9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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New York City
Drive
2
Newport
— 1 night
Drive
3
Hartford
— 1 night
Drive
4
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Cape May
— 1 night
Drive
6
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly

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New York City

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.
To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary planner.

Phoenix to New York City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to New York City. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in September; daily highs in New York City reach 80°F and lows reach 66°F. You'll set off for Newport on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in New York City

Nightlife · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Newport

— 1 night

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Brenton Point State Park. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at The Breakers, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk, and then stroll around Brenton Point State Park.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Newport day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Newport hover around 74°F and lows are around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hartford.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Hartford

— 1 night
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at The Mark Twain House & Museum and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Ancient Burying Ground.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hartford trip builder app.

Drive from Newport to Hartford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Hartford can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Hartford

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rodin Museum, Barnes Foundation, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Love Park, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Philadelphia using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hartford to Philadelphia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hartford in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Philadelphia, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Cape May.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Cape May

— 1 night

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cape May Lighthouse as well as Cape May Bird Observatory. On the 18th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape May Bird Observatory and then enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cape May online trip planner.

Drive from Philadelphia to Cape May in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Cape May sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Your day by day itinerary now includes New World Mall. See some other sides of New York City: see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our New York City online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cape May to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · 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.