12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

New York City
New York City
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly + tram:  5​h
Miami
— 2 nights
tram + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Washington DC

6
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Patrick's Cathedral and Chelsea Market. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fifth Avenue and 9/11 Memorial. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Bayard Cutting Arboretum (in Great River), Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill) and Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue). The adventure continues: stroll through Central Park, identify plant and animal life at Quogue Wildlife Refuge, stop by Amazing Olive, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

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If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In May, daytime highs in New York City are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Amazing Olive, Fire Island National Seashore, Bushkill Falls
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Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

2
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 21st (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and finally wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then browse the different shops at Peddler's Village.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia holiday site .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Philadelphia, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Peddler's Village
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

2
days
Miami

Miami
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, then stop by Robert Is Here Fruit Stand, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Everglades Alligator Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace and then stroll through Haulover Beach Park.

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Do a combination of flight and tram from Philadelphia to Miami in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and tram; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, things will get a bit warmer in Miami: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Homestead, Haulover Beach Park
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Everglades Alligator Farm
Everglades Alligator Farm
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park

2
days
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 25th (Fri), get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets and then try out the rides at World of Disney. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): make a trip to International Drive.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando travel planner.

Do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to Orlando in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami in May, Orlando is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Neighborhoods Theme Parks
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World of Disney ©
World of Disney
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets ©
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets

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