10 days in East Coast of USA & Pennsylvania Itinerary

10 days in East Coast of USA & Pennsylvania Itinerary

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10 days in East Coast of USA & Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  4​h
1
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Portland
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Bus:  7​h 15​min
6
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Indianapolis

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Thu), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip app .

Indianapolis to Washington DC is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Indianapolis in July: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 89°F and lows are around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally take in the local highlights with Confederate Trails of Gettysburg.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Gettysburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Gettysburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get slightly colder in Gettysburg: highs are around 84°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

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Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, see the interesting displays at Please Touch Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally browse the exhibits of Independence Hall.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in July, Philadelphia is a bit warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Please Touch Museum ©
Please Touch Museum
Rodin Museum ©
Rodin Museum

3
nights
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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. Kids will enjoy The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the water at your own pace with Tribeca Sailing, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in New York City

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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park

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Portland

Portland ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pine Point Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Point Beach.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary website .

You can fly from New York City to Portland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Portland reach 79°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portland Head Light, Sandy Point Beach, Pine Point Beach
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Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then hike along Niagara Gorge Trail. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Devil's Hole State Park and then head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls online route maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Portland to Niagara Falls in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Niagara Jet Adventures
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Devil's Hole State Park ©
Devil's Hole State Park

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