27 days in United States & Le Havre Itinerary

27 days in United States & Le Havre Itinerary

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Start: Zurich, Switzerland
+5
Train + Bus + Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  7 h 45 min
1
Le Havre, France
— 1 night
ferry:  158 h
2
New York City, United States
— 7 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Philadelphia, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  14 h 45 min
5
Iowa City, United States
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

1
night
Le Havre, France

Le Havre ©
Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ancienne base de l'OTAN, stroll through Plage Du Tilleul, thenmake a trip to Falaises d'Etretat, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Carre du Theatre de l'Hotel de Ville, admire the landmark architecture of Bibliotheque Oscar Niemeyer, stop by Loho Le Local Shop, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally admire the striking features of Villa Nordique.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Le Havre sightseeing website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Le Havre is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in January: high temperatures in Le Havre hover around 9°C and lows are around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Le Havre

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Etretat, Plage Du Tilleul
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Loho Le Local Shop ©
Loho Le Local Shop
Carre du Theatre de l'Hotel de Ville ©
Carre du Theatre de l'Hotel de Ville

7
nights
New York City, United States

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, get great views at Top of the Rock, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our New York City visit planning tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Le Havre to New York City takes 14.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Le Havre to New York City. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Le Havre in January, with highs in New York City at 5°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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

3
nights
Washington DC, United States

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and browse the collection at Library of Congress.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online trip builder.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

3
nights
Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, thentake an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center, appreciate the history behind Scottish Memorial, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, thenexamine the collection at The Franklin Institute, and finally appreciate the history behind Rocky Statue.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia online tour planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Iowa City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Harrah's Philadelphia
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

3
nights
Iowa City, United States

Iowa City ©
Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Iowa City side-trips: Figge Art Museum (in Davenport), Rock Island (Jumer's Casino Rock Island & Atomic Cannon) and Iowa 80 Trucking Museum (in Walcott). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Old Capitol Museum, stop by Prairie Lights, relax in the rural setting at Wilson's Orchard, and get lost in a book at University of Iowa Special Collections & University Archives.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Iowa City travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Philadelphia to Iowa City with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Iowa City is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Philadelphia in January: high temperatures in Iowa City hover around 0°C and lows are around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iowa City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Rock Island, Figge Art Museum, Iowa Firefighters Memorial, Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
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Old Capitol Museum ©
Old Capitol Museum
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum ©
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
Museum of Natural History ©
Museum of Natural History

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