16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

Make it your trip
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Charlotte
— 1 night
Drive
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Richmond
— 1 night
Drive
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baltimore
— 1 night
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive
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New York City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Boston
— 2 nights
Fly
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Fly to Catania

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Charlotte

— 1 night

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Little Sugar Creek Greenway, McDowell Nature Center and Preserve and Freedom Park. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): walk around Freedom Park, then hike along Little Sugar Creek Greenway, then tour the pleasant surroundings at McDowell Nature Center and Preserve, and finally stroll the grounds of Old Settlers Cemetery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Charlotte travel itinerary planner.

Catania, Italy to Charlotte is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Catania to Charlotte. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Richmond

— 1 night

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Virginia Capitol Building, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and White House of the Confederacy. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and then ponder the world of politics at Virginia Capitol Building.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Richmond trip planner.

Getting from Charlotte to Richmond by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Charlotte in March, plan for slightly colder days in Richmond, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums · Historic Sites

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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.
You've added Great Falls Park, President Lincoln's Cottage, Ford's Theatre, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, explore the world behind art at The Phillips Collection, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then ponder the world of politics at White House, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of President Lincoln's Cottage, then take an in-depth tour of Ford's Theatre, and then explore the striking landscape of Great Falls Park.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Washington DC travel route planner.

Drive from Richmond to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Baltimore

— 1 night

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
You've added Inner Harbor, Peabody Library, Historic Ships in Baltimore, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the World Observation Level and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Inner Harbor.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Baltimore trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
National Constitution Center has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art and then get to know the fascinating history of Independence Mall. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the American Revolution, take an in-depth tour of National Constitution Center, then contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center, then engage your brain at Penn Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Baltimore to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

New York City

— 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Friends Building, Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Friends Building, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, then examine the collection at New York Public Library, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, see where the action happens at Madison Square Garden, then explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), then admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can fly to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Boston

— 2 nights

Beantown

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Massachusetts State House, pause for some photo ops at The Mapparium, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and finally stroll through Blue Hills Reservation. On the next day, explore the galleries of Old State House, then get a new perspective on nature at The Harvard Museum of Natural History, and then take in the views from Minuteman National Park - Old North Bridge.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Boston trip site.

You can drive from New York City to Boston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In March, Boston is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C. You will leave for Niagara Falls on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Niagara Gorge Trail, then take an in-depth tour of Pierce-Arrow Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls vacation planning website.

You can fly from Boston to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Boston in March since evenings lows in Niagara Falls dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.