23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  30​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
6
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Newark

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, explore and take pictures at The High Line, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New York City online trip maker .

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lancaster.

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

2
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): savor the flavors at Kissel Hill Fruit Farm, then relax in the rural setting at Graystone Ridge Alpacas, then relax in the rural setting at Myers Strawberry Farm, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Northwest Lancaster County River Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, then see the interesting displays at Landis Valley Museum, then contemplate the long history of Ephrata Cloister, and finally relax in the rural setting at Old Windmill Farm Tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lancaster trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from New York City to Lancaster by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Lancaster, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Lancaster

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Manheim, Kissel Hill Fruit Farm, Old Windmill Farm Tours, Ephrata Cloister
Highlights from your plan
Ephrata Cloister ©
Ephrata Cloister
Landis Valley Museum ©
Landis Valley Museum
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House

4
nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, meet the residents at National Zoological Park, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lancaster in April; daily highs in Washington DC reach 68°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

4
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, take a stroll through Garden District, and make a trip to French Quarter.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planning app .

You can fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans. Traveling from Washington DC in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
New Orleans City Park ©
New Orleans City Park
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the views from Pohono Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Hoffmann, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from New Orleans to Yosemite National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Yosemite National Park is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 59°F, while nights are colder with lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
When in Niagara Falls, make a side trip to see Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna, approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, make a trip to Prophet Isaiah's Second Coming House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation, and stroll through Hyde Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and train from Yosemite National Park to Niagara Falls takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 35°F in Niagara Falls. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Reservoir State Park ©
Reservoir State Park

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