36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Boston
— 3 nights
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Providence
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Savannah
— 3 nights
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Atlanta
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 5 nights
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Louisville
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New York City

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Ground Zero Museum Workshop and The Met Cloisters. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Greenwich Village and SoHo. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and see the interesting displays at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New York City travel route planner.

Vienna, Austria to New York City is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. In May in New York City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 3 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.
National Museum of African American History and Culture and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Portrait Gallery and Old Town. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and walk around National Mall.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Boston

— 3 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.
Old North Church & Historic Site and Beacon Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nubble Lighthouse and Strawbery Banke Museum. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Harvard University, browse the exhibits of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and stop by North End.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston attractions planning app.

Fly from Washington DC to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect Boston to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Providence.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Providence

— 3 nights

The Renaissance City

Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
You'll explore and learn at Lizzie Borden House and Mystic Seaport Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Beavertail Lighthouse and Park and John Hunt House. Get out of town with these interesting Providence side-trips: Clara Barton Birthplace (in North Oxford), Coggeshall Farm Museum (in Bristol) and Prudence Crandall Museum (in Canterbury). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Providence Athenaeum.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Providence trip planner.

You can drive from Boston to Providence in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Providence can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Providence

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Independence National Historical Park and Bury The Hatchet King of Prussia - Axe Throwing. Museum-lovers will get to explore Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Museum of Art. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, and make a trip to Liberty Bell Center.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia travel route builder tool.

Getting from Providence to Philadelphia by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Providence in May since evenings lows in Philadelphia dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Charleston.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Charleston Museum and Nathaniel Russell House. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon and Angel Oak Tree. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, pause for some serene contemplation at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument, and visit a coastal fixture at Sullivan's Island Lighthouse.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip planner.

You can fly from Philadelphia to Charleston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in May, with highs in Charleston at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Savannah

— 3 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Visit Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters and Colonial Park Cemetery for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Fort Jackson and First African Baptist Church. Step out of Savannah to go to Tybee Island and see Tybee Island Light Station And Museum, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, stroll around Forsyth Park, and look for gifts at The Olfactory Company.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Savannah trip builder tool.

You can drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Savannah, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Atlanta.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Do some cultural sightseeing at High Museum of Art and Atlanta History Center. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and Centennial Olympic Park will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, see the interesting displays at College Football Hall of Fame, take an in-depth tour of Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Atlanta travel planner.

Fly from Savannah to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Nashville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Nashville

— 5 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Cheekwood and Carnton will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Downtown Franklin and Nelson's Green Brier Distillery. When in Nashville, make a side trip to see Carter House in Franklin, approximately Franklin away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville, take in the views from John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, examine the collection at : Gallery of Iconic Guitars, and browse the exhibits of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

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Fly from Atlanta to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Nashville. In May, daytime highs in Nashville are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Louisville

— 6 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mary Todd Lincoln House and Kentucky Derby Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Keeneland and Muhammad Ali Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Louisville: Kentucky Horse Park (in Lexington), Ghirardelli Chocolate Outlet and Ice Cream Shop (in Simpsonville) and Ark Encounter (in Williamstown). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Woodford Reserve Distillery, view the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel, explore the different monuments and memorials at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Churchill Downs.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisville travel planner.

Drive from Nashville to Louisville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.