43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reston
— 6 nights
2
Niagara Falls
— 10 nights
3
Nashville
— 10 nights
4
Chicago
— 16 nights

6
nights
Reston

Reston ©
Reston is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, within the Washington, D.C. Venture out of the city with trips to Shenandoah National Park (Rose River Falls & Old Rag Mountain Hike), George C. Marshall's Dodona Manor (in Leesburg) and Cascade Falls (in Pembroke). On the 4th (Tue), spend a day delving into the history of Antietam National Battlefield. Pack the 5th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, trek along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, admire the natural beauty at Brookside Gardens, and immerse yourself in nature at Sky Meadows State Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Reston itinerary tool.

Washington DC to Reston is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Reston. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Reston

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Harpers Ferry, Vienna, Brookside Gardens, Antietam National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Rocking S Ranch ©
Rocking S Ranch

10
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rochester (National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House & Highland Park), Our Lady of Victory Basilica (in Lackawanna) and Forest Lawn (in Buffalo). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, admire the majestic nature at Goat Island, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls road trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reston to Niagara Falls. In May, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rochester, Lewiston, Buffalo, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Niagara Jet Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Highland Park ©
Highland Park
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

10
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Murfreesboro (Bradley Academy Museum, Stones River National Battlefield, &more) and Franklin (Carter Gin Assault Site Park, Carter House, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, and browse the exhibits of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville tour app.

Fly from Niagara Falls to Nashville in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Niagara Falls to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in May; daily highs in Nashville reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Franklin, Murfreesboro
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

16
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: Chicago Botanic Garden (in Glencoe), Block Museum of Art (in Evanston) and Prairie Wolf Slough (in Highland Park). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, and wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Nashville to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nashville in May: high temperatures in Chicago hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oak Park, Chicago Botanic Garden, Horseshoe Hammond, Whiskey Acres Distilling Co., Block Museum of Art
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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