17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly + bus:  12​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Syracuse
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
New York City
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Frankfurt

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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Get a sense of the local culture at Fifth Avenue and American Museum of Natural History. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City journey planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to New York City is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In August, New York City is a bit warmer than Frankfurt - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Gateway National Recreation
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stop by Harvard Book Store, look for gifts at Brookline Booksmith, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Walden Pond State Reservation, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nahant Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Boston route builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Boston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Boston dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Boston

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Brookline Booksmith, Walden Pond State Reservation, Harvard Book Store, Nahant Beach
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Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

1
night
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Onondaga Lake Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Destiny USA, then steep yourself in history at Seward House Museum, and finally explore the activities along Skaneateles Lake.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Syracuse travel planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to Syracuse takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Boston in August since evenings lows in Syracuse dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Syracuse

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Seward House Museum, Onondaga Lake Park, Skaneateles Lake
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Skaneateles Lake ©
Skaneateles Lake
Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum
Onondaga Lake Park ©
Onondaga Lake Park

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls road trip planning website .

You can drive from Syracuse to Niagara Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

#Museums
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Niagara Falls Discovery Center ©
Niagara Falls Discovery Center

1
night
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, browse the different shops at The Waterfront, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ross Park Mall, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pittsburgh trip planner .

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Pittsburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

#Parks, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ross Park Mall, The Waterfront
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Ross Park Mall ©
Ross Park Mall
The Waterfront ©
The Waterfront

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 20th (Mon): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Eastern Market, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip builder .

Fly from Pittsburgh to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Pittsburgh in August; daily highs in Washington DC reach 36°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall. On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, stop by Lore's Chocolates, then pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Independence National Historical Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia journey app .

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. August in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Elfreth's Alley ©
Elfreth's Alley

1
night
New York City

New York City ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, and then stop by Li-Lac Chocolates.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in New York City

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chelsea Market ©
Chelsea Market
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church
West Village ©
West Village

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