17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  15​h
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Buffalo
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
8
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
End: Dubai

2
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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument and then enjoy breathtaking views from One World Observatory.

Discover how to plan a New York City trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect colder 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
Highlights from your plan
American Museum of Natural History ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
One World Observatory ©
One World Observatory

few
hours
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.
For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Buffalo tour builder app .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Buffalo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, Buffalo is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Outdoors Museums

4
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Get outdoors at Niagara Falls and Niagara Jet Adventures. Do some cultural sightseeing at Niagara Wax Museum of History and Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Old Falls Street.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip builder .

Niagara Falls is very close to Buffalo. December in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Niagara Jet Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Niagara Wax Museum of History ©
Niagara Wax Museum of History

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.
You'll explore and learn at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Air and Space Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate National Mall and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and identify plant and animal life at Smithsonian Garden.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Wildlife

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get curious at The Franklin Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence Mall, and finally wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia road trip planning website .

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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 make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Orlando, get in on the family fun at Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, and then discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Orlando day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to Orlando takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Orlando is warmer than Philadelphia - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): browse the collection at Rosenbach Museum and Library and then contemplate the long history of Washington Square Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia vacation website .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Philadelphia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in December, things will get cooler in Philadelphia: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Independence National Historical Park ©
Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum ©
Penn Museum
Penn Museum

1
night
New York City

New York City ©
On the 13th (Fri), wander the streets of Greenwich Village, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, take a stroll through Times Square, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, then examine the collection 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: admire all the interesting features of Washington Square Park and then take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
Times Square ©
Times Square

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