21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Cuyahoga Falls
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h
3
Chicago
— 4 nights
Drive:  12​h
4
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
5
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
6
Miami
— 4 nights
Drive:  11​h
7
Atlanta
— 1 night
car:  4​h
8
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— Few hours
car:  9​h
9
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
10
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Philadelphia

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls driving holiday planner.

Philadelphia to Niagara Falls is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, expect Niagara Falls to be little chillier, temps between 80°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cuyahoga Falls.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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Cuyahoga Falls

Cuyahoga Falls ©
Cuyahoga Falls is a city in Summit County, Ohio, United States. On the 28th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cuyahoga Falls trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Niagara Falls to Cuyahoga Falls. In August, daily temperatures in Cuyahoga Falls can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Cuyahoga Falls

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cuyahoga Valley National Park ©
Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, catch a live event at Wrigley Field, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chicago visit planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cuyahoga Falls to Chicago. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cuyahoga Falls to Chicago. In August, daytime highs in Chicago are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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night
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hot Springs vacation maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Hot Springs takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. While traveling from Chicago, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hot Springs, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Spas
Highlights from your plan
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Spas

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 2nd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, and then wander the streets of Garden District. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then wander the streets of Royal Street.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read New Orleans day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Hot Springs to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hot Springs in September, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 83°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

4
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Miami is known for shopping, museums, zoos & aquariums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, browse the different shops at Dolphin Mall, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Miami road trip planning site .

You can fly from New Orleans to Miami in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Miami. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Miami, with highs around 90°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll around Centennial Olympic Park and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Atlanta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Miami in September: high temperatures in Atlanta hover around 84°F and lows are around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park

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hours
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
On the 9th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park route website .

You can fly from Atlanta to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in September, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 62°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Virginia Beach.

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Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
On the 10th (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Virginia Beach sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Virginia Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC visit app .

Getting from Virginia Beach to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in New York City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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