18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Fly
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Boston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Fly
5
New York City
— 5 nights
Train
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive

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Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile.

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

Washington to Chicago is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, then examine the collection at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, and finally admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Forest Lawn, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip app.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Niagara Falls takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Boston.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Boston

— 2 nights

Beantown

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 25th (Tue): get your bearings at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, then ponder the world of politics at Massachusetts State House, and finally appreciate the history behind New England Holocaust Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Granary Burying Ground, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, and finally stroll around Boston Public Garden.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Boston sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Newport

— 2 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Farmer's Daughter, then learn the secrets of beer at Rhode Island Red Food Tours, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Newport Car Museum, examine the collection at New Bedford Whaling Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Colt State Park.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Newport trip planner.

Traveling by car from Boston to Newport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Newport, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Newport

Tours · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Times Square, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Newport to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Newport in May since evenings lows in New York City dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

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.
Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Kennett Square to see Longwood Gardens about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Franklin Square, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at Schuylkill River Trail, and indulge your taste buds at Philly Brew Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia online road trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

Rhode Island travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.