16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + bus:  14​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. Step out of the city life by going to East River Waterfront Esplanade and Speed Boats Tours. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, and explore the striking landscape of Hamilton Grange National Memorial.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New York City holiday builder website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to New York City is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Traveling from Tel Aviv to New York City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, things will get a bit cooler in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence National Historical Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Barnes Foundation and Betsy Ross House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: High Rocks Vista (in Pipersville), D&L Trail (in Slatington) and Power Line Trail (in Horsham). There's still lots to do: trek along Schuylkill River Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Cynwyd Heritage Trail, steep yourself in history at Todd House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kelly Drive.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, High Rocks Vista, Cynwyd Heritage Trail, D&L Trail, Power Line Trail
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

4
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Antietam National Battlefield and National Gallery of Art. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Mount Vernon Trail (in Arlington), The Point (in Harpers Ferry) and Gettysburg (Devils Den & Gettysburg National Cemetery). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and see the interesting displays at Newseum.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC tour itinerary planner .

Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg, The Point, Antietam National Battlefield, Mount Vernon Trail
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Devils Den ©
Devils Den
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): trek along Mary's Rock Summit Trail and then hike along Appalachian Trail. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Limberlost Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then learn about winemaking at Glass House Winery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park trip maker .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Shenandoah National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Washington DC in October since evenings lows in Shenandoah National Park dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Glass House Winery
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Appalachian Trail ©
Appalachian Trail
Mary's Rock Summit Trail ©
Mary's Rock Summit Trail

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