18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  10​h
7
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h
End: New York City

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip maker app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New York City. In October in New York City, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Wissahickon Valley Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia tour itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

1
night
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, then make a trip to Devils Den, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Gettysburg, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

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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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and ponder the world of politics at White House.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip tool .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Washington DC in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 54°F in Washington DC. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

3
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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 24th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and stop by Canyon Village Marketplace.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park visit site .

Getting from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of train, flight, and bus takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (66°F), and nights are colder (31°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park holiday planning website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 47°F and lows at 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

1
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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, don't miss a visit to Old Falls Street, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Niagara Falls in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Niagara Falls is 2 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Niagara Falls, with highs around 63°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

#Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls Observation Tower ©
Niagara Falls Observation Tower

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