8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
3
Newport
— 1 night
4
Woodstock
— 1 night
5
Hartford
— 1 night

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally take in the architecture and design of University of Pennsylvania. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, then contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Washington Square Park.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip planner.

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. October in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

3
nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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night
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): cruise along Ocean Drive Historic District, see the interesting displays at The Breakers, then don't miss a visit to Cliff Walk, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport visit planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Newport in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Washington DC, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Newport, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Woodstock.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District

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night
Woodstock

Woodstock ©
Woodstock is the shire town of Windsor County, Vermont, United States. On the 24th (Sat), make a trip to Taftsville Covered Bridge, then take a peaceful walk through Mount Tom, then contemplate the long history of Calvin Coolidge Homestead, and finally don't miss a visit to The Plymouth Notch Historic District.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Woodstock road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Woodstock takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Woodstock when traveling from Newport in October, with lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Woodstock

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Plymouth
Highlights from your plan
Mount Tom ©
Mount Tom
Taftsville Covered Bridge ©
Taftsville Covered Bridge

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night
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Gotta's Farm and Cider Mill, then admire the masterpieces at Hill-Stead Museum, then trek along Talcott Mountain State Park, and finally take in the views from Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hartford tour planner.

Traveling by car from Woodstock to Hartford takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Woodstock in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 47°F in Hartford. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Hartford

Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Simsbury, Gotta's Farm and Cider Mill, Hill-Stead Museum
Highlights from your plan
Talcott Mountain State Park ©
Talcott Mountain State Park
Hill-Stead Museum ©
Hill-Stead Museum
Gotta's Farm and Cider Mill ©
Gotta's Farm and Cider Mill

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