14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Houston
Fly:  6​h
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Harrisburg
— 1 night
train:  2​h
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Houston

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary site .

Houston to Washington DC is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in May, things will get slightly colder in Washington DC: highs are around 76°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Harrisburg.

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 Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

1
day
Harrisburg

Harrisburg ©
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Hersheypark.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Harrisburg journey planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Harrisburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. Traveling from Washington DC in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Harrisburg, with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Harrisburg

#Theme Parks

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Hersheypark
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

2
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip builder app .

You can take a train from Harrisburg to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can take a bus to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Nightlife

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Six Flags Great Adventure
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Six Flags Great Adventure ©
Six Flags Great Adventure
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip builder app .

You can take a bus from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Philadelphia in May, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Bridge
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
days
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Niagara, contemplate the long history of Old Fort Niagara, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in May since evenings lows in Niagara Falls dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Fort Niagara, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
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Aquarium of Niagara ©
Aquarium of Niagara
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

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