20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New York City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pittsburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive
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New York City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive
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New York City
— 1 night

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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.
On the 17th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, and then go for a walk through Central Park. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City tour builder website.

If you are flying in from Taiwan, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). And it doesn't end there: walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, stroll through Washington Square Park, and hike along Kelly Drive.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Pittsburgh

— 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pittsburgh: Fallingwater (in Mill Run), Ohiopyle State Park (in Ohiopyle) and Kings Covered Bridge (in Somerset). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, wander the streets of Strip District, get a variety of perspectives on a duck tour, and appreciate the history behind Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Washington DC to Pittsburgh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Pittsburgh at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Niagara, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls online trip maker.

Getting from Pittsburgh to Niagara Falls by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Explore New York City further: make a trip to Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City journey planner.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Washington DC route planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

New York City

— 1 night

Big Apple

On the 3rd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip builder app.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.