18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + train:  20​h 15​min
1
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
6
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
day
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then stroll through Niagara Gorge Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls online trip itinerary builder .

New Delhi, India to Niagara Falls is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Niagara Falls is minus 10 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in June: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Niagara Gorge Trail ©
Niagara Gorge Trail

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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, ponder the world of politics at New York City Hall, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Niagara Falls in June, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

3
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.
Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, brush up on your military savvy at National Guard Memorial Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Barnacle State Historic Site and Charlotte Jane Memorial Park Cemetary. Visit South Beach and Haulover Beach Park for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley & Anhinga Trail) and Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at 12th Street Beach.

Before you visit Miami, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Miami takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Miami, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Haulover Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley ©
Shark Valley
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
South Beach ©
South Beach

2
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 26th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: trek along South Kaibab Trail, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House.

Plan trip to Grand Canyon National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Miami to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Miami in June, expect colder with lows of 6°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

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

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
The Art Institute of Chicago and Swedish American Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Millennium Park and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Whihala Beach (in Whiting), Weko Park (in Bridgman) and Rosewood Beach (in Highland Park). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kathy Osterman Beach, don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Avenue Beach.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago. Expect much hotter evenings in Chicago when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Whihala Beach, Rosewood Beach, Weko Park, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
Whihala Beach ©
Whihala Beach
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

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