18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Katowice
Fly:  16​h
1
Miami
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
West Palm Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Orlando
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Jacksonville
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Greenville
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
6
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
New York City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
Boston
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
10
Buffalo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Cleveland
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h 15​min
12
Milwaukee
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
13
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Katowice

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District. Get outdoors at Shark Valley and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Miami with an excursion to Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center in Tavernier--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at South Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Village of Merrick Park, and examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami trip planner .

Katowice, Poland to Miami is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Katowice to Miami due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Katowice in September; daily highs in Miami reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to West Palm Beach.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Key Largo, Village of Merrick Park, Shark Valley Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach
With a warm climate and sandy stretches, it's no surprise that West Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot.
For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read West Palm Beach day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Miami to West Palm Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in West Palm Beach, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. You will leave for Port Canaveral on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in West Palm Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

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hours
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and then steep yourself in history at Jack Kerouac House.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from West Palm Beach to Orlando takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Orlando, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Orlando

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Jack Kerouac House ©
Jack Kerouac House

1
night
Jacksonville

Jacksonville
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jacksonville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Jacksonville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Jacksonville. You will leave for Savannah on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Jacksonville

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Greenville

Greenville ©
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
On the 3rd (Wed), take a stroll around Bon Secours Wellness Arena and then take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Greenville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jacksonville to Greenville takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Jacksonville in October; daily highs in Greenville reach 28°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Bon Secours Wellness Arena ©
Bon Secours Wellness Arena

1
night
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 4th (Thu): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Greenville to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Old Town
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 5th (Fri), browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then get to know the fascinating history of Independence National Historical Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Independence Hall.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia road trip planner .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then make a trip to Fifth Avenue. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial, then wander the streets of Times Square, and then choose your vessel at Narwhal Yacht Charters.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our New York City journey builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

1
night
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.
To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Boston day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Boston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get slightly colder in Boston: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. You'll set off for Buffalo on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Boston

Parks Outdoors Tours

1
night
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 reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Buffalo travel route planner .

Getting from Boston to Buffalo by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Buffalo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Buffalo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica

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hours
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
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.
To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cleveland trip planner .

Traveling by car from Buffalo to Cleveland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Cleveland are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Cleveland

Fun & Games Casinos
Highlights from your plan
JACK Cleveland Casino ©
JACK Cleveland Casino

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nights
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pabst Mansion and Basilica of St. Josaphat. Head to Historic Third Ward and Brookfield Squarefor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Fox Brook Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Milwaukee County Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Bradford Beach, and sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Milwaukee trip tool .

You can fly from Cleveland to Milwaukee in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cleveland in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Milwaukee, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Chicago.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Brookfield
Highlights from your plan
Fox Brook Park ©
Fox Brook Park
Basilica of St. Josaphat ©
Basilica of St. Josaphat
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Cowles Bog and then kick back and relax at Whihala Beach Co Park.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner.

Traveling by train from Milwaukee to Chicago takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Chicago, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Cowles Bog, Whihala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

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