12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Boston
— 1 night
Fly
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive
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Frederick
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luray
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Ocean City
— 1 night
Drive
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Boston

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and then take a stroll through North End. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Boston online trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Boston is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. In October in Boston, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Washington DC

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.
On the 25th (Thu), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For where to stay and other tourist information, use the Washington DC sightseeing tool.

Getting from Boston to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Boston in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Frederick.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
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Frederick

Frederick is a city and the county seat of Frederick County in the U.S. On the 27th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, and finally take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Frederick travel route planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Frederick by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Washington DC in October, Frederick is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Frederick

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Luray

Cabin Capital of Virginia

Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
On the 29th (Mon), take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, Head underground at Luray Caverns, and then sample the fine beverages at River Hill Wine & Spirits.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Luray trip planner.

You can drive from Frederick to Luray in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Luray can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

1
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Williamsburg

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
On the 30th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, then steep yourself in history at George Wythe House, then contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne, and finally contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Williamsburg trip builder.

Traveling by car from Luray to Williamsburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Williamsburg when traveling from Luray in October, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums

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Ocean City

The White Marlin Capital of the World

One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Ocean City Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean City Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Oceanic Fishing Pier.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ocean City day trip site.

Drive from Williamsburg to Ocean City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in October, you will find days in Ocean City are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to New York City.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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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.
On the 1st (Thu), examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and then wander the streets of Times Square.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our New York City itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ocean City to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Maryland travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Specialty Museums · Aquariums
The Old Line State
Perhaps best known as the birthplace of religious and political freedom in the United States, Maryland retains the spirit of colonial America, with stately 18th-century villages and historical landmarks. Although it's one of the nation's smallest states, there is no shortage of things to do here and you may find your itinerary fills up quickly. Make time in your vacation to tour Maryland's diverse landscape, which includes mountain peaks, picturesque Atlantic coastline, and the bustling city of Baltimore. Military buffs will enjoy touring the state's four Civil War Trails, where you can follow the footsteps of U.S. soldiers, or visiting the port city of Annapolis, home to the United States Naval Academy.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.