8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Baltimore
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
5
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

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nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and National Museum of the Marine Corps. Your inner history buff will appreciate Antietam National Battlefield and Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip site .

If you are flying in from Slovakia, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Antietam National Battlefield
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1
night
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): let the kids burn off some steam at Centennial Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Alphonsus Church, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Federal Hill Park.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Baltimore road trip website .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Baltimore in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December in Baltimore, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Centennial Park
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Federal Hill Park ©
Federal Hill Park
Centennial Park ©
Centennial Park
Saint Alphonsus Church ©
Saint Alphonsus Church

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Baltimore to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Nightlife Fun & Games

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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.
You've now added Statue of Liberty National Monument to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Sands Point Preserve. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Holtsville to see Holtsville Ecology Site about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online visit planner .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Holtsville Ecology Site, Sands Point Preserve
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Brooklyn Heights Promenade ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Hole State Park and then hike along Niagara Gorge Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls vacation planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get slightly colder in Niagara Falls: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Devil's Hole State Park ©
Devil's Hole State Park

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