42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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Detroit
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Columbus
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Sandwich
— 3 nights
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Provincetown
— 4 nights
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Boston
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Detroit

— 4 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Explore Detroit's surroundings by going to Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Frankenmuth), Sugarbush Golf Course (in Davison) and Toledo (Oak Openings Preserve Metropark & National Museum of the Great Lakes). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, head outdoors with Dequindre Cut, explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and explore the activities along William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Detroit online travel planner.

London, UK to Detroit is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Detroit is minus 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Detroit at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, engage your brain at Field Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago online travel planner.

You can fly from Detroit to Chicago in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Columbus.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Columbus

— 4 nights

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Get out of town with these interesting Columbus side-trips: Western Southern Open (in Mason), National Museum of the US Air Force (in Dayton) and Hardin County's Old Order Amish Country (in Kenton). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, squeeze the most out of the city with Pedal Wagon Columbus, admire the natural beauty at Inniswood Metro Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Olentangy Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Columbus trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Chicago to Columbus in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Columbus can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Columbus

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 5 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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and get a sense of history and politics at The Pentagon.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Columbus to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Columbus in September, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Philadelphia

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Old Windmill Farm (in Ronks), Andy Smith, Artist (in Lititz) and The Amish Farm and House (in Lancaster). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the natural beauty at Chanticleer, wander the streets of Society Hill, and admire the landmark architecture of Boathouse Row.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

New York City

— 5 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and walk around The High Line.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in New York City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Sandwich.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Sandwich

— 3 nights
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Highfield Hall & Gardens (in Falmouth) and Nobska Point Lighthouse (in Woods Hole). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, contemplate the long history of Hoxie House, kick back and relax at Old Silver Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Cod Canal.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sandwich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Sandwich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Sandwich is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Provincetown.

Things to do in Sandwich

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Provincetown

— 4 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Provincetown: Eastham (Captain Penniman House, Coast Guard Beach, &more) and Nauset Beach (in Orleans). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Cape Cod National Seashore, tour the pleasant surroundings at Corn Hill Beach, explore the world behind art at Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Provincetown Town Hall.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Provincetown day trip planning app.

You can drive from Sandwich to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Provincetown can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Boston.

Things to do in Provincetown

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Boston

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum (in Yarmouth Port), Newport Car Museum (in Portsmouth) and Fish'n Tales Adventures (in Newport). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Nickerson State Park, engage your brain at Museum of Science, let the kids burn off some steam at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Boston trip planner.

You can fly from Provincetown to Boston in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. October in Boston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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.

Cape Cod travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Specialty Museums
Located on the southern shore of Massachusetts, Cape Cod contains some 15 towns and two islands. The arm-shaped peninsula is a popular holiday destination throughout the year because of its historical attractions, art galleries, award-winning restaurants, and a scenic coastline dotted by sandy beaches. Start your sightseeing in Provincetown, located at the very tip of the cape and famous for being the site of the first Pilgrims' landing in 1620. From there you can hit up all of the Cape's other small towns, renowned for their comfortable bed and breakfasts and distinctive cuisine of fresh fish and oyster dishes. This maritime community features more than a dozen lighthouses. Part of experiencing the Cape means a trip to its two islands--which showcase several lighthouses and numerous restaurants.