13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Philadelphia
— Few hours
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
5
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
7
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h
End: New York City

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and wander the streets of SoHo.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City online visit planner .

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In August, daytime highs in New York City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

few
hours
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip itinerary maker .

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, and finally stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

Find out how to plan Washington DC trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
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 25th (Sat): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Millennium Park, then don't miss a visit to The Magnificent Mile, and then explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago due to the time zone difference. August in Chicago sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and finally make a trip to Two Rodeo Drive. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at 26-Mile Bike Path, then wander the streets of Rodeo Drive, and then browse the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Santa Monica in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and tram; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in August: highs in Santa Monica hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 29th (Wed), discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles visit website .

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. While traveling from Santa Monica, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 31st (Fri), get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA and then don't miss a visit to Old Fort Niagara.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Niagara Falls in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Niagara Falls, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Niagara Falls, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Old Fort Niagara
Highlights from your plan
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA ©
Old Fort Niagara ©
Old Fort Niagara

Similar Plans

16 days in New York City BY A USER FROM DENMARK September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in New York City BY A USER FROM SERBIA September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in New York City & Washington DC BY A USER FROM CANADA December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in New York City & Niagara Falls BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA September, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in New York City & Orlando BY A USER FROM BRAZIL November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans