21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner
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Train to Edinburgh, Fly to Boston
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Boston
— 5 nights
Fly
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Philadelphia
— 5 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 6 nights
Fly to Edinburgh, Train to Newcastle upon Tyne

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Boston — 5 nights

Beantown

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.
Family-friendly places like Heritage Museums & Gardens and Shining Sea Bikeway will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Falmouth (Highfield Hall & Gardens & Coonamessett Farm), Sandwich Glass Museum (in Sandwich) and Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises (in Barnstable). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Nickerson State Park, engage your brain at Museum of Science, have fun at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Cod Canal.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Boston road trip tool.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Boston is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in August; daily highs in Boston reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Philadelphia.
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Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Childrens Museums
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Philadelphia — 5 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.
Bring the kids along to Old Windmill Farm and Longwood Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur), Pirate Adventures (in Ocean City) and Black Pearl Pirate Tours (in Beach Haven). There's much more to do: walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Adventure Aquarium, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and examine the collection at The Franklin Institute.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Boston to Philadelphia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.
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Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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Washington DC — 4 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and get a sense of history and politics at The Pentagon.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to New York City.
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New York City — 6 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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and Bronx Zoo. Change things up with a short trip to Coney Island in Brooklyn (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and make a trip to Empire State Building.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in New York City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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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