12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  15​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Atlantic City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Istanbul

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: make a trip to Central Park, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary maker app .

Istanbul, Turkey to New York City is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in New York City hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Atlantic City.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
On the 10th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Civil Rights Garden, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Brigantine Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Atlantic City tour planning website .

Traveling by car from New York City to Atlantic City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for little chillier nights in Atlantic City, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Brigantine Beach, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Brigantine Beach ©
Brigantine Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding
Civil Rights Garden ©
Civil Rights Garden

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: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Drive from Atlantic City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlantic City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Niagara Gorge Trail, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Goat Island and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip itinerary planning website .

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 September, things will get a bit cooler in Niagara Falls: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Goat Island ©
Goat Island

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