15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: New York City

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes 9/11 Ground Zero Tour as well as Top of the Rock. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Patrick's Cathedral and Speed Boats Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and wander the streets of Greenwich Village.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City route planner .

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Belle Isle Marsh Reservation and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area and then step off the mainland to explore Castle Island.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Boston when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 21°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Old State House ©
Old State House
Castle Island ©
Castle Island

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Niagara, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Roycroft Campus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory Basilica, and then admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls sightseeing site .

Getting from Boston to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Basilica Of The National Shrine Of Our Lady Of Fatima, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Roycroft Campus, Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff

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.
On the 20th (Tue), examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online day trip 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 August, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Independence Hall and Independence Mall. Popular historic sites such as Liberty Bell Center and Masonic Temple are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, take in nature's colorful creations at Morris Arboretum, examine the collection at Benjamin Franklin Museum, and identify plant and animal life at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum.

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You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Morris Arboretum ©
Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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