15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner
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Portland
— 1 night
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Boston
— 2 nights
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Providence
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Hartford
— 1 night
Drive
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Baltimore
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Richmond
— 1 night
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Charlotte
— 1 night
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Portland — 1 night

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
On the 21st (Sat), grab your bike and head to Greenbelt Walkway, then enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Portland trip planner.

Washington to Portland is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington in May: high temperatures in Portland hover around 64°F and lows are around 45°F. You'll set off for Boston on the 22nd (Sun).
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Boston — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): let the kids burn off some steam at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, and then appreciate the history behind New England Holocaust Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and then stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Boston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Boston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for Providence.
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Providence

Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Providence trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Boston to Providence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You'll set off for Hartford on the 24th (Tue).
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Hartford — 1 night

Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hartford vacation planning site.

Drive from Providence to Hartford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Hartford, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to New York City.
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New York City — 3 nights

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, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and stroll around The High Line.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hartford to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in New York City are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to 30th Street Station, admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, trek along Schuylkill River Trail, trek along Kelly Drive, then deepen your understanding at Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Pennsylvania. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Franklin Square, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and finally shop like a local with Rittenhouse Square.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia online travel route planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Baltimore.
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Baltimore — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): appreciate the history behind Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Baltimore trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Philadelphia to Baltimore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally explore the activities along Tidal Basin. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC itinerary website.

Getting from Baltimore to Washington DC by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Richmond.
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Richmond — 1 night

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), stroll the grounds of Hollywood Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Maymont.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Richmond holiday app.

Getting from Washington DC to Richmond by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Charlotte.
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Charlotte — 1 night

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and then find something for the whole family at Richard Petty Driving Experience.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Charlotte online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Richmond to Charlotte in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Charlotte are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to 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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