20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Cincinnati
— 1 day
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Columbus
— 2 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Boston
— 3 nights
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Albany
— 2 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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South Bend
— 2 nights

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Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, then stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, and then identify plant and animal life at Redbird Hollow Preserve.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cincinnati online route planner.

Indianapolis to Cincinnati is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In July in Cincinnati, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Cincinnati

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Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption ©
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

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Columbus

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
On the 14th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Hayden Falls Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shale Hollow Park, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Stratford Ecological Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Gallant Farm Preserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Char-Mar Ridge Preserve.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Columbus trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cincinnati to Columbus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Columbus, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

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Zipline
Stratford Ecological Center ©
Stratford Ecological Center
Char-Mar Ridge Preserve ©
Char-Mar Ridge Preserve

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, then identify plant and animal life at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pittsburgh Glass Center.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Columbus to Pittsburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Museums

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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve ©
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Pittsburgh to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pittsburgh in July, things will get a bit warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 89°F and lows about 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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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.
On the 19th (Fri), go for a walk through Longwood Gardens, then take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and then hike along Schuylkill River Trail. On the next day, hike along Kelly Drive, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, then contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, and finally wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia vacation tool.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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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.
You'll explore and learn at 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Yunhong Chopsticks. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Times Square, examine the collection at New York Public Library, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City online vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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Boston

Boston ©

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.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Hampton Beach State Park. Get some cultural insight at Newbury Street and Museum of Fine Arts. When in Boston, make a side trip to see Walden Pond State Reservation in Concord, approximately Concord away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, pause for some photo ops at New England Holocaust Memorial, and explore the galleries of The Paul Revere House.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston travel route tool.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Boston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Boston when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Boston

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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at New York State Museum, take an in-depth tour of USS Slater DE-766, then witness the site of a historic battle at Saratoga National Historical Park, and finally sample the fine beverages at The Albany Distilling Company. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Village Bike Rentals, admire the masterpieces at The Clark Art Institute, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Albany sightseeing planner.

Getting from Boston to Albany by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July in Albany, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Saratoga National Historical Park ©
Saratoga National Historical Park
The Clark Art Institute ©
The Clark Art Institute
USS Slater DE-766 ©
USS Slater DE-766

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 29th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, then head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, and then stroll through Devil's Hole State Park.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip planning app.

Getting from Albany to Niagara Falls by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to South Bend.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Devil's Hole State Park ©
Devil's Hole State Park

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South Bend

South Bend ©
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Village at Winona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): kick back and relax at Michigan City Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Elkhart Environmental Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the South Bend trip planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to South Bend by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July in South Bend, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in South Bend

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
The Village at Winona ©
The Village at Winona
Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park ©
Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park

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