26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Boston
— 4 nights
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Provincetown
— 2 nights
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Albany
— 3 nights
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Buffalo
— 1 night
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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New York City — 6 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ellis Island as well as Central Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Let the collections at New York Public Library and Tenement Museum capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of The Met Cloisters, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the New York City road trip site.

Paris, France to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in September; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rodin Museum and Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History. Museum-lovers will appreciate Brandywine River Museum of Art and Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur) and Hagley Museum And Library (in Wilmington). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of the American Revolution, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masonic Temple, explore the galleries of Battleship New Jersey, and steep yourself in history at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Boston.
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Boston — 4 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Museum of Fine Arts and John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and Old State House. Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Concord (Minute Man National Historical Park & Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House). There's lots more to do: visit North End, see the interesting displays at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, and admire the landmark architecture of Trinity Church.

Make your Boston itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to Boston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Philadelphia in September: highs in Boston hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Provincetown.
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Provincetown — 2 nights

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching as well as Cape Cod Provincelands Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and Old Harbor Life Saving Museum. Get some cultural insight at Race Point Lighthouse and Provincetown Town Hall. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Provincetown holiday builder.

You can fly from Boston to Provincetown in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Provincetown can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Albany.
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Albany — 3 nights

Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Albany Institute of History & Art, then get a new perspective on nature at New York State Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at New York State Capitol. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of USS Slater DE-766, then take an in-depth tour of Schuyler Mansion, and then take an in-depth tour of Crailo State Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Albany visit planning tool.

You can drive from Provincetown to Albany in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. September in Albany sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Buffalo.
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Buffalo — 1 night

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the striking features of Richardson Olmsted Campus and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Buffalo road trip planning website.

Getting from Albany to Buffalo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. September in Buffalo sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Niagara Falls.
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Niagara Falls — 3 nights

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Let the collections at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center and The Erie Canal Discovery Center capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cave of the Winds and Niagara Science Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Niagara, see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, and do a tasting at A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls road trip planner.

Niagara Falls is very close to Buffalo. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.
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Chicago — 3 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Riverwalk. Cantigny Park and Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank will appeal to museum buffs. When in Chicago, make a side trip to see Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, approximately Arlington Heights away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, stop by The Loop, and get your game on at Fox in a Box Chicago.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chicago travel route planner.

Fly from Niagara Falls to Chicago in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago. Traveling from Niagara Falls in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Chicago. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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