17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Buffalo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Miami
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Indianapolis

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary maker .

Indianapolis to Chicago is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Buffalo road trip planner.

Getting from Chicago to Buffalo by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

6
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, stroll through The High Line, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New York City tour builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Buffalo to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Buffalo in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 55°F in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

5
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley, Gumbo Limbo Trail, & more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at Barnacle State Historic Site, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Miami travel planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from New York City to Miami takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get a bit warmer in Miami: highs are around 87°F and lows about 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Coral Gables
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

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