17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Detroit
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Lansing
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
6
Toronto
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at 9/11 Memorial and Washington Square Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Met Cloisters and Greenwich Village. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Dumbo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, and go for a walk through Times Square.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip app .

Amsterdam, Holland to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Amsterdam to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Brooklyn
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory Basilica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Joseph's Cathedral, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum and then examine the collection at Kazoo Factory, Museum, & Gift Shop of Eden.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Niagara Falls at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kazoo Factory, Museum, & Gift Shop of Eden, St Joseph's Cathedral, Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica

4
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Henry Ford and Detroit Institute of Arts. Step off the beaten path and head to Greenfield Village and Motown Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Detroit: The Town Peddler Craft and Antique Mall (in Livonia), Thomas Edison Birthplace (in Milan) and Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery (in Marblehead). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, enjoy the sea views from William Livingstone Memorial Lighthouse, admire the landmark architecture of Campus Martius Park, and steep yourself in history at The 577 Foundation.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Detroit trip planner.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Detroit in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Lansing.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dearborn, Holocaust Memorial Center, The 577 Foundation, Thomas Edison Birthplace, Snook's Dream Cars
Highlights from your plan
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

few
hours
Lansing

Lansing
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lansing trip planner .

Getting from Detroit to Lansing by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lansing when traveling from Detroit in September, with lows around 13°C. You'll set off for Philadelphia on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Lansing

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Popular historic sites such as Independence Hall and Independence Mall are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Philadelphia Museum of Art and National Constitution Center. Take a break from Philadelphia with a short trip to Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Winterthur, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, steep yourself in history at Battleship New Jersey, view the masterpieces at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia vacation maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lansing to Philadelphia takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Philadelphia when traveling from Lansing in September, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Battleship New Jersey
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

1
night
Toronto

Toronto
Toronto is a city in Woodson County, Kansas, United States, along the Verdigris River. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Z Bar/Spring Hill Ranch, then see the interesting displays at Dwight Eisenhower Learning Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Cross Timbers State Park. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Hubbles Rubble.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Toronto trip itinerary site .

Explore your travel options from Philadelphia to Toronto with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dwight Eisenhower Learning Center, Hubbles Rubble, Z Bar/Spring Hill Ranch

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