18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lancaster
— 2 nights
Fly
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Fly
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Boston
— 5 nights
Drive to Logan International Airport, Fly to Aalborg

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New York City

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Speed Boats Tours and World Trade Center's Liberty Park. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, and browse the exhibits of The Met Cloisters.

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Aalborg, Denmark to New York City is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Aalborg to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Aalborg in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Washington DC

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, get to know the fascinating history of National Mall, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 2 nights
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, then stroll around Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery. On your second day here, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, don't miss a visit to New York State Monument, then contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Round Top.

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Getting from Washington DC to Gettysburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Gettysburg hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Lancaster

— 2 nights

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Hersheypark. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Hershey Gardens and then examine the collection at The Hershey Story Museum.

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Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Lancaster are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
On the 22nd (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, then take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Falls Street.

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Traveling by flight from Lancaster to Niagara Falls takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Boston.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Marginal Way Walkway and Ogunquit Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Hampton Beach State Park (in Hampton). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, browse the exhibits of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, ponder the world of politics at Old State House, and kick back and relax at Constitution Beach.

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You can fly from Niagara Falls to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches

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.