9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 2 nights
New Freedom
— 1 night
Drive to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Fly to Boston
— 3 nights
— 2 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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Washington DC travel route planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Des Moines to Washington DC. Traveling from Des Moines in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Washington DC, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to New Freedom.

New Freedom — 1 night

New Freedom is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania. On the 21st (Fri), experience rural life at Shaw Orchards, then shop like a local with Brown's Orchards and Farm Market, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Gunpowder Falls Brewery.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Freedom holiday planning website.

Getting from Washington DC to New Freedom by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in New Freedom when traveling from Washington DC in October, with lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Boston.
Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping
Side Trips

Boston — 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Salem (Salem Food Tours, The House of the Seven Gables, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, stroll around Boston Common, explore the different monuments and memorials at Granary Burying Ground, and get your bearings at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from New Freedom to Boston. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sandwich.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries
Side Trip

Sandwich — 2 nights

Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum, see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Old King's Hwy, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Cod Canal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Coonamessett Farm, grab your bike and head to Shining Sea Bikeway, and then experience rural life at Stone Bridge Farm.

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Drive from Boston to Sandwich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Sandwich can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

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.

Cape Cod travel guide

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.