12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
2
Philadelphia
— 1 night
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
6
Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
New York City
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Times Square and then explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary planner .

Frankfurt, Germany to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Frankfurt to New York City. In October, New York City is somewhat warmer than Frankfurt - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

1
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 14th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia journey planner .

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites
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Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

2
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 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip builder .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then explore and take pictures at PNC Park, then pause for some photo ops at Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh online journey planner .

Fly from Washington DC to Pittsburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, Pittsburgh is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
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PNC Park ©
PNC Park

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Niagara Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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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.
When in Boston, make a side trip to see Orchard House in Concord, approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, explore and take pictures at USS Constitution, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, and see the interesting displays at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Boston trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Boston in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. October in Boston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Orchard House
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

1
night
New York City

New York City ©
For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in October, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for home.
Highlights from your plan
Chrysler Building ©
Chrysler Building

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