8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Great Barrington
— 1 night
Drive
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Ghent
— 1 night
Drive
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and New York Public Library. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the New York City driving holiday planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Great Barrington.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Great Barrington

— 1 night
Great Barrington is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 30th (Wed), don't miss a visit to W.E.B. DuBois Birthplace, hike along Housatonic River Walk, then take in the awesome beauty at Monument Mountain, and finally make a trip to The Guthrie Center & Foundation.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Barrington trip planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to Great Barrington takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get a bit cooler in Great Barrington: highs are around 72°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ghent.

Things to do in Great Barrington

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Ghent

— 1 night
Ghent is a town in Columbia County, New York, United States, with a ZIP code of 12075. On the 1st (Thu), experience rural life at Hawthorne Valley Farm and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Borden's Pond Conservation Area.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ghent day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Great Barrington to Ghent takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Ghent

Wildlife · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Washington DC

— 2 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.
On the 2nd (Fri), meet the residents at National Zoological Park and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Washington DC takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ghent in October: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 71°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.