16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  21 h 45 min
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
2
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 30 min
3
New Haven
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Wellington

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, admire the striking features of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip website .

Wellington, New Zealand to Chicago is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Wellington to Chicago, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 11th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, then enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and finally trek along Niagara Gorge Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Goat Island and then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls road trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Niagara Falls. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Haven.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Trails
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Goat Island ©
Goat Island

1
night
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. On the 13th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, then get lost in a book at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, then take in the views from Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, and finally trek along Pequonnock River Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New Haven tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Niagara Falls to New Haven in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. October in New Haven sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to New York City.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pequonnock River Trail
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Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library ©
Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge ©
Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and walk around The High Line.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

Traveling by car from New Haven to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from New Haven in October since evenings lows in New York City dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and appreciate the history behind Washington Monument.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Capitol ©
United States Capitol

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