8 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

8 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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8 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Orleans
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Chicago

2
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.
On the 29th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary maker tool .

Chicago to New York City is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in New York City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
nights
Orleans

Orleans ©
Orleans is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, which is co-extensive with Cape Cod. Relax by the water at Nauset Beach and Cape Cod National Seashore. Visiting Coast Guard Beach and Cape Cod Canal will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Shining Sea Bikeway in Falmouth (about 1h 15 min away). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Marconi Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Orleans driving holiday planner.

You can drive from New York City to Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get little chillier in Orleans: highs are around 79°F and lows about 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Orleans

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shining Sea Bikeway, Cape Cod Canal, Marconi Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore, Coast Guard Beach
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Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Coast Guard Beach ©
Coast Guard Beach

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Hole State Park and then get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures. On your second day here, trek along Niagara Gorge Trail, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To find ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls travel tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Orleans to Niagara Falls. In July in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Niagara Jet Adventures
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Devil's Hole State Park ©
Devil's Hole State Park

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