8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive
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Baltimore
— 1 night
Train
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Washington DC

— 1 night
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.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Washington DC online itinerary builder.

Florence, Italy to Washington DC is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Florence to Washington DC, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Florence in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Nature

Baltimore

— 1 night

City of Firsts

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.
On the 6th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and then grab your bike and head to B&A Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Baltimore trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Washington DC to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Baltimore are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Schuylkill River Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Cynwyd Heritage Trail, then witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and finally trek along Kelly Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, take a stroll through Society Hill, and then stroll through Independence National Historical Park.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia journey planner.

Getting from Baltimore to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

New York City

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, and finally pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial. On the next day, race across the water with a speed boat tour, then explore the landscape on two wheels at East River Waterfront Esplanade, then stop by Times Square, and finally make a trip to Fifth Avenue.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New York City day trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.