9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

San Diego
Fly + bus + train:  7​h 15​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
New York City
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
Boston
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
San Diego

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at US Naval Academy Foundation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC journey planner .

San Diego to Washington DC is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tomb of the Unknowns, US Naval Academy Foundation
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
day
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence National Historical Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Independence Hall.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the train to New York City.

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Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary

2
days
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.
On the 5th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, then hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, then take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and finally pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial. On your second day here, stroll through Gunnison Beach and then enjoy the sea views from Gateway National Recreation.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the New York City day trip planner .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in New York City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sandy Hook
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Gateway National Recreation ©
Gateway National Recreation
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

2
days
Boston

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then enjoy the sand and surf at Good Harbor Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of The House of the Seven Gables. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, then take a stroll through Newbury Street, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Boston tour builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Boston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Boston hover around 75°F and lows are around 59°F. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Gloucester, The House of the Seven Gables
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freedom Trail
Freedom Trail
The House of the Seven Gables
The House of the Seven Gables

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