12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
2
Philadelphia
— 1 night
3
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
4
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Seattle

2
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Air and Space Museum and Washington National Cathedral. Kids will appreciate attractions like Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Tidal Basin. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get engrossed in the history at Newseum, and explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC driving holiday planner .

Seattle to Washington DC is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Washington DC is 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Washington DC reach 89°F and lows reach 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 31st (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia online holiday builder .

You can take a train from Washington DC 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Family-friendly places like Bronx Zoo and Ellis Island will thrill your kids. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, make a trip to Times Square, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City attractions app .

Getting from Philadelphia to New York City by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
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Boston

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.
On the 5th (Mon), browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and then admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The Paul Revere House, take a stroll through North End, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Boston driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 65°F in Boston. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
The Paul Revere House ©
The Paul Revere House

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