21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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New York City
— 5 nights
Train
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Philadelphia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ronks
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
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Drive to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Drive to Troy
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Troy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
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New York City

— 5 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Empire State Building, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City online day trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New York City. May in New York City sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery (in Rio Grande) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Cape May). There's still lots to do: stroll through Franklin Square, admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Chanticleer, and get a sense of history and politics at City Hall Visitor Center.

Plan trip to Philadelphia with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ronks.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ronks

— 2 nights
The city of Ronks stems from Amish roots.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with The Village Farm Market, then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, then stop by Kitchen Kettle Village, and finally take in the views from Erbs Covered Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, experience rural life at Old Windmill Farm, experience rural life at Lapp Valley Farm, then steep yourself in history at Ephrata Cloister, and finally snap pictures at Keller's Mill Covered Bridge.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ronks itinerary planning app.

Getting from Philadelphia to Ronks by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In May in Ronks, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Ronks

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, make a trip to Devils Den, then appreciate the history behind Equestrian Monument to Major General John Sedgwick, then stroll around Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness the site of a historic battle at Artworks, then indulge in some culinary diversions at Savor Gettysburg Food Tours, then appreciate the history behind North Carolina Monument, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gettysburg online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Ronks to Gettysburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In May in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Troy.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Wineries

Troy

— 3 nights
Troy is a city located in Metropolitan Detroit's northern suburbs in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Get out of town with these interesting Troy side-trips: Ann Arbor (Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Hudson Mills Metropark, &more), Flint Institute of Arts (in Flint) and The Henry Ford (in Dearborn). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Michigan Heroes Museum, walk around George George Memorial Park, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Troy vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Gettysburg to Troy with the Route module. In May in Troy, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Troy

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 3 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.
Explore Niagara Falls' surroundings by going to Buffalo (Tifft Nature Preserve, Forest Lawn, &more) and Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica (in Lackawanna). The adventure continues: get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish.

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You can drive from Troy to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
Casinos · Specialty Museums · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.