17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  9​h
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
State College
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
car:  2​h
5
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
car:  2​h
6
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Brussels

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Navy Pier, The Loop, Buckingham Fountain, and other attractions.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chicago online journey planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Chicago is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in July, with highs in Chicago at 33°C and lows at 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Fri) before leaving for Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Navy Pier ©
Navy Pier

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to State College.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

1
night
State College

State College ©
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tanger Outlets Hershey as well as Beaver Stadium.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our State College trip planner .

You can drive from Niagara Falls to State College in 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in State College are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in State College

Shopping

Side Trip

Tanger Outlets Hershey
Highlights from your plan
Tanger Outlets Hershey ©
Tanger Outlets Hershey
Penn State University ©
Penn State University
Beaver Stadium ©
Beaver Stadium

4
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.
You've added The Pentagon, White House, National Mall, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol and gain insight at Georgetown University.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Washington DC road trip planner.

Drive from State College to Washington DC in 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from State College in July; daily highs in Washington DC reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Georgetown University ©
Georgetown University
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Penn's Landing, Boathouse Row, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and other attractions. Step out of Philadelphia to go to Atlantic City and see Atlantic City Boardwalk, which is approximately 1h 35 min away.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia online journey planner .

Take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Atlantic City Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Atlantic City Boardwalk ©
Atlantic City Boardwalk
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

3
nights
New York City

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Central Terminal, Central Park, Dumbo, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building and make a trip to Times Square.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip planning website .

Take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Jersey City, Dumbo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Grand Central Terminal ©
Grand Central Terminal

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