12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

Make it your trip
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Boston
— 1 night
Drive
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Salem
— 1 day
Drive
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Plymouth
— 1 night
Drive
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Delaware Water Gap
— 2 nights
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brick
— 1 night
Drive
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly

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Boston

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Boston road trip planning app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Boston. In July, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Salem

— 1 day

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burying Point Cemetery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Wicked Good Books, and finally admire the masterpieces at Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Salem trip planner.

Getting from Boston to Salem by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Salem, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Plymouth.

Things to do in Salem

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Plymouth

— 1 night

America's Hometown

Rightly calling itself "America's Hometown," Plymouth holds a prominent place in the nation's history and culture as the site of the first Puritan colony.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Burial Hill.

To find out how to plan a trip to Plymouth, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Salem to Plymouth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Plymouth, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Delaware Water Gap.

Things to do in Plymouth

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Delaware Water Gap

— 2 nights
Delaware Water Gap is a borough in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lakota Wolf Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): get outside with Mount Tammany and then explore the world behind art at Frazetta Art Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Delaware Water Gap road trip website.

Traveling by car from Plymouth to Delaware Water Gap takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July in Delaware Water Gap, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Delaware Water Gap

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Delaware Water Gap to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Delaware Water Gap in July; daily highs in Philadelphia reach 88°F and lows reach 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Brick.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Brick

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Brick Beach 2, steep yourself in history at Allaire State Park, then admire the local landmark of Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Princeton University Chapel. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Cattus Island County Park and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Jenkinson's Aquarium.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brick trip planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Brick in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Brick

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Family-friendly places like Smithsonian Institution Building and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to The National Archives Museum and Jennie Wade House. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (Shriver House Museum, Gettysburg National Cemetery, &more) and Fredericksburg (Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, Chatham Manor, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Smithsonian American Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at National Postal Museum.

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Brick to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · 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.