16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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Philadelphia
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Washington DC
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Raleigh
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Patrick's Cathedral and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. There's lots more to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

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Newark to New York City is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. July in New York City sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

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Speed Boats Tours
Brooklyn Heights Promenade ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Independence Hall and Cape May Lighthouse. Get a sense of the local culture at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Liberty Bell Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge), Bury The Hatchet King of Prussia - Axe Throwing (in King of Prussia) and Cape May (World War II Lookout Tower & Cape May City Beaches). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Independence National Historical Park, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Philadelphia trip itinerary builder tool.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Independence National Historical Park ©
Independence National Historical Park
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse

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Washington DC

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arlington National Cemetery and National Mall. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

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Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Smithsonian Institution Building ©
Smithsonian Institution Building
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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Raleigh

Raleigh ©

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Duke University Chapel and Marbles Kids Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Neuse River Trail and House Creek Greenway Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Raleigh: Coker Arboretum (in Chapel Hill) and Sarah P. Duke Gardens (in Durham). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, steep yourself in history at Historic Yates Mill County Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Raleigh travel route planning app.

You can fly from Washington DC to Raleigh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art

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