14 days in United States & Ottawa Itinerary

14 days in United States & Ottawa Itinerary

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14 days in United States & Ottawa Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Ottawa, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
New York City, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

3
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Rideau Canal and ByWard Market. For shopping fun, head to National Gallery of Canada or Canadian Museum of Nature. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, learn about all things military at Canadian War Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Peace Tower.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ottawa online attractions planner .

Toronto to Ottawa is an approximately 3-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Ottawa are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ocean Grove Beach and Point Pleasant Beach. Let the collections at Belmar Beach and Jersey Shore Premium Outlets capture your imagination. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to The Original Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Store (in Lavallette), Jenkinson's Boardwalk (in Point Pleasant Beach) and Silverball Pinball Museum (in Asbury Park). There's more to do: stroll around Riverside Gardens Park.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ottawa to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Ottawa in July, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Point Pleasant Beach, Riverside Gardens Park, Belmar Beach, Silverball Pinball Museum, The Original Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Store
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Belmar Beach ©
Belmar Beach
Silverball Pinball Museum ©
Silverball Pinball Museum
Ocean Grove Beach ©
Ocean Grove Beach

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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.
Shop till you drop at National Museum of the Marine Corps and Potomac River. Let the collections at Torpedo Factory Art Center and Old Town capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: St. Michaels (Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum & Lyon Distilling Company), Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas) and George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Old Town Waterfront.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip planning website .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Alexandria, St. Michaels, Manassas National Battlefield Park, George Washington's Mount Vernon, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum ©
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get in touch with nature at Royal Palms State Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Museum-lovers will get to explore Battleship USS Iowa BB-61 and S.S. Lane Victory. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano), The Queen Mary (in Long Beach) and Irvine Spectrum Center (in Irvine). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Terminal Island Japanese Memorial.

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Getting from Washington DC to Los Angeles by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Mission San Juan Capistrano, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Irvine Spectrum Center, The Queen Mary
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Battleship USS Iowa BB-61 ©
Battleship USS Iowa BB-61
Royal Palms State Beach ©
Royal Palms State Beach
S.S. Lane Victory ©
S.S. Lane Victory

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