15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Harrisonburg
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
4
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
6
Grove City
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
7
New York City
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. On your second day here, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New York City vacation maker app .

Edinburgh, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in May, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center and then steep yourself in history at Independence Hall.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Harrisonburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites
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Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

1
night
Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg ©
Harrisonburg is an independent city in the Shenandoah Valley region of the U.S. On the 7th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, then experience rural life at White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Vineyard, and then cool off at Massanutten Indoor WaterPark.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Harrisonburg route maker website .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Harrisonburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, plan for little chillier nights in Harrisonburg, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Harrisonburg

Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Massanutten Indoor WaterPark
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Edith J. Carrier Arboretum ©
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
Massanutten Indoor WaterPark ©
Massanutten Indoor WaterPark

1
night
Dublin

Dublin
Dublin is a city in Franklin, Delaware, and Union counties in the U.S. To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin route builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Harrisonburg to Dublin. In May, daytime highs in Dublin are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will leave for Chicago on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games
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3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, admire the striking features of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dublin to Chicago. Traveling from Dublin to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grove City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

1
night
Grove City

Grove City ©
Grove City is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States, located approximately north of Pittsburgh and south of Erie. On the 11th (Mon), revel in the low prices at Grove City Premium Outlets.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grove City trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chicago to Grove City. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. May in Grove City sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 12th (Tue), you're off to New York City.

Things to do in Grove City

Shopping
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Grove City Premium Outlets ©
Grove City Premium Outlets

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Explore New York City further: appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, contemplate the long history of World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New York City online trip itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grove City to New York City. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grove City in May since evenings lows in New York City dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument
Top of the Rock ©
Top of the Rock

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