15 days in United States Itinerary

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Boston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sandwich
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Train
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 3 nights

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Boston — 3 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
Step out of Boston with an excursion to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Gloucester--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, get engrossed in the history at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, stroll around Boston Common, and take a stroll through North End.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston trip maker.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Logan International Airport, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Theodore Francis Green State Airport and Portsmouth International at Pease Airport. In September in Boston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sandwich.
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Museums · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Sandwich — 2 nights

Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Plimoth Grist Mill, then take an in-depth tour of Plimoth Patuxet Museums, and then don't miss a visit to Old King's Hwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum, see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, contemplate the long history of Hoxie House, then contemplate the long history of Mayflower II, then appreciate the history behind Plymouth Rock, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Leyden Street, Plymouth Ma.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sandwich trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Boston to Sandwich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Sandwich can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to New York City.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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New York City — 4 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: go for a walk through Central Park, get great views at Top of the Rock, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip website.

You can fly from Sandwich to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sandwich in September, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Philadelphia — 2 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.
On the 13th (Wed), don't miss a visit to 30th Street Station, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, and finally ponder the design of Longwood Gardens. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and finally take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Philadelphia trip planning site.

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Washington DC — 3 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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Washington DC visit planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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United States travel guide

4.6
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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Cape Cod travel guide

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Beaches · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Specialty Museums
Located on the southern shore of Massachusetts, Cape Cod contains some 15 towns and two islands. The arm-shaped peninsula is a popular holiday destination throughout the year because of its historical attractions, art galleries, award-winning restaurants, and a scenic coastline dotted by sandy beaches. Start your sightseeing in Provincetown, located at the very tip of the cape and famous for being the site of the first Pilgrims' landing in 1620. From there you can hit up all of the Cape's other small towns, renowned for their comfortable bed and breakfasts and distinctive cuisine of fresh fish and oyster dishes. This maritime community features more than a dozen lighthouses. Part of experiencing the Cape means a trip to its two islands--which showcase several lighthouses and numerous restaurants.
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