21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly + train:  16​h 15​min
1
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
5
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
9
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Geneva

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 2nd (Fri), stroll through Niagara Gorge Trail, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then head off the coast to Three Sisters Island, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls attractions planner .

Geneva, Switzerland to Niagara Falls is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. August in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

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

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire all the interesting features of Millennium Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cowles Bog.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Chicago, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Cowles Bog
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Cowles Bog ©
Cowles Bog

2
nights
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint John Evangelist Catholic Church, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sodalis Nature Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Indianapolis Zoo, then explore and take pictures at Victory Field, then enjoy some diversion at Hinkle Fieldhouse, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read Indianapolis route builder site .

You can drive from Chicago to Indianapolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Indianapolis due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sodalis Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Sodalis Nature Park ©
Sodalis Nature Park
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Room Escape Games

1
night
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get curious at Discovery Place Science, then browse the collection at Billy Graham Libary, and then examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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Getting from Indianapolis to Charlotte by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Charlotte, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Discovery Place Science ©
Discovery Place Science
Billy Graham Libary ©
Billy Graham Libary

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Cape Henry Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Charlotte to Virginia Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Cape Henry Lighthouse ©
Cape Henry Lighthouse
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

2
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at George Wythe House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, then step aboard Jamestown Settlement, then take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne, and finally savor the flavors at Silver Hand Meadery. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg trip builder tool .

Drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg

2
nights
Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Williamsburg in August, plan for little chillier days in Chincoteague Island, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence National Historical Park.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Chincoteague Island to Philadelphia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a bus to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence National Historical Park ©

5
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 the city life by going to Narwhal Yacht Charters and Bronx Zoo. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: make a trip to Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

Take a bus from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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