20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Drive:  2​h
1
Cincinnati
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
2
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Albany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
6
New York City
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
7
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Baltimore
— 1 night
train:  1​h
9
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Indianapolis

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Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
On the 13th (Sat), delve into the lush surroundings at Redbird Hollow Preserve, explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, and then see the interesting displays at Lucky Cat Museum.

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Indianapolis to Cincinnati is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
Lucky Cat Museum ©
Lucky Cat Museum

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Pittsburgh

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stop by Larrimor's, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, then admire all the interesting features of Mount Washington, and finally shop like a local with Pittsburgh Glass Center Studios.

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Getting from Cincinnati to Pittsburgh by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
Pittsburgh Glass Center ©
Pittsburgh Glass Center

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Get in touch with nature at Cave of the Winds and Devil's Hole State Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center and St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, stop by Three Sisters Trading Post, and stroll through Niagara Gorge Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip planner .

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. July in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Devil's Hole State Park ©
Devil's Hole State Park

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Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. On the 18th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at New York State Museum, then take an in-depth tour of USS Slater DE-766, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Albany Distilling Company, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at First Lutheran Church.

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You can drive from Niagara Falls to Albany in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Albany are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Wildlife
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New York State Museum ©
New York State Museum
USS Slater DE-766 ©
USS Slater DE-766
First Lutheran Church ©
First Lutheran Church

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Boston

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.
On the 19th (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then shop like a local with Newbury Street, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Old South Meeting House, take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and then shop like a local with Charles Street.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Boston trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Albany to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Newbury Street ©
Newbury Street

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New York City

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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Firenze Jewelsfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City holiday maker app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Visit Independence Hall and Christ Church for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Philadelphia Museum of Art and Eastern State Penitentiary. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, hike along Kelly Drive, get a taste of the local shopping with Rittenhouse Square, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Schuylkill River Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
On the 29th (Mon), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, then pause for some photo ops at Fort McHenry National Monument, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Fell's Point.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Baltimore tour itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Baltimore are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Fell's Point ©
Fell's Point

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Washington DC

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.
You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and The National Archives Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of American History.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by train from Baltimore to Washington DC takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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