12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Princeton
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Plattsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Newburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: New York City


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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.
For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip maker .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from London in July, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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night
Princeton

Princeton ©
Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Princeton University and then experience rural life at Duke Farms.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Princeton tour builder website .

Getting from New York City to Princeton by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Princeton are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Princeton

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Duke Farms
Highlights from your plan
Duke Farms ©
Duke Farms
Princeton University ©
Princeton University

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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 fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC day trip site .

You can drive from Princeton to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 23rd (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Niagara, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then step off the mainland to explore Three Sisters Island, and then take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls online holiday builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in July; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Plattsburgh.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

1
night
Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh ©
Plattsburgh is a city in and the seat of Clinton County, New York, United States. On the 25th (Thu), examine the collection at Shelburne Museum and then fly down the slopes at Whiteface Mountain.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Plattsburgh road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Plattsburgh takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Plattsburgh, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Plattsburgh

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Whiteface Mountain, White's Beach, Church Street Marketplace, Shelburne Museum
Highlights from your plan
Whiteface Mountain ©
Whiteface Mountain
Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum
Church Street Marketplace ©
Church Street Marketplace

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Newburgh

Newburgh ©
Newburgh is a city located in Orange County, New York, United States, 60mi north of New York City, and 90mi south of Albany, on the Hudson River. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve, snap pictures at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, and then contemplate the long history of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and then steep yourself in history at Val-Kill Cottage.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Newburgh trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Plattsburgh to Newburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Plattsburgh in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Newburgh. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Newburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Storm King Art Center, Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Minnewaska State Park Preserve ©
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

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