12 days in Findlay, Pittsburgh & East Coast of USA Itinerary

12 days in Findlay, Pittsburgh & East Coast of USA Itinerary

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12 days in Findlay, Pittsburgh & East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  30​min
1
Findlay
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
5
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Houston

1
day
Findlay

Findlay
Findlay is a city in and the county seat of Hancock County, Ohio, United States. To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Findlay online trip maker .

Chicago to Findlay is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Findlay due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Findlay can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. You will leave for Pittsburgh on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Findlay

Museums Parks Shopping

2
nights
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fallingwater, then take in the exciting artwork at Pittsburgh Glass Center Studios, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, then look for all kinds of wild species at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, then get engrossed in the history at Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History, and finally wander the streets of The Strip District.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pittsburgh trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Findlay to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, Fallingwater
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Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve ©
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then make a trip to Central Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Pittsburgh to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Pittsburgh in July since evenings lows in New York City dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square
Central Park ©
Central Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, then meet the residents at National Zoological Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Arlington, Horseshoe Casino
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get a bit cooler in Niagara Falls: highs are around 81°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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