16 days in Cincinnati, Pennsylvania & New York City Itinerary

16 days in Cincinnati, Pennsylvania & New York City Itinerary

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16 days in Cincinnati, Pennsylvania & New York City Itinerary

Start: George Town, Grand Cayman
Fly:  9​h
1
Cincinnati
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
State College
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 3 nights
foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: George Town, Grand Cayman

4
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Visiting Cincinnati Nature Center and Charleston Falls Preserve will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cincinnati: Red Wolf Sanctuary (in Rising Sun), Louisville Mega Cavern (in Louisville) and Hidden Hill (in Jeffersonville). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, head outdoors with Smith Park, take a peaceful walk through Redbird Hollow Preserve, and examine the collection at Lucky Cat Museum.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cincinnati driving holiday planner .

George Town, Cayman Islands to Cincinnati is an approximately 9-hour flight. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from George Town in December; daily highs in Cincinnati reach 8°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Red Wolf Sanctuary, Salato Wildlife Education Center, Cincinnati Nature Center, Charleston Falls Preserve, Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Cincinnati Nature Center ©
Cincinnati Nature Center
Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve ©
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern

2
nights
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.
On the 25th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Hartwood Acres, look for all kinds of wild species at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Birdsfoot Golf Club and then admire the majestic nature at McConnells Mill State Park.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Cincinnati to Pittsburgh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to State College.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, McConnells Mill State Park, Hartwood Acres, Birdsfoot Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve ©
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
Hartwood Acres ©
Hartwood Acres

3
nights
State College

State College ©
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Take a break from the city and head to Pine Creek Rail Trail and Rock Run Recreation Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Thousand Steps Trail (in Mifflintown), Peight's Country Store (in Belleville) and Ski Sawmill (in Morris). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center and get some jogging in at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read State College trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Pittsburgh to State College in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in State College can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in State College

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Thousand Steps Trail, Rock Run Recreation Park, Pine Creek Rail Trail, Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, Ski Sawmill
Highlights from your plan
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center ©
Rock Run Recreation Park ©
Rock Run Recreation Park
Peight's Country Store ©
Peight's Country Store

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Shop till you drop at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and Reading Terminal Market. Escape the urban bustle at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Valley Forge National Historical Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Tyler State Park (in Newtown), Green Lane Nature Center (in Green Lane) and Cloverdale Farm County Park (in Barnegat). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, trek along Schuylkill River Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kelly Drive, and wander the streets of Society Hill.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia visit planner.

Getting from State College to Philadelphia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from State College in December, expect Philadelphia to be somewhat warmer, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Cloverdale Farm County Park, Green Lane Nature Center, The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Cloverdale Farm County Park ©
Cloverdale Farm County Park

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.
Visiting Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Hamilton Grange National Memorial will get you outdoors. Head to Fifth Avenue and Firenze Jewelsfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the New York City online travel route planner .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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