12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Alpharetta
Drive:  8​h
1
Charlottesville
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
5
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Alpharetta

1
day
Charlottesville

Charlottesville
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville travel itinerary planner.

Alpharetta to Charlottesville is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In November, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Outdoors Wineries
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and The White House. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at The White House, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and then appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Charlottesville to Washington DC by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Washington DC are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.
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Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial
Washington Monument ©
Washington Monument
White House ©
White House

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planning app .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November in New York City, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cave of the Winds as well as Niagara Falls. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, and then meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In November, Niagara Falls is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 48°F and lows of 33°F. You will leave for Chicago on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Aquarium of Niagara ©
Aquarium of Niagara
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Family-friendly places like Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago and Shedd Aquarium will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, and admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chicago driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in November, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 27th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum and then try to win big at Churchill Downs.

Planning Louisville trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can fly from Chicago to Louisville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in November: highs in Louisville hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Casinos Historic Sites
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Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

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