17 days in United States Itinerary

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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Providence
— 2 nights
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Boston
— 3 nights
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Salem
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia — 4 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur). There's much more to do: stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, examine the collection at The Franklin Institute, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia holiday site.

Leeds, UK to Philadelphia is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Leeds in August: high temperatures in Philadelphia hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.
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New York City — 3 nights

Big Apple

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, stroll through The High Line, appreciate the extensive heritage of World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Providence.
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Providence — 2 nights

The Renaissance City

Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
On the 6th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Lizzie Borden House and then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Federal Hill. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Providence Performing Arts Center, then take in the architecture and design of Brown University, then admire the masterpieces at RISD Museum, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Providence sightseeing planner.

You can fly from New York City to Providence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Providence, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Boston.
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Boston — 3 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Sandwich (Hoxie House, Heritage Museums & Gardens, &more) and Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, traverse land and water with a duck tour, and admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Boston trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Providence to Boston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Boston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Salem.
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Salem — 3 nights

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salem: Gloucester (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Fishermen's Memorial Monument). There's much more to do: stop by Crow Haven Corner, stroll the grounds of Old Burying Point Cemetery, examine the collection at Salem Witch Museum, and make a trip to Stickworks Statue - What the Birds Know - by Patrick Dougherty.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salem travel planner.

Drive from Boston to Salem in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in September, Salem is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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