12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 2 nights
2
Philadelphia
— 1 night
3
New York City
— 4 nights
4
Boston
— 3 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.
National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will enjoy Washington National Cathedral and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online trip itinerary planner.

Seattle to Washington DC is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Seattle in July, things will get a bit warmer in Washington DC: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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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, thenexplore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Philadelphia trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the 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
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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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.
Appreciate the collections at 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Times Square and New York Public Library. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and contemplate the long history of Ellis Island.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

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 ©
American Museum of Natural History

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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), buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and then see where the action happens at Fenway Park. 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 traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston road trip website.

You can fly from New York City to Boston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for little chillier nights in Boston, with lows around °F. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

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