42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Orlando
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Boston
— 9 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

9
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park (about 1h 50 min away). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Times Square, make a trip to Fifth Avenue, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New York City online road trip planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to New York City is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Bangkok to New York City. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in September; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

9
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Gettysburg National Military Park and Washington National Cathedral for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Sagamore Spirit Distillery), Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville) and James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel planner .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Baltimore, Old Town, Gettysburg National Military Park, James Madison's Montpelier
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

8
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Appreciate the collections at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Pack the 19th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Have a day of magic on the 18th (Fri) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, pause for some serene contemplation at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral, make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom, and take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando vacation maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in October, things will get a bit warmer in Orlando: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
On the 25th (Fri), indulge your thirst for a good beer at BarkEater Craft Brewery, then do a tasting at Tug Hill Vineyards, and then see the interesting displays at American Maple Museum. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Otter Creek WInery, see the interesting displays at Gouverneur Museum, and then do a tasting at Venditti Vineyards.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia online tour planner .

Explore your travel options from Orlando to Philadelphia with the Route module. Traveling from Orlando in October, things will get much colder in Philadelphia: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Wineries Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Lowville, American Maple Museum, Gouverneur Museum, Venditti Vineyards
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Otter Creek WInery ©
Otter Creek WInery
Venditti Vineyards ©
Venditti Vineyards
American Maple Museum ©
American Maple Museum

9
nights
Boston

Boston ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Heritage Museums & Gardens and Museum of Fine Arts. Do some cultural sightseeing at Marginal Way Walkway and Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Provincetown (Race Point Beach, Provincetown Town Hall, & more), Tributary Brewing (in Kittery) and Scituate Lighthouse (in Scituate). There's still lots to do: get curious at Sandwich Glass Museum, learn about winemaking at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, enjoy the sand and surf at Corn Hill Beach, and get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston online tour planner .

Getting from Philadelphia to Boston by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Philadelphia in October since evenings lows in Boston dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, Scituate Lighthouse, Corn Hill Beach
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

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