15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Zurich
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Cleveland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
Princeton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h
Zurich

2
days
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Wade Memorial Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, then look for all kinds of wild species at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, and then admire the striking features of Terminal Tower.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Cleveland online holiday maker .

Zurich, Switzerland to Cleveland is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Cleveland

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Memphis Kiddie Park, F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm
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F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm ©
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm
Memphis Kiddie Park ©
Memphis Kiddie Park
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art

2
days
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 9th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Storybook Island. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Founding Fathers Black Hills, pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rapid City trip planner .

Fly from Cleveland to Rapid City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cleveland to Rapid City. Traveling from Cleveland in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rapid City, with lows of 1°C. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Princeton.

Things to do in Rapid City

#Nature, #Parks, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Custer, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

2
days
Princeton

Princeton ©
Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Jenkinson's Boardwalk and then enjoy the sand and surf at Belmar Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Princeton University and then admire the majestic nature at Tyler State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Princeton journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rapid City to Princeton in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rapid City to Princeton due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rapid City in October, Princeton is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Princeton

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Belmar Beach, Tyler State Park
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Belmar Beach ©
Belmar Beach
Tyler State Park ©
Tyler State Park
Princeton University ©
Princeton University

6
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.
When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bronx Zoo in Bronx, approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planner .

Drive from Princeton to New York City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Princeton in October, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, 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 ©

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