16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive to St Louis Lambert International Airport, Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
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Detroit
— 3 nights
Fly
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Buffalo
— 3 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Nokesville
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Nokesville
— 1 night
Drive
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nashville
— 1 night
Drive

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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 Motown Museum. Get outdoors at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark and Oakwood Metropark Nature Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Detroit: Paint Creek Trail (in Rochester), Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (in Oak Harbor) and Crosswinds Marsh (in New Boston). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Henry Ford.

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Columbia to Detroit is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Columbia in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Detroit: temperatures range from 37°F by day to 27°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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 First Presbyterian Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Louis Church and St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish. 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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 New York City Hall. 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, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hamilton Grange National Memorial, 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

Side Trip

1
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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

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 Portrait Gallery. Get outdoors at Tidal Basin and Mount Vernon Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, 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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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

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.