18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Boston
— 1 night
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Sturbridge
— 1 night
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Howes Cave
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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Cleveland
— 1 night
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Columbus
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Louisville
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 1 night
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Floyd
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
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New York City
— 1 night
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New York City — 5 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and stroll through The High Line.

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

Milan, Italy to New York City is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Milan to New York City due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Boston.
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Boston — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden and then buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Boston online visit planner.

Getting from New York City to Boston by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for little chillier nights in Boston, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Sturbridge.
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Sturbridge — 1 night

Sturbridge is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sturbridge day trip planning tool.

Getting from Boston to Sturbridge by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Sturbridge, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for Howes Cave.
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Howes Cave

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Secret Caverns.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Howes Cave holiday builder website.

Drive from Sturbridge to Howes Cave in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Niagara Falls.
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Niagara Falls — 1 night

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Niagara Falls has been added to your itinerary.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Howes Cave to Niagara Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cleveland.
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Cleveland — 1 night

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
You've now added Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cleveland attractions planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Cleveland by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cleveland, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Columbus.
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Columbus

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Columbus trip planner.

You can drive from Cleveland to Columbus in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Columbus are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Louisville.
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Louisville — 1 night

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Louisville online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Columbus to Louisville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. You will leave for Nashville on the 25th (Thu).
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Nashville — 1 night

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 25th (Thu), catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, then contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, and then sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nashville online attractions planner.

Drive from Louisville to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Asheville.
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Asheville — 1 night

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Asheville trip maker tool.

You can drive from Nashville to Asheville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in August, things will get slightly colder in Asheville: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Floyd.
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Floyd — 1 night

Floyd is a town in Floyd County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Five Mile Mountain Distillery, do a tasting at Chateau Morrisette Winery, and then stop by Floyd Country Store.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Floyd trip planning site.

You can drive from Asheville to Floyd in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daily temperatures in Floyd can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Washington DC.
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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.
On the 28th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary website.

Getting from Floyd to Washington DC by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Floyd in August, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, examine the collection at The Franklin Institute, and then contemplate the long history of Independence Hall.

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You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the train to New York City.
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New York City — 1 night

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online tour planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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