11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
2
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Rochester
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
4
Syracuse
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cooperstown
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
7
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: San Diego

1
night
Indianapolis

Indianapolis
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): examine the collection at Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor and Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Indianapolis route planner .

San Diego to Indianapolis is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to Indianapolis. Traveling from San Diego in November, things will get much colder in Indianapolis: highs are around 52°F and lows about 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums

Side Trip

Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor and Museum

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Niagara Falls. On the 21st (Thu), examine the collection at Niagara Science Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, then examine the collection at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Kazoo Factory, Museum, & Gift Shop of Eden.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls visit planner .

You can fly from Indianapolis to Niagara Falls in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. November in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Rochester.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kazoo Factory, Museum, & Gift Shop of Eden, Niagara Power Project Visitors Center
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Science Museum ©
Niagara Science Museum
Niagara Power Project Visitors Center ©

1
night
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rochester trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Niagara Falls to Rochester by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in November, and nighttime lows around 34°F. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Syracuse.

Things to do in Rochester

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Stone-Tolan House Historic Site ©
Stone-Tolan House Historic Site

3
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Shop till you drop at Destiny USA and 1000 Islands River Rat Cheese. Do some cultural sightseeing at Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry and Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum of International Masks and Puppets and have some family-friendly fun at Amazing Mirror Maze.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Syracuse itinerary planner.

Getting from Rochester to Syracuse by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in November, and nighttime lows around 32°F. On the 25th (Mon), you're off toCooperstown.

Things to do in Syracuse

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry, 1000 Islands River Rat Cheese, Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Destiny USA ©
Destiny USA
Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry ©

few
hours
Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): stop by Riverwood Gifts and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cooperstown trip planner .

You can drive from Syracuse to Cooperstown in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cooperstown can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Holy Trinity Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Riverwood Gifts ©
Riverwood Gifts
Holy Trinity Monastery ©
Holy Trinity Monastery

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rockefeller Center, Inside Broadway Tours, Madison Square Garden, and other attractions you added. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Cooperstown to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cooperstown in November; daily highs in New York City reach 57°F and lows reach 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Brooklyn Heights Promenade ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eastern State Penitentiary as well as Valley Forge National Historical Park. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Valley Forge National Historical Park, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center, and finally get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Philadelphia tour builder tool .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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