26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Boston
— 4 nights
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Provincetown
— 2 nights
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Albany
— 3 nights
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Buffalo
— 1 night
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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New York City — 6 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ellis Island as well as Central Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Met Cloisters. Let the collections at Ground Zero Museum Workshop and Tenement Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Paris, France to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in September, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 3 nights

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rodin Museum and Battleship New Jersey. Museum-lovers will appreciate Brandywine River Museum of Art and Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Hagley Museum And Library (in Wilmington) and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museum of the American Revolution, gain insight at Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, get your bearings at Masonic Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

To find where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia vacation maker tool.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Boston.
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Boston — 4 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like North End and John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library. Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Concord (Minute Man National Historical Park & Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Old State House, see the interesting displays at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, and admire the landmark architecture of Trinity Church.

Make your Boston itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to Boston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Philadelphia in September: highs in Boston hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Provincetown.
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Provincetown — 2 nights

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching as well as Cape Cod Provincelands Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and Race Point Lighthouse. Museum-lovers will get to explore Old Harbor Life Saving Museum and Provincetown Town Hall. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Provincetown trip planner.

Fly from Boston to Provincetown in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Provincetown can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.
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Albany — 3 nights

Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Albany Institute of History & Art, then get a new perspective on nature at New York State Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at New York State Capitol. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of USS Slater DE-766, then take an in-depth tour of Schuyler Mansion, and then take an in-depth tour of Crailo State Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Albany visit planning tool.

You can drive from Provincetown to Albany in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. September in Albany sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Buffalo.
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Buffalo — 1 night

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the striking features of Richardson Olmsted Campus and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Buffalo road trip planning website.

Getting from Albany to Buffalo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. September in Buffalo sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Niagara Falls.
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Niagara Falls — 3 nights

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Let the collections at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum and Niagara Power Project Visitors Center capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cave of the Winds and Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. Take a break from Niagara Falls with a short trip to The Erie Canal Discovery Center in Lockport, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, see the interesting displays at Niagara Science Museum, do a tasting at A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard, and meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls online tour planner.

Niagara Falls is very close to Buffalo. September in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Chicago.
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Chicago — 3 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Riverwalk. Cantigny Park and Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank will appeal to museum buffs. When in Chicago, make a side trip to see Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, approximately Arlington Heights away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, stop by The Loop, and get your game on at Fox in a Box Chicago.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chicago travel route planner.

Fly from Niagara Falls to Chicago in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago. Traveling from Niagara Falls in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Chicago. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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