18 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

18 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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18 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
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New York City, United States
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia, United States
— 1 night
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Washington DC, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
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Pittsburgh, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
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Niagara Falls, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Toronto, Canada
— 1 night
ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
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Ottawa, Canada
— 1 night
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Montreal, Canada
— 3 nights
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Quebec City, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
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Burlington, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Boston, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
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New York City, United States
— 1 night
End: New York City, United States


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New York City, United States

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.
Exhale Spa - Central Park South has been added to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City holiday maker .

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

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Spas
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Exhale Spa - Central Park South ©
Exhale Spa - Central Park South

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Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip maker website .

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Independence Mall ©
Independence Mall
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Reading Terminal Market

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Washington DC, United States

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods

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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Old Town
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Old Town ©
Old Town
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Pittsburgh, United States

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stop by Pennsylvania Macaroni Company and then see where the action happens at Heinz Field.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pittsburgh planning website .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Pittsburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: high temperatures in Pittsburgh hover around 21°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.

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Shopping
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Pennsylvania Macaroni Company ©
Pennsylvania Macaroni Company
Heinz Field ©
Heinz Field

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Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls ©
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of White Water Walk, then stop by OLiV Tasting Room, and then look for gifts at Wine Country Vintners. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at Niagara Fallsview Casino, then stop by The Fruit Shack, then look for gifts at The Post Office Shannon Passero, and finally look for gifts at Candy Safari.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Shopping Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Candy Safari, The Post Office Shannon Passero
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The Post Office Shannon Passero ©
The Post Office Shannon Passero
White Water Walk ©
White Water Walk
OLiV Tasting Room ©
OLiV Tasting Room

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Toronto, Canada

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for gifts at The Beguiling Books and Art, then browse the different shops at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, then look for gifts at Soma Chocolate Maker, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Toronto day trip website .

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Toronto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Ottawa.

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Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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CF Toronto Eaton Centre
CF Toronto Eaton Centre
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Soma Chocolate Maker ©
Soma Chocolate Maker

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Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa ©
A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
On the 9th (Mon), wander the streets of ByWard Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Rideau Centre, then look for gifts at Cats R Us Cat Boutique, then look for gifts at Flock Boutique, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Peace Tower.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ottawa tour itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Ottawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Toronto in October since evenings lows in Ottawa dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Cats R Us Cat Boutique ©
Cats R Us Cat Boutique
ByWard Market ©
ByWard Market
Rideau Centre ©
Rideau Centre

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Montreal, Canada

Montreal ©
Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Get some historical perspective at Old Port of Montreal and Notre-Dame Basilica. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Montreal Botanical Garden and Eglise Unie St-James United Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montreal: Laval (Carrefour Laval & Chateau Taillefer Lafon). And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Jean-Talon Market, get a taste of the local shopping with Rue Ste.-Catherine, wander the streets of Quartier des spectacles, and pause for some serene contemplation at Co-Cathedral of Saint-Antoine-De-Padoue.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Montreal planner .

Take a train from Ottawa to Montreal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Montreal can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Laval, Co-Cathedral of Saint-Antoine-De-Padoue
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Old Port of Montreal ©
Old Port of Montreal
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica

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Quebec City, Canada

Quebec City ©
With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take a stroll through Place Royale.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Quebec City trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Montreal to Quebec City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Quebec City sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Burlington.

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Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Place Royale ©
Place Royale

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Burlington, United States

Burlington ©
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. On the 14th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Ethan Allen Homestead, sample the tasty concoctions at Magic Hat Brewing Company, and then steep yourself in history at Shelburne Farms.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Burlington day trip planning site .

Getting from Quebec City to Burlington by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Burlington

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Magic Hat Brewing Company, Shelburne Farms
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Shelburne Farms ©
Shelburne Farms
Magic Hat Brewing Company ©
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Ethan Allen Homestead ©
Ethan Allen Homestead

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Boston, United States

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 15th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Louisburg Square, look for gifts at Harvard Book Store, then look for gifts at Brookline Booksmith, then see where the action happens at Fenway Park, and finally take a stroll through North End. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, and then browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston road trip tool .

You can drive from Burlington to Boston in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Burlington in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Boston, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Harvard Book Store, Brookline Booksmith
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North End ©
North End
Faneuil Hall Marketplace ©
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Brookline Booksmith ©
Brookline Booksmith

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our New York City tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in October, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
St. Paul's Chapel ©
St. Paul's Chapel
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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