21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 13 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Springfield
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  3​h
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
End: New York City


13
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.
Step out of New York City with an excursion to Bronx Zoo in Bronx--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Central Park, go for a walk through The High Line, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

1
night
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at Illinois State Museum, then contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, and finally make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at Old State Capitol, stroll through Union Square Park, then get your bearings at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, then admire the striking features of Elijah Iles House, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Illinois State Capitol.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Springfield day trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Springfield takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Springfield due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in November, Springfield is slightly colder at night with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©
Illinois State Museum ©
Illinois State Museum

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): experience rural life at Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm and then admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, then appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, and finally explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Chicago trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Springfield to Chicago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
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Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm ©
Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 5th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Old Falls Street, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara, then enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and finally make a trip to Third Street Art Alley.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Niagara Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Niagara Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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