9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Washington DC
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 1 night
New York City
— 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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

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Vienna, Austria to Washington DC is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vienna in September; daily highs in Washington DC reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites


Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lancaster journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Lancaster takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lancaster, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Fun & Games


— 1 night

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 18th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Chanticleer, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and then sample some tasty brews at Philly Brew Tours.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia online visit planner.

Drive from Lancaster to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Lancaster in September, Philadelphia is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Princeton.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip


— 1 night

College Town

Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
On the 19th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Washington Crossing Historic Park, stroll around Grounds For Sculpture, then admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Princeton University Chapel.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Princeton sightseeing site.

Drive from Philadelphia to Princeton in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Princeton, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New York City

— 4 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City tour planner.

Traveling by car from Princeton to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Princeton in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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.