29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Providence
— 2 nights
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Boston
— 1 night
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Mount Washington
— 1 night
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Newport
— 1 night
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Massena
— 1 night
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Syracuse
— 2 nights
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Ithaca
— 2 nights
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Rochester
— 2 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
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Shenandoah National Park
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 1 night

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New York City — 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some historical perspective at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach and Roosevelt Island. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, see the interesting displays at Museum at Eldridge Street, take an in-depth tour of KGB Espionage Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Fraunces Tavern Museum.

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

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly to Providence.
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Providence — 2 nights

The Renaissance City

Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at The Stephen Hopkins House, admire the landmark architecture of Old Slater Mill, and then immerse yourself in nature at Lincoln Woods State Park. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Historic Jacob Hill Farm, take a stroll through College Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of First Baptist Church in America, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Providence online day trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Providence by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Providence when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Boston.
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Boston — 1 night

Beantown

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then examine the collection at The Mapparium, and then wander the streets of Back Bay. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of HarborWalk, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church, then stroll through Charles River Bike Path, and finally stroll around Charles River Esplanade.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Boston trip planner.

You can drive from Providence to Boston in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Boston are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mount Washington.
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Mount Washington — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): experience rural life at Hatch Orchard, then admire the majestic nature at Mount Washington State Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mount Washington online vacation planner.

You can drive from Boston to Mount Washington in 3.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Boston in July, with highs in Mount Washington at 14°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Newport.
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Newport — 1 night

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Newport trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Mount Washington to Newport in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Mount Washington in July, plan for much warmer days in Newport, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Massena.
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Massena — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Massena Town Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Massena Nature Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Robert Moses State Park.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Massena trip planner.

You can drive from Newport to Massena in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. July in Massena sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Syracuse.
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Syracuse — 2 nights

Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. On the 30th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Oakwood Cemetery, take in the exciting artwork at ArtRage Gallery, then examine the collection at The Stickley Museum, and finally walk around Clark Reservation State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): examine the collection at Onondaga Historical Association, don't miss a visit to Clinton Square, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Webster Pond.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Syracuse travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Massena to Syracuse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Syracuse can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Ithaca.
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Ithaca — 2 nights

Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Earth, then catch all the local highlights with In-Depth Fishing Adventures, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascadilla Gorge Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): get curious at Sciencenter, admire the sheer force of Havana Glen Park, and then admire the sheer force of Eagle's Cliff Falls.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ithaca trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Syracuse to Ithaca in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Ithaca, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rochester.
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Rochester — 2 nights

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lazy Acre Alpacas, then ski along the peaceful trails at Powder Mills Park, and finally grab your bike and head to Erie Canal Trail. Keep things going the next day: hike along ARTWalk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Corbett's Glen Nature Park, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Genesee Riverway Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Rochester trip tool.

Drive from Ithaca to Rochester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rochester can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.
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Niagara Falls — 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
For photos and more tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip site.

Getting from Rochester to Niagara Falls by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll set off for Gettysburg on the 5th (Fri).
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Gettysburg — 1 night

Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
On the 5th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at East Cavalry Battlefield, then stroll the grounds of Evergreen Cemetery, and then examine the collection at Rupp House.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gettysburg tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Gettysburg by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In August in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Shenandoah National Park.
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Shenandoah National Park — 5 nights

Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Take a break from the city and head to Skyline Drive and Pinnacles. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Caverns and Doyles River Falls. Explore Shenandoah National Park's surroundings by going to Raptor Hill Falconry (in Stanley), Zipline (in McGaheysville) and Massanutten Indoor WaterPark (in Massanutten). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Dark Hollow Falls, explore the different monuments and memorials at Dean Cemetery, hike along Whiteoak Canyon Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Chimneys Park and Campground.

Make your Shenandoah National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Shenandoah National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Shenandoah National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 3 nights

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 some cultural insight at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Gallery of Art. Step off the beaten path and head to Arlington National Cemetery and The Walters Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Baltimore (Historic Ships in Baltimore & Federal Hill Park). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary app.

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Washington DC by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Shenandoah National Park in August, Washington DC is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can fly to New York City.
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New York City — 1 night

Big Apple

On the 15th (Mon), wander the streets of Dumbo, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and finally contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New York City day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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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Finger Lakes travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · State Parks · Specialty Museums
New York's Wine Country
Defined by wine and water, the Finger Lakes region includes 11 elongated bodies of water spread over 130 km (80 mi) of rolling countryside in the northern section of the state of New York. In addition to the picturesque waterways, the Finger Lakes' main vacation attraction is its more than 100 wineries: the area is a top wine region, often referred to as the East Coast's answer to California's Napa Valley. Tour the wineries and recreational areas dotting the slopes above the lakes, but don't forget to include a trip or two to the region's vibrant towns, known for their lively culinary and nightlife scenes.
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