.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): appreciate the history behind National Monument to the Forefathers, then get curious at Sandwich Glass Museum, then see the interesting displays at John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, and finally enjoy the sea views from Nobska Point Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Plimoth Patuxet, then take an in-depth tour of Mayflower II, and finally pause for some photo ops at Plymouth Rock.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Plymouth road trip website.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Plymouth takes an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Plymouth can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jamestown.

Things to do in Plymouth

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Jamestown

— 1 night
Jamestown is a town in Newport County, Rhode Island in the United States. On the 19th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Smith's Castle, then steep yourself in history at Wickford Village, and then take an in-depth tour of Jamestown Fire Memorial Museum. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Gilbert Stuart Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Wetherill State Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jamestown trip planner.

You can drive from Plymouth to Jamestown in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Jamestown can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Newark.

Things to do in Jamestown

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Newark

— 2 nights
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Newark Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): admire the striking features of Lyndhurst and then stroll the grounds of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Newark trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Jamestown to Newark in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Newark are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Newark

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, then pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Todd House. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Logan Circle.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip maker.

Traveling by car from Newark to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Gettysburg

— 2 nights
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
On the 25th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and then contemplate the long history of Little Round Top. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, take an in-depth tour of Jennie Wade House, and then browse the exhibits of Shriver House Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg day trip planning website.

Drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, Gettysburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Washington DC

— 21 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.
Appreciate the collections at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Popular historic sites such as Arlington National Cemetery and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly), Mount Vernon (George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill & George Washington's Mount Vernon) and Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, admire the natural beauty at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at President Lincoln's Cottage.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Drive from Gettysburg to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Gettysburg in October, with lows around 54°F.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.