20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
2
Chicago
— 4 nights
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
4
New York City
— 5 nights

4
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Panama Rocks Scenic Park and Niagara Jet Adventures. Change things up with a short trip to The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester (about 1h 45 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara, and enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls travel route builder site.

Cotonou, Benin to Niagara Falls is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Cotonou to Niagara Falls. Traveling from Cotonou in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Niagara Falls. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

The Strong National Museum of Play, Niagara Jet Adventures, Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, Panama Rocks Scenic Park
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Panama Rocks Scenic Park ©
Panama Rocks Scenic Park
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play
Niagara Power Project Visitors Center ©
Niagara Power Project Visitors Center

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will enjoy The Art Institute of Chicago and Lincoln Park Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: Saint Joseph (Silver Beach Carousel & Whirlpool Compass Fountain). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and get in on the family fun at Fox in a Box Chicago.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chicago road trip planning website.

Fly from Niagara Falls to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
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Fox in a Box Chicago ©
Fox in a Box Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

4
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chicago to Washington DC by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in July: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 37°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

5
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City road trip planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. July in New York City sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

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