18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Boston
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Buffalo
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
End: New York City

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cupsogue Beach County Park and Food Tours. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Chadwick Lake (in Newburgh), Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie) and William Floyd Estate (in Mastic Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the sheer force of Bushkill Falls, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and take a peaceful walk through Stokes State Forest.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New York City tour planning website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

William Floyd Estate, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Bushkill Falls, Stokes State Forest, Chadwick Lake
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gettysburg National Military Park and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Bring the kids along to Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Zoological Park. Change things up with a short trip to Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center in Gettysburg (about 1h 45 min away). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and take an in-depth tour of Newseum.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC itinerary planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington National Cemetery
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Head of the Meadow Beach and Boston Public Garden. Discover out-of-the-way places like Marginal Way Walkway and Commercial Street. Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Perkins Cove (in Ogunquit), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester) and Newport (Cliff Walk & The Breakers). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts and take a stroll through North End.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Boston trip planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Boston by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in August; daily highs in Boston reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Newport, Ogunquit, Head of the Meadow Beach, Commercial Street, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Head of the Meadow Beach ©
Head of the Meadow Beach
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and then get in on the family fun at Martin's Fantasy Island. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Genesee Country Village & Museum and then stop by Vidler's 5 & 10.

For reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Buffalo trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to Buffalo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In August in Buffalo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buffalo

#Nature, #Parks, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Vidler's 5 & 10, Genesee Country Village & Museum, Martin's Fantasy Island
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Martin's Fantasy Island ©
Martin's Fantasy Island
Genesee Country Village & Museum ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum

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