17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Buffalo
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
Bus to Buffalo, Fly to Reagan Washington
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Train
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train
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New York City
— 1 night
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New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument and then take in panoramic vistas at One World Observatory.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New York City attractions planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to New York City is minus 9 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in November; daily highs in New York City reach 16°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in New York City

Museums

Buffalo

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Buffalo trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from New York City to Buffalo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Buffalo is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. You'll set off for Niagara Falls on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nightlife

Niagara Falls

— 4 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Explore hidden gems such as Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation and Niagara Jet Adventures. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Niagara Wax Museum of History and Old Falls Street.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip maker website.

Niagara Falls is very close to Buffalo. In December, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Museum of African American History and Culture and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and National Mall. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, identify plant and animal life at Smithsonian Garden, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC online travel planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in December; daily highs in Washington DC reach 12°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 7th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Franklin Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, then wander the streets of Independence Mall, and finally take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia day trip site.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Tupperware Confidence Center and then discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Orlando, then make an unforgettable trip to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, and then make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to Orlando takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Orlando is much warmer than Philadelphia - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Rosenbach Museum and Library and then contemplate the long history of Washington Square Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip planning tool.

Getting from Orlando to Philadelphia by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in December; daily highs in Philadelphia reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

New York City

— 1 night

Big Apple

On the 13th (Fri), wander the streets of Greenwich Village, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, wander the streets of Times Square, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, then see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and finally appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Washington Square Park and then get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City tour itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Parks

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.