18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Train + Fly:  23​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h
5
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

3
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've added Grand Central Terminal, American Museum of Natural History, New York Public Library, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, go for a walk through Central Park, and make a trip to Times Square.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planning tool .

Bangkok, Thailand to New York City is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to New York City is minus 12 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in October; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Longwood Gardens, explore the world behind art at Brandywine River Museum of Art, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bellevue State Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia tour planning tool .

Traveling by bus from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bellevue State Park, Longwood Gardens, Brandywine River Museum of Art
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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

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes National Mall, Georgetown Waterfront Park, Library of Congress, and other attractions. Step out of the city life by going to Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary and Tidal Basin. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Eastern Market, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip website .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary
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Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
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, take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then shop like a local with Walden Galleria Mall, and then get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls tour itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In October, Niagara Falls is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Walden Galleria Mall
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish ©

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
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. Take a break from the city and head to Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm and Little Red Schoolhouse. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Millennium Park and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In October in Chicago, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Little Red Schoolhouse, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Red Oak Nature Center, Bengtson's Pumpkin Fest
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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