18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Boston
— 5 nights
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Buffalo
— 3 nights
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New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and Empire State Building. Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Chadwick Lake (in Newburgh), William Floyd Estate (in Mastic Beach) and Cupsogue Beach County Park (in Westhampton Beach). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Bushkill Falls, and delve into the lush surroundings at Stokes State Forest.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Dubai to New York City. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Gettysburg National Military Park and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and National Gallery of Art. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip builder app.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Boston

— 5 nights

Beantown

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Marginal Way Walkway and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Boston Public Garden and The Breakers. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Head of the Meadow Beach (in Truro), Commercial Street (in Provincetown) and Perkins Cove (in Ogunquit). There's much more to do: visit North End, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk.

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

You can fly from Washington DC to Boston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect Boston to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Buffalo

— 3 nights

Queen City

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): enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower and then get in on the family fun at Fantasy Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Genesee Country Village & Museum and then look for gifts at Vidler's 5 & 10.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Buffalo online visit planner.

Getting from Boston to Buffalo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. 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

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.