11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Train
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New York City
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Georgetown University, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip tool.

Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Washington in July, Washington DC is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Niagara Falls

— 4 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Get out of town with these interesting Niagara Falls side-trips: Canalside (in Buffalo) and Letchworth State Park (in Castile). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, make a trip to Third Street Art Alley, step off the mainland to explore Three Sisters Island, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Niagara Falls takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 81°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 2 nights

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, then don't miss a visit to Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial, and finally stroll through Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Strip District, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and then explore the world behind art at The Andy Warhol Museum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pittsburgh trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Pittsburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.