23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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New Haven
— 5 nights
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Boston
— 4 nights

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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.
You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Arlington National Cemetery and National Mall will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Houston to Washington DC is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in August, expect Washington DC to be slightly colder, temps between 87°F and 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Independence National Historical Park and Liberty Bell Center. Step off the beaten path and head to Philadelphia Museum of Art and Eastern State Penitentiary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and Cape May (Cape May Lighthouse & Cape May City Beaches). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, get engrossed in the history at Franklin Print Shop, pause for some photo ops at Rocky Statue, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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New York City

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.
Popular historic sites such as The Met Cloisters and St. Paul's Chapel are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and Richard W. DeKorte Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New York City tour builder app.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in New York City are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to New Haven.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mystic Seaport Museum and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Popular historic sites such as The Mark Twain House & Museum and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Haven: Black Creek Preserve (in Esopus), Misquamicut State Beach (in Misquamicut) and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (in Hyde Park). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Norman Rockwell Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Beach, and examine the collection at Bidwell House Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read New Haven online trip planner.

Drive from New York City to New Haven in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, New Haven is a bit cooler at night with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

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Boston

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Fine Arts and John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library. Step out of the city life by going to Rock House Reservation and New England Falconry. Go for a jaunt from Boston to Sturbridge to see Old Sturbridge Village about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, steep yourself in history at Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, and take a stroll through North End.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Boston road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from New Haven to Boston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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