16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

New York City
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
Rochester
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
Chicago
— 4 nights
Chicago

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Empire State Building, steep yourself in history at Federal Hall, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip generator.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In August, daytime highs in New York City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

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Bronx Zoo
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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
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then take in the dramatic natural features at Longwood Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Independence Hall. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Sesame Place.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Philadelphia travel itinerary creator.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Theme Parks Classes Nightlife

Side Trips

Sesame Place, Longwood Gardens
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Sesame Place ©
Sesame Place
Longwood Gardens
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

2
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.
On the 26th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays 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 maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC vacation trip planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Rochester.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
day
Rochester

Rochester
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong Museum, then contemplate the long history of Stone-Tolan House, and then try to win big at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rochester vacation builder.

Fly from Washington DC to Rochester in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in August; daily highs in Rochester reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Rochester

Childrens Museums Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
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The Strong Museum
The Strong Museum
Stone-Tolan House ©
Stone-Tolan House
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack

1
day
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara, then admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex, and then Head underground at Cave of the Winds.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Niagara Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex
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Aquarium of Niagara
Aquarium of Niagara
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

4
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Attractions like Wrigley Field and Lincoln Park Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, and admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip builder.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, Chicago is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago ©
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium

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