8 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Atlantic City
— 2 nights
New York City
— 2 nights
Niagara Falls
— 1 night


Washington DC — 2 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Washington National Cathedral and Georgetown University. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, examine the collection at International Spy Museum, and get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip site.

Miami to Washington DC is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Miami in July, with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Atlantic City.
Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
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Atlantic City — 2 nights

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
On the 25th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Brigantine Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ship Bottom Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through North Wildwood Beach and then see what you can catch with Badfish Fishing Charters.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Atlantic City trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Washington DC to Atlantic City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Atlantic City, with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to New York City.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trips

New York City — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, wander the streets of Times Square, then browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History and then browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip maker.

Drive from Atlantic City to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly to Niagara Falls.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see what you can catch with Brookdog Fishing Co, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Times Beach Preserve.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip maker.

You can fly from New York City to Niagara Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Niagara Falls at 81°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
Side Trips

United States travel guide

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.