13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Milford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia


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2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Do your shopping at Rittenhouse Square and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Get some cultural insight at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence Hall. Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Schuylkill River Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kelly Drive, wander the streets of Society Hill, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Cynwyd Heritage Trail.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia trip planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Philadelphia. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Cynwyd Heritage Trail, Brandywine River Museum of Art
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History. Get outdoors at Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Hamilton Grange National Memorial. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, browse the eclectic array of goods at Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New York City route maker app .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Genesee Country Village & Museum and Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. Get in touch with nature at Cave of the Winds and Niagara Falls. Step out of Niagara Falls to go to Cherry Creek and see Cockaigne Ski Area, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: hike along Niagara Gorge Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, look for gifts at Three Sisters Trading Post, and don't miss a visit to Third Street Art Alley.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get little chillier in Niagara Falls: highs are around 38°F and lows about 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Genesee Country Village & Museum, Cockaigne Ski Area
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Genesee Country Village & Museum ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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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.
On the 31st (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Vernon Trail, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and then take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in December, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 51°F and 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Milford.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Mount Vernon Trail, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary
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Mount Vernon Trail ©
Mount Vernon Trail
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Milford

Milford ©
Milford is a city in Kent and Sussex counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Alley of Bridgeville, LLC, identify plant and animal life at Abbott's Mill Nature Center, and then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 37- A Destination for Artful Living.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Milford online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Milford by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in January, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milford

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Antique Alley of Bridgeville, LLC
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