16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Belfast
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
New York City
— 2 nights
3
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
5
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
6
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  15​h 45​min
End: Belfast

2
nights
Boston

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston trip planner.

Belfast, UK to Boston is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Belfast in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Boston: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Gloucester
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

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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 15th (Sun), walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Boston in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Food Tours
Speed Boats Tours

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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 16th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Wanamaker Organ, look for gifts at Macy's Philadelphia, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Christ Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia travel planner .

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Antietam National Battlefield. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Washington DC attractions planner .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Richmond.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Antietam National Battlefield, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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Walking tours
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

1
night
Richmond

Richmond ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Richmond day trip planner .

You can drive from Washington DC to Richmond in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Richmond, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Pocahontas State Park, Blandford Church and Cemetery
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Pocahontas State Park ©
Pocahontas State Park
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

3
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): cast your line with a fishing tour, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then ponder the world of politics at Charleston City Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, sample the tasty concoctions at Westbrook Brewing Co, then identify plant and animal life at The Center for Birds of Prey, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Charleston online trip planner .

Getting from Richmond to Charleston by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Richmond in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Charleston, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, The Center for Birds of Prey
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Step off the beaten path and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Speed Boats Tours. Step out of Savannah with an excursion to Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort--about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and wander the streets of Savannah Historic District.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Savannah trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Savannah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Savannah, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park ©
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

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