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
train:  1​h 45​min
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Philadelphia, United States
— 1 night
train:  2​h
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Washington DC, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
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
7
Ottawa, Canada
— 1 night
train:  2​h
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Montreal, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
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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.
You've added Empire State Building, Fifth Avenue, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip tool .

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. September in New York City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence Mall, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Independence National Historical Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Independence Mall ©
Independence Mall
Reading Terminal Market ©
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.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary tool .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Town, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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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 catch a live event at Heinz Field.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh day trip 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. In October, Pittsburgh is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

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): admire all the interesting features of White Water Walk, look for gifts at OLiV Tasting Room, and then stop by Wine Country Vintners. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): try your luck at Niagara Fallsview Casino, stop by The Fruit Shack, then stop by The Post Office Shannon Passero, and finally look for gifts at Candy Safari.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Niagara Falls trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Niagara Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 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.
On the 8th (Sun), look for gifts at The Beguiling Books and Art, buy something for everyone on your list at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, then stop by Soma Chocolate Maker, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Toronto route planning site .

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Toronto can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Toronto

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with ByWard Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Rideau Centre, stop by Cats R Us Cat Boutique, then look for gifts at Flock Boutique, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Peace Tower.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Ottawa online trip maker .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Ottawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Toronto in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 6°C in Ottawa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the 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
Peace Tower ©
Peace Tower

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Jean-Talon Market or Carrefour Laval. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Port of Montreal and Eglise Unie St-James United Church. Go for a jaunt from Montreal to Laval to see Chateau Taillefer Lafon about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, take a stroll through Quartier des spectacles, admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Montreal itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Ottawa to Montreal takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Montreal are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive 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.
On the 13th (Fri), make a trip to Place Royale.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Quebec City trip site .

Getting from Montreal to Quebec City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Burlington.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Ethan Allen Homestead, then sample the tasty concoctions at Magic Hat Brewing Company, and then experience rural life at Shelburne Farms.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Burlington holiday planning site .

You can drive from Quebec City to Burlington in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Boston.

Things to do in Burlington

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Shelburne Farms, Magic Hat Brewing Company
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Louisburg Square, stop by Harvard Book Store, look for gifts at Brookline Booksmith, then see where the action happens at Fenway Park, and finally take a stroll through North End. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, and then make a trip to Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Boston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Burlington to Boston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Burlington in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Boston. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Brookline Booksmith, Harvard Book Store
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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 ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as St. Paul's Chapel. On the 17th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in October; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can 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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