20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Newark
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hershey
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 8 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
End: Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic


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3
nights
Newark

Newark ©
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lucy's Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, then contemplate the long history of Newark Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Outlet Collection - Jersey Gardens. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Gateways to Newark: Portraits, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Mills at Jersey Gardens, and then see the interesting displays at Silverball Pinball Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Newark travel planner .

Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic to Newark is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Santiago de los Caballeros to Newark, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Newark sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Newark

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Elizabeth, Silverball Pinball Museum
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The Mills at Jersey Gardens ©
The Mills at Jersey Gardens
Silverball Pinball Museum ©
Silverball Pinball Museum
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall. On your second day here, witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, then appreciate the history behind Rocky Statue, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and finally appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

For photos and tourist information, read Philadelphia tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Newark to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

2
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.
On the 1st (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then take in the exciting artwork at Madame Tussauds DC.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC travel route planning app .

Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Arlington National Cemetery, Horseshoe Casino
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

2
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get in on the family fun at Hersheypark.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hershey trip planner.

You can drive from Washington DC to Hershey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hershey when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): Head underground at Cave of the Winds and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then brush up on your military savvy at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, and then try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino.

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You can drive from Hershey to Niagara Falls in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Buffalo
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

8
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bayard Cutting Arboretum and Hook Mountain State Park. Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and The Travel Store. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center (in Ansonia), Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Sands Point Preserve (in Port Washington). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, examine the collection at New York Public Library, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center, The Travel Store, Sands Point Preserve
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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