13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Cape May
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Miami, Florida
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  6 h 45 min
5
Detroit
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
8
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Dubai

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 26th (Fri): look for gifts at Economy Candy. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island, stop by Kalustyan's, and then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Dubai to New York City, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

1
night
Cape May

Cape May
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape May tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from New York City to Cape May takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cape May can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You will leave for Washington DC on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors Fun & Games Parks

1
night
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 30th (Tue), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cape May to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape May in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

1
night
Miami, Florida

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 31st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then get to know the fascinating history of Lincoln Road, and then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Miami day trip planning website .

You can fly from Washington DC to Miami in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Miami

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

1
night
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 1st (Thu), stop by Polish Art Center, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then explore the galleries of Motown Museum, and finally take a stroll through Greektown.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Detroit trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of tram, flight, and bus from Miami to Detroit in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Miami in August, with highs in Detroit at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dearborn, Polish Art Center
Highlights from your plan
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Albright-Knox Art Gallery, then admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls road trip planning site .

You can drive from Detroit to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Buffalo
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House
Albright-Knox Art Gallery ©
Albright-Knox Art Gallery

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 3rd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, browse the different shops at Ross Park Mall, and then admire all the interesting features of PNC Park.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Pittsburgh route builder website .

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Pittsburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Ross Park Mall
Highlights from your plan
Ross Park Mall ©
Ross Park Mall
PNC Park ©
PNC Park

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, and then explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Pittsburgh to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pittsburgh to Chicago. In August, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

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