13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
2
Boston
— 2 nights
3
Albany
— 1 night
4
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
5
Detroit
— 1 night
6
Chicago
— 3 nights
7
Nashville
— 1 night

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Longwood Gardens and Wissahickon Valley Park. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Washington Square Park, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and hike along Kelly Drive.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia tour planner.

Norfolk to Philadelphia is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Please Touch Museum ©
Please Touch Museum

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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Old State House, stroll around Boston Common, thenmeet the residents at New England Aquarium, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail. On your second day here, buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, steep yourself in history at Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill, thensteep yourself in history at Granary Burying Ground, thenadmire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston trip planner.

You can fly from Philadelphia to Boston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Boston is little chillier than Philadelphia - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

1
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Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at New York State Capitol, thenadmire the natural beauty at Central Park Rose Garden, and then learn more about the world around you at New York State Museum.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Albany online day trip planner.

You can drive from Boston to Albany in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Albany can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Central Park Rose Garden
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Central Park Rose Garden ©
Central Park Rose Garden
New York State Capitol ©
New York State Capitol
New York State Museum ©
New York State Museum

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 25th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, get a new perspective on things with Maid of the Mist, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, thenget outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, and finally take an in-depth tour of Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, and then walk around Olcott Beach Carousel Park.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls travel planner.

Drive from Albany to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Detroit.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, Niagara Jet Adventures, Olcott Beach Carousel Park, Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House
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Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Olcott Beach Carousel Park ©
Olcott Beach Carousel Park
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

1
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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, thensee the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and then get outside with Miami Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Detroit trip planner.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Detroit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Detroit are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Henry Ford
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul ©
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul

3
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Chicago

Chicago
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Bring the kids along to The Art Institute of Chicago and Shedd Aquarium. There's lots more to do: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, and make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Chicago holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Detroit to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In July in Chicago, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:
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Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 31st (Fri), witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, thensee a show at Grand Ole Opry, thenexamine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Nashville road trip app.

Fly from Chicago to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in July: highs in Nashville hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

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