16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Niagara Falls
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  5 h 45 min
1
Orlando, Florida
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
4
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Ogunquit
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
6
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 15 min
7
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  5 h 45 min
End: Orlando, Florida

3
nights
Orlando, Florida

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Disney Springs and Orlando International Premium Outlets. Popular historic sites such as Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Stetson Mansion are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: St. Augustine Beach (in Saint Augustine Beach), St. Augustine (Flagler College & St. Augustine Distillery) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Kissimmee). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium and make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary site.

Niagara Falls to Orlando is an approximately 6- hour combination of flight, taxi, and train. You can also fly; or drive. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in October: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 85°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St. Augustine, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Stetson Mansion, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Get some historical perspective at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Garden District. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Whitney Plantation and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of New Orleans to go to Vacherie and see Oak Alley Plantation, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, take a stroll through Frenchmen Street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and shop like a local with Royal Street.

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Traveling by flight from Orlando to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Orlando to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Orlando in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Vacherie, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Whitney Plantation
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, and then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Washington DC takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in October, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Washington DC. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Arlington National Cemetery, George Washington's Mount Vernon
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George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the striking features of Marble House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk, and then see the interesting displays at The Breakers. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, cruise along Ocean Drive Historic District, and then admire the striking features of The Elms.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Newport day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Newport takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in October, you will find days in Newport are a bit cooler (64°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
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Marble House ©
Marble House
Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk
The Breakers ©
The Breakers

1
night
Ogunquit

Ogunquit ©
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogunquit Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ogunquit vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Newport to Ogunquit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ogunquit when traveling from Newport in October, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove

1
night
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 24th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, get interesting insight from Tours, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Bar Harbor tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Bar Harbor takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cadillac Mountain
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Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Niagara Wine Trail USA, get engrossed in the history at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, hike along Niagara Gorge Trail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Roycroft Campus, stop by Vidler's 5 & 10, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory Basilica.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip planner.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Niagara Falls by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

East Aurora, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
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Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Niagara Wine Trail USA ©
Niagara Wine Trail USA
Roycroft Campus ©
Roycroft Campus

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