15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
1
Buffalo
— 2 nights
fly:  2​h
2
New York City
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Buffalo

2
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Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory Basilica, then contemplate the long history of Roycroft Campus, then enjoy some music at Kleinhans Music Hall, and finally take a stroll through Elmwood Village. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, and then steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Buffalo online route builder .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Buffalo. May in Buffalo sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Buffalo

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Roycroft Campus, Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Upper Delaware River and Ort Farms. Get some cultural insight at Times Square and 9/11 Memorial. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill) and Worthington State Forest (in Columbia). It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Buffalo to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in New York City are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

#Nature, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Upper Delaware River, Bushkill Falls, Worthington State Forest, Ort Farms
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall and then take in the exciting artwork at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Valley Forge National Historical Park, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia travel planner .

Traveling by bus from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Hagley Museum and Library, Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Old Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Tomb of the Unknowns, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Old Town
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Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©

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nights
Chicago

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 Starved Rock State Park and Silver Beach County Park. John Deere Historic Site and Millennium Park will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Chicago with a short trip to August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room in Utica, about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, Chicago is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Utica, Silver Beach County Park, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, John Deere Historic Site
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Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park

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