22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boston
1
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Durban

3
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Fine Arts and Old South Meeting House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Orchard House and Freedom Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Walden Pond State Reservation in Concord (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Newbury Street, see the interesting displays at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, see where the action happens at TD Garden, and browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston road trip planning site .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airports are General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Portsmouth International at Pease Airport and Bradley International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Boston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Concord
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Popular historic sites such as Our Lady of Victory Basilica and Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex are in your itinerary. Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center and Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Niagara Falls side-trips: Walden Galleria Mall (in Cheektowaga) and Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park (in Buffalo). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, and browse the different shops at One Niagara "The Gateway to the Falls".

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls sightseeing planner.

Getting from Boston to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Buffalo, Walden Galleria Mall, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center
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5
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Air and Space Museum and The National Archives Museum. Head to Eastern Market and Madame Tussauds DCfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Mount Vernon to see George Washington's Mount Vernon about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Niagara Falls in September, with highs in Washington DC at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, The Basilica of Saint Mary, George Washington's Mount Vernon
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rittenhouse Square and Valley Forge National Historical Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Independence Hall and Arch Street United Methodist Church. Step out of Philadelphia with an excursion to Kitchen Kettle Village in Intercourse--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, savor the flavors at Ardmore Farmers Market, and pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Philadelphia travel planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ardmore Farmers Market, Kitchen Kettle Village, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fifth Avenue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take a stroll through Times Square, and get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Girlfriend NYC.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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