18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Austin
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  10​h
7
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h
End: New York City

3
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire all the interesting features of The High Line, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New York City. In October in New York City, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wissahickon Valley Park and then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip builder website .

Take a bus from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Parks, #Museums, #Nightlife

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

3
nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at The Pentagon, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip maker tool .

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
White House ©
White House

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 23rd (Tue), test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Austin, then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Austin visit website .

You can fly from Washington DC to Austin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: high temperatures in Austin hover around 85°F and lows are around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Austin

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 25th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, make a trip to Powell Point, and stroll through Rim Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park vacation planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Austin to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Austin to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Austin in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 47°F and lows are around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, then don't miss a visit to Third Street Art Alley, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, make a trip to Schoellkopf Power Station, and then hike along Niagara Gorge Trail.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls journey planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Niagara Falls takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Niagara Falls, with highs around 63°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls Observation Tower ©
Niagara Falls Observation Tower

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