12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mashantucket
train:  2​h
1
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
End: Mashantucket

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, get curious at Museum of Science, and then walk around Boston Common. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, then stroll around Boston Public Garden, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and finally browse the collection at Boston Public Library.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Boston trip maker app .

Mashantucket to Boston is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Boston are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the New York City trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Washington DC are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, take an in-depth tour of Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, then take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip maker .

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 train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect Niagara Falls to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

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