15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Philadelphia
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Gettysburg
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Rochester
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
New York City
— 5 nights
taxi:  15​min
Brooklyn
— 2 nights
taxi:  15​min
New York City

2
days
Philadelphia

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then contemplate the long history of Longwood Gardens, and then steep yourself in history at Independence Hall. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Sesame Place.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia custom trip planner.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major airports are Philadelphia International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In August, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Theme Parks Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Sesame Place
Highlights from your plan
Sesame Place
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art

2
days
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.
On the 21st (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at The White House.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC holiday planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art

1
day
Gettysburg

Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery and then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gettysburg travel planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Gettysburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in August, Gettysburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Rochester.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Cemetery

few
hours
Rochester

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rochester trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Gettysburg to Rochester by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Gettysburg in August, Rochester is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. You will leave for Niagara Falls on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Outdoors Tours

2
days
Niagara Falls

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Niagara and then try to win big at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Niagara Falls.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip planner.

Drive from Rochester to Niagara Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium of Niagara
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls

6
days
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock Observation Deck, admire the striking features of Grand central terminal, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in New York City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Brooklyn.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park

2
days
Brooklyn

Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bronx Zoo, then take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, and then wander the streets of Dumbo.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brooklyn trip builder.

Brooklyn is just a short distance from New York City. August in Brooklyn sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Bronx Zoo
Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Heights Promenade

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