16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Detroit
— 3 nights
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Buffalo
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Nokesville
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 1 night

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Detroit

Detroit ©

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The 577 Foundation and The Henry Ford. Get outdoors at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark and Crosswinds Marsh. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Detroit: Paint Creek Trail (in Rochester), Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (in Oak Harbor) and Oakwood Metropark Nature Center (in New Boston). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Detroit road trip planning site.

Columbia to Detroit is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Columbia to Detroit. When traveling from Columbia in December, plan for slightly colder days in Detroit, with highs around 37°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
The Henry Ford
4.8
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Historic Site
The 577 Foundation
5.0

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Buffalo

Buffalo ©

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Get some historical perspective at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica and St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Louis Church and First Presbyterian Church. Get out of town with these interesting Buffalo side-trips: Niagara Falls (Niagara Gorge Trail, Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, &more). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Goat Island, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and pause for some photo ops at McKinley Monument.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Buffalo journey website.

Fly from Detroit to Buffalo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

4
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New York City

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some cultural insight at 9/11 Memorial and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Get some historical perspective at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Hamilton Grange National Memorial. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, approximately Oceanville away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, ponder the world of politics at New York City Hall, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary app.

Getting from Buffalo to New York City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Buffalo in December, with highs in New York City at 48°F and lows at 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Nokesville.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Highlights from your trip
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Must see
9/11 Memorial
4.7
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Natural History Museum
American Museum of Natural History
4.2

1
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Nokesville

Nokesville
Nokesville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince William County, Virginia, United States and Fauquier County, Virginia, United States. For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nokesville trip itinerary builder site.

Explore your travel options from New York City to Nokesville with the Route module. Traveling from New York City in December, plan for little chillier nights in Nokesville, with lows around 27°F. You will leave for Washington DC on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Nokesville

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife · Golf

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Antietam National Battlefield and National Air and Space Museum. Get outdoors at Tidal Basin and Mount Vernon Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and contemplate the long history of Georgetown University.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nokesville to Washington DC takes an hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Nokesville in December, with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
National Air and Space Museum
4.6

1
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Nashville

Nashville ©

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 31st (Tue), take in the history at Lotz House Museum, walk around Moss-Wright Park, and then get outside with YMCA Downtown Nashville.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. December in Nashville sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Lotz House Museum
4.8
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Outdoor Activity
YMCA Downtown Nashville
5.0