17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Boston
— 2 nights
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Washington DC

— 4 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: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planning site.

London, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Philadelphia

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site (in West Chester) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, examine the collection at Mutter Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia journey planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in March, expect nights in Philadelphia to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New York City

— 5 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, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and walk around The High Line.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City online visit planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to New York City by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Boston

— 2 nights

Beantown

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.
Boston is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, walk around Boston Public Garden, get a sense of history and politics at Old State House, and stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Boston trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Boston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, Boston is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.