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:  13​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
7
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Budapest

6
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

Budapest, Hungary to New York City is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Budapest in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the 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

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and finally hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

For maps and tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip tool .

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

3
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.
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, ponder the world of politics at White House, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can 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.
On the 20th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bearfence Mountain, don't miss a visit to Dean Cemetery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Skyline Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): admire the sheer force of Dark Hollow Falls, trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then trek along Limberlost Trail.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Shenandoah National Park road trip app .

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 little chillier evenings in Shenandoah National Park when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) 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.
Explore Virginia Beach's surroundings by going to Williamsburg (Busch Gardens Williamsburg & Colonial Williamsburg). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, take in the pleasant sights at King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Shenandoah National Park to Virginia Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Shenandoah National Park in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Virginia Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Williamsburg
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Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester) and Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, take a stroll through North End, make a trip to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and steep yourself in history at Granary Burying Ground.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Boston journey planner.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Boston by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, Boston is slightly colder than Virginia Beach - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
New York City

New York City ©
On the 29th (Sat), make a trip to Broadway, walk around Bryant Park, and then take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Boston in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in New York City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks
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Bryant Park ©
Bryant Park
Broadway ©
Broadway
Brooklyn Bridge ©
Brooklyn Bridge

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