11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 2 nights
End: New York City

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, and then take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then get curious at The Franklin Institute, and finally take in the architecture and design of University of Pennsylvania.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia trip builder .

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour bus ride. You can also take a train; or drive. May in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Highlights from your plan
The Franklin Institute ©
The Franklin Institute
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Washington DC itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara and then try your luck at Seneca Niagara Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, then contemplate the long history of Old Fort Niagara, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip maker tool .

Getting from Washington DC to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect Niagara Falls to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trip

Old Fort Niagara
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium of Niagara ©
Aquarium of Niagara
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and then admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, then engage your brain at Museum of Science, and then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Boston online journey builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Boston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Boston are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Science ©
Museum of Science
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park

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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Empire State Building, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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