17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  15​h
1
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Atlantic City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then appreciate the history behind New England Holocaust Memorial, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston route planner.

Valletta, Malta to Boston is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. In August, Boston is slightly colder than Valletta - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Paul Revere House ©
The Paul Revere House

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 12th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then trek along Niagara Gorge Trail. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Niagara Falls Discovery Center, then head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, and then immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Hole State Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Boston to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Niagara Jet Adventures
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Devil's Hole State Park ©
Devil's Hole State Park

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 14th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then stroll through National Zoological Park.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online tour builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in August; daily highs in Washington DC reach 36°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 16th (Fri), take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square, take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, contemplate the long history of Powel House, then look for all kinds of wild species at Coverdale Farm, and finally get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read Philadelphia trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Coverdale Farm
Highlights from your plan
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

2
nights
Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Ventnor City Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cape May County Park & Zoo, and then stroll through Stone Harbor Point.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Atlantic City trip maker website .

Drive from Philadelphia to Atlantic City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Atlantic City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Stone Harbor Point, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Cape May County Park & Zoo, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Ventnor City Beach
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Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo

5
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.
Family-friendly places like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island will thrill your kids. For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or Seaport District NYC. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and wander the streets of Times Square.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip planner.

You can drive from Atlantic City to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. Traveling from Atlantic City in August, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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