13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Minneapolis
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
Boston
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
Salem
— Few hours
train + bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Charlottesville
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Richmond
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Minneapolis

3
days
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Paul Revere House as well as Plimoth Plantation. Attractions like Fenway Park and Boston Public Garden make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, make a trip to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, stroll through Boston Common, and wander the streets of North End.

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Minneapolis to Boston is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Boston is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Boston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salem.

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Plimoth Plantation
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Plimoth Plantation
Plimoth Plantation
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

1
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Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at The House of the Seven Gables and then stroll through Salem Witch Trials Memorial.

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Salem is just a stone's throw from Boston. In July, daily temperatures in Salem can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to New York City.

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Salem Witch Trials Memorial
The House of the Seven Gables
The House of the Seven Gables

3
days
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Times Square and The High Line. Family-friendly places like Central Park and Alice in Wonderland Statue will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Federal Hall, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

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You can drive from Salem to New York City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Salem in July since evenings lows in New York City dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
days
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Gallery of Art as well as United States Capitol. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, examine the collection at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Smithsonian National Zoological Park, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at The White House.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Charlottesville.

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Museums Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum
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National Zoological Park

1
day
Charlottesville

Charlottesville
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
You've now added James Madison's Montpelier to your itinerary. On the 8th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Thomas Jefferson Foundation, steep yourself in history at Michie Tavern, and then hike along James Madison's Montpelier.

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Traveling by train from Washington DC to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Washington DC in July since evenings lows in Charlottesville dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Richmond.

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Historic Sites Museums Parks

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James Madison's Montpelier
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Thomas Jefferson Foundation
Thomas Jefferson Foundation
Michie Tavern
Michie Tavern

2
days
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 9th (Sun): make a trip to Monument Avenue. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Maymont, then admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Cemetery, and finally look for gifts at For the Love of Chocolate.

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You can drive from Charlottesville to Richmond in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

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Maymont
Maymont
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Hollywood Cemetery
Hollywood Cemetery

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