26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Berlin
Fly:  11​h 30​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly + tram:  2​h 30​min
Miami
— 4 nights
tram + Fly:  13​h 30​min
Berlin

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cupsogue Beach County Park and Belmar Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Grey Towers National Historic Site (in Milford), Ocean Grove Beach (in Ocean Grove) and William Floyd Estate (in Mastic Beach). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the dramatic scenery at Bushkill Falls, go for a walk through Central Park, and hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City travel planner.

Berlin, Germany to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to New York City is minus 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

William Floyd Estate, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Ocean Grove Beach, Belmar Beach, Bushkill Falls
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Grove Beach
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial

3
days
Niagara Falls

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Get a sense of the local culture at Our Lady of Victory Basilica and Black Willow Winery. Step out of the city life by going to Niagara Falls and Hidden Valley Animal Adventure. When in Niagara Falls, make a side trip to see Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff in Derby, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, try to win big at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, and admire the landmark architecture of Kleinhans Music Hall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls travel itinerary creator.

Do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trips

Kleinhans Music Hall, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Black Willow Winery, Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff, Hidden Valley Animal Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls
Our Lady of Victory Basilica

4
days
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step out of the city life by going to Silver Beach County Park and Starved Rock State Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Mere State Park and The Magnificent Mile. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Niagara Falls in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Chicago, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Starved Rock State Park, Silver Beach County Park, Grand Mere State Park
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park
Starved Rock State Park
Grand Mere State Park

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site. Arlington National Cemetery and National Air and Space Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to The Hague Winery (in Hague) and Breezy Point Beach and Campground (in Chesapeake Beach). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Washington DC is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Breezy Point Beach and Campground, Arlington National Cemetery, The Hague Winery
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park
Arlington National Cemetery
National Air and Space Museum

4
days
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Visit Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Cemetery for their historical value. Relax by the water at Smathers Beach and Higgs Beach. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Key West Distilling, and examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West vacation builder.

You can fly from Washington DC to Key West in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Washington DC in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 31°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Zachary Taylor
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
days
Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get some cultural insight at Art Deco Historic District and The Wolfsonian-Florida International University. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Lauderdale Beach and Ocean Drive. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Everglades National Park (in Florida City) and Las Olas Beach (in Fort Lauderdale). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Haulover Beach Park, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, and shop like a local with Espanola Way.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Miami vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Key West to Miami in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Miami are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Haulover Beach Park, Everglades National Park
Highlights from your plan
South Beach
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Art Deco Historic District

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