17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Richmond
— 6 nights
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
3
Buffalo
— 3 nights
4
New York City
— 3 nights

6
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
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.
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Virginia Capitol Building are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and High Bridge Trail State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Richmond: Charles City (Berkeley Plantation & Shirley Plantation), James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station) and James Monroe's Highland (in Charlottesville). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Hollywood Cemetery, wander the streets of Carytown, brush up on your military savvy at White House of the Confederacy, and contemplate the long history of Pamplin Historical Park.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Richmond day trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Richmond is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also fly. Traveling from New Delhi to Richmond, you'll gain 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in May, things will get cooler in Richmond: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Charles City, Pamplin Historical Park, James Madison's Montpelier, Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
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James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown ©
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

3
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.
Get outdoors at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Antietam National Battlefield. Popular historic sites such as Capitol Hill and Old Town are in your itinerary. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Antietam National Battlefield, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Old Town
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
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 discover tucked-away gems like Cave of the Winds and Hidden Valley Animal Adventure. Visiting Genesee Country Village & Museum and Devil's Hole State Park will get you outdoors. Step out of Buffalo to go to Niagara Falls and see Niagara Falls Observation Tower, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House and take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory Basilica.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Buffalo online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Buffalo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in May; daily highs in Buffalo reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Genesee Country Village & Museum
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Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway and Hawk's Nest Highway. Escape the urban bustle at Cattus Island County Park and Schunnemunk State Park. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Balloon Rides in Middletown, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our New York City vacation planner.

You can fly from Buffalo to New York City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway, Hawk's Nest Highway, Cattus Island County Park, Schunnemunk State Park, Balloon Rides
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway ©
Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway
Cattus Island County Park ©
Cattus Island County Park

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