23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  14 h
1
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
2
New York City
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Boston
— 1 night
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Budapest

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester) and Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, contemplate the long history of The Paul Revere House, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Boston trip planner .

Budapest, Hungary to Boston is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Budapest to Boston. In August, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Marginal Way Walkway
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

6
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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, go for a walk through The High Line, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Boston in August, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Step out of Philadelphia to go to Kennett Square and see Longwood Gardens, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia day trip site .

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Harrah's Philadelphia
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park

3
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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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

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Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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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 22nd (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Bearfence Mountain, don't miss a visit to Dean Cemetery, and then cruise along Skyline Drive. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Dark Hollow Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then get some jogging in at Limberlost Trail.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Shenandoah National Park travel planning site .

Drive from Washington DC to Shenandoah National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Shenandoah National Park when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Bearfence Mountain ©
Bearfence Mountain

3
nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Virginia Beach side-trips: Off-Road Tours (in Corolla), Williamsburg (Historic Jamestowne & Colonial Williamsburg) and Morris Farm Market (in Barco). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, and don't miss a visit to Cape Henry Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Virginia Beach visit planning app .

Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to Virginia Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Virginia Beach when traveling from Shenandoah National Park in August, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Off-Road Tours, Morris Farm Market
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Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company
Off-Road Tours
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg

1
night
Boston

Boston ©
On the 28th (Fri), get curious at Museum of Science and then get advice or help at Boston Public Library.

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You can fly from Virginia Beach to Boston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Virginia Beach in August; daily highs in Boston reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Childrens Museums Museums
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Museum of Science ©
Museum of Science
Boston Public Library ©
Boston Public Library

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