12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + Bus:  8​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Buffalo
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Quechee
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Stowe
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Phoenix

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, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

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

Phoenix to New York City is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Phoenix in October, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in New York City: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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

2
nights
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 29th (Tue), try your luck at Seneca Niagara Casino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then make a trip to Canalside, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park. On the next day, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Buffalo trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Buffalo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Buffalo at 62°F and lows at 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buffalo

Nature Parks Casinos

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

2
nights
Quechee

Quechee ©
Quechee is a census-designated place and one of five unincorporated villages in the town of Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont, United States. On the 31st (Thu), relax in the rural setting at Sugarbush Farm, then get interesting insight from Tours, then take in breathtaking views at Quechee Gorge, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Billings Farm & Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at Quechee Gorge Village Vermont Antique Mall, then sample the fine beverages at Vermont Spirits, and finally appreciate the history behind Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Quechee road trip planner .

You can drive from Buffalo to Quechee in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Buffalo in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Quechee, with lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Stowe.

Things to do in Quechee

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Woodstock, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Billings Farm & Museum ©
Billings Farm & Museum
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site ©
Quechee Gorge ©
Quechee Gorge

2
nights
Stowe

Stowe ©
Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mansfield State Forest, then steep yourself in history at Shelburne Farms, then see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Magic Hat Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: trek along Stowe Recreation Path, then stroll around Waterfront Park, then stroll through Burlington Bike Path, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at The Alchemist.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Stowe online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Quechee to Stowe takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in November, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Shelburne, Burlington, Magic Hat Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path
Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum
Mount Mansfield State Forest ©
Mount Mansfield State Forest

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