9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 2 nights
New Freedom
— 1 night
New Haven
— 1 night
— 4 nights


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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get advice or help at Library of Congress, and then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Des Moines to Washington DC is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Des Moines to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Des Moines in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to New Freedom.

New Freedom — 1 night

New Freedom is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): browse the fresh offerings at Brown's Orchards and Farm Market and then learn about winemaking at Allegro Winery.

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Drive from Washington DC to New Freedom in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Washington DC in October since evenings lows in New Freedom dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to New Haven.
Shopping · Wineries
Side Trips

New Haven — 1 night

New Haven, in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Yale Center for British Art, then gain insight at Yale University, and then admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery.

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You can drive from New Freedom to New Haven in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Boston.

Boston — 4 nights


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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Salem (Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Salem Witch Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, wander the streets of North End, and buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

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Traveling by car from New Haven to Boston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.