16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  2​h
1
Buffalo
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Toronto

4
nights
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
You'll explore and learn at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park and Eldred World War II Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex and Our Lady of Victory Basilica. Get out of town with these interesting Buffalo side-trips: Rock City Park (in Olean), St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish (in Niagara Falls) and Jell-O Gallery Museum (in Le Roy). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Smith Family Farm, take an in-depth tour of Pierce-Arrow Museum, take a stroll through Elmwood Village, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tifft Nature Preserve.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Buffalo online driving holiday planner .

Toronto, Canada to Buffalo is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Buffalo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Buffalo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Eldred World War II Museum, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Rock City Park, Erie Canal Culvert, Jell-O Gallery Museum
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5
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.
Head to National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden and Torpedo Factory Art Centerfor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Jennie Wade House. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Gettysburg (Dobbin House Tavern, Gettysburg National Cemetery, & more) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of Smithsonian American Art Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC holiday tool .

Traveling by flight from Buffalo to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Buffalo in August, with highs in Washington DC at 36°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Torpedo Factory Art Center, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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3
nights
Miami Beach

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Lincoln Road and Britto Central. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Bal Harbor Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami Beach: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Pompano Beach) and Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (in Boca Raton). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfside Beach, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Miami Beach trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Miami Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Miami Beach. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lock & Load Miami, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Scuba & Snorkeling, Surfside Beach
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center ©
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
Surfside Beach ©
Surfside Beach

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and finally walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then get interesting insight from Tours, then wander the streets of SoHo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City sightseeing planning app .

You can fly from Miami Beach to New York City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Miami Beach in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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Speed Boats Tours
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop

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