17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Baltimore
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Richmond
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Detroit
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  4​h
10
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

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

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 29th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Chanticleer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wissahickon Valley Park, and then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Chanticleer
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Chanticleer ©
Chanticleer
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

1
night
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
On the 30th (Thu), explore and take pictures at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Baltimore online attractions planner .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Baltimore sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Washington DC.
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Oriole Park at Camden Yards ©
Oriole Park at Camden Yards

4
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, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC road trip site .

You can take a train from Baltimore to Washington DC in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
White House ©
White House

few
hours
Richmond

Richmond
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Richmond online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Washington DC to Richmond by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you're off toPittsburgh.

Things to do in Richmond

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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1
night
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
On the 4th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and then explore and take pictures at PNC Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Pittsburgh trip simple and quick.

Fly from Richmond to Pittsburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Richmond in September, things will get a bit cooler in Pittsburgh: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

#Historic Sites, #Parks
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PNC Park ©
PNC Park

1
night
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rocky River Reservation and then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cleveland trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Cleveland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Cleveland

#Parks, #Museums
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The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Rocky River Reservation ©
Rocky River Reservation

1
night
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Detroit trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cleveland to Detroit by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Detroit

#Museums
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Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 7th (Fri), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps and then stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco route planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Detroit to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 9th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seattle route builder .

Do a combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to Seattle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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