12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
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New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
3
Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Daytona Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
6
Key West
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Miami
— 2 nights
End: Miami

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Empire State Building as well as Statue of Liberty National Monument. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, admire all the interesting features of Central Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip maker site .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New York City. In October, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bridal Veil Falls as well as Maid of the Mist. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, then take a tour by water with Maid of the Mist, then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and finally Head underground at Cave of the Winds.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls online itinerary planner .

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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Niagara Falls at 63°F and lows at 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
On the 6th (Sun), ponder the world of politics at Virginia Capitol Building and then wander the streets of Carytown.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Richmond trip builder tool .

Fly from Niagara Falls to Richmond in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Niagara Falls in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Richmond, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Neighborhoods Nature
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Tredegar Iron Works ©
Tredegar Iron Works
Virginia Capitol Building ©
Virginia Capitol Building
Carytown ©
Carytown

1
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Charleston

Charleston
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Charleston journey builder .

Getting from Richmond to Charleston by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Richmond in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Charleston, with lows around 60°F. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Andy Romano Beachfront Park, then stop by Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, and then steep yourself in history at Mary Bethune Home.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Daytona Beach online trip maker .

You can drive from Charleston to Daytona Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Charleston in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Daytona Beach, with lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Andy Romano Beachfront Park
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Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Mary Bethune Home ©
Mary Bethune Home
MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences ©
MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences

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Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Vandenberg Wreck, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, then enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West online itinerary maker .

Getting from Daytona Beach to Key West by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Daytona Beach in October since evenings lows in Key West dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea
Vandenberg Wreck ©
Vandenberg Wreck

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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the next day, take a stroll through Wynwood and then explore the galleries of Wynwood Walls.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Miami trip itinerary site .

Getting from Key West to Miami by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Miami are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Wynwood Walls ©
Wynwood Walls
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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