11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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New York City
— 2 nights
Train
2
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Train
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Buffalo
— 1 night
Drive
6
Wheeling
— 2 nights
Drive to Pittsburgh International Airport, Fly to Malaga

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New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Malaga, Spain to New York City is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Philadelphia

— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, then take a stroll through Boathouse Row, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally walk around Wissahickon Valley Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Philadelphia using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Washington DC day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then walk around Millennium Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Buffalo.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Buffalo

— 1 night

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 19th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Forest Lawn, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then hike along Niagara Gorge Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Buffalo trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Buffalo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Buffalo is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in August, Buffalo is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Wheeling.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Wheeling

— 2 nights
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum", and then see the interesting displays at Castle Halloween Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Wheeling trip site.

Drive from Buffalo to Wheeling in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wheeling

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.