18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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Philadelphia
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Washington DC
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Niagara Falls
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Chicago
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New York City

New York City ©

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Grand Central Terminal, American Museum of Natural History, New York Public Library, and other attractions. Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, don't miss a visit to Times Square, go for a walk through Central Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planning tool.

Bangkok, Thailand to New York City is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -12 hour difference. In October, New York City is colder than Bangkok - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

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

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bellevue State Park as well as City Hall Visitor Center. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at City Hall Visitor Center, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, then contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Brandywine River Museum of Art, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bellevue State Park.

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

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes National Mall, Georgetown Waterfront Park, Library of Congress, and other attractions. National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Eastern Market, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds and then take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then get a taste of the local shopping with Walden Galleria Mall, and then revel in the low prices at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, Niagara Falls is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Walden Galleria Mall ©
Walden Galleria Mall
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish ©
St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish

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Chicago

Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museum of Science and Industry as well as Red Oak Nature Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Bengtson's Pumpkin Fest (in Homer Glen) and Little Red Schoolhouse (in Willow Springs). There's still lots to do: visit The Magnificent Mile, tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago tour planner.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Chicago are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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