24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Schenectady
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Atlanta
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Cincinnati
— 4 nights
foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Schenectady
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Schenectady

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Take a break from the city and head to Narwhal Yacht Charters and Bronx Zoo. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New York City route planning app .

Schenectady to New York City is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In May in New York City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

4
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Get some cultural insight at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and Centennial Olympic Park. Do your shopping at Atlanta Farmers Market and Mall of Georgia. Change things up with these side-trips from Atlanta: Fayette Pavilion (in Fayetteville), The Avenue Peachtree City (in Peachtree City) and Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain). There's much more to do: stop by Krog Street Market, examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, and buy something for everyone on your list at Phipps Plaza.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Atlanta takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, Atlanta is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Atlanta

#Shopping, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

The Avenue Peachtree City, Mall of Georgia, Atlanta Farmers Market, Fayette Pavilion, Stone Mountain Park
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Mall of Georgia ©
Mall of Georgia
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park

4
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Do your shopping at Jungle Jim's International Market and Newport on the Levee. Get in touch with nature at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cincinnati: Miami Valley Gaming (in Lebanon) and Dayton (Carillon Historical Park & National Museum of the U.S. Air Force). Pack the 12th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Kings Island. There's much more to do: partake in some friendly competition at Houdini's Room Escape, take in the views from Roebling Suspension Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Creation Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cincinnati road trip tool .

Getting from Atlanta to Cincinnati by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Atlanta in May: high temperatures in Cincinnati hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Cincinnati

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Dayton, Newport on the Levee, Kings Island, Creation Museum, Miami Valley Gaming
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Houdini's Room Escape ©
Houdini's Room Escape
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Millennium Park and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace. Get some cultural insight at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Field Museum. Go for a jaunt from Chicago to Willow Springs to see Little Red Schoolhouse about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Milton Lee Olive Park, wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Cincinnati to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cincinnati to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In May in Chicago, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Schenectady.

Things to do in Chicago

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, Little Red Schoolhouse
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Fox in a Box Chicago ©
Fox in a Box Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum

6
nights
Schenectady

Schenectady ©
Schenectady is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Concepts of Art Lenox Judaica and Northshire Bookstore. You'll explore and learn at The Clark Art Institute and National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Schenectady side-trips: Wired Gallery (in High Falls), Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (in Hyde Park) and Howe Caverns (in Howes Cave). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Mount Greylock State Reservation, steep yourself in history at The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home, look for gifts at The Apple Barn and Country Bake Shop, and make a splash at The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Schenectady trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chicago to Schenectady. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Schenectady is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Schenectady

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Lenox, Cooperstown, Northshire Bookstore, Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, The Apple Barn and Country Bake Shop
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The Clark Art Institute ©
The Clark Art Institute
Mount Greylock State Reservation ©
Mount Greylock State Reservation

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Fort Niagara and then revel in the low prices at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Schenectady to Niagara Falls. Traveling from Schenectady in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Niagara Falls, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

#Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Old Fort Niagara
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Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA ©
Old Fort Niagara ©
Old Fort Niagara