23 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

23 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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New York City, United States
— 3 nights
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Washington DC, United States
— 2 nights
Fly to Buffalo, Bus to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls, Canada
— 2 nights
Bus to Buffalo, Fly to Minneapolis
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Minneapolis, United States
— 2 nights
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Badlands National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 3 nights
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Seattle, United States
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park, United States
— 1 night
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San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 3 nights
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New York City, United States

— 3 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: go for a walk through Central Park, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, walk around The High Line, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City sightseeing planning tool.

Nuremberg, Germany to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Nuremberg in July, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Washington DC, United States

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Washington DC driving holiday planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Niagara Falls, Canada

— 2 nights
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Horseshoe Falls, admire all the interesting features of Niagara Falls Canada, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of White Water Walk, then explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, and then take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls road trip planning website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, Niagara Falls is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Minneapolis, United States

— 2 nights

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mill Ruins Park, then explore the activities along Chain of Lakes, then explore the activities along Lake of the Isles, and finally cruise along Grand Rounds Scenic Byway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): walk around Boom Island Park, see the interesting displays at Northern Clay Center, then admire the landmark architecture of Lake Harriet Park, and finally examine the collection at Como-Harriet Streetcar Line.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Minneapolis vacation maker app.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Minneapolis by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Niagara Falls to Minneapolis is minus 1 hour. In July in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Badlands National Park, United States

— 2 nights
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at White River Valley Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Loop Road, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Badlands National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Badlands National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Minneapolis, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Badlands National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park, United States

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, and identify plant and animal life at Mount Washburn.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Badlands National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Seattle, United States

— 1 night

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 17th (Sat), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Glacier National Park, United States

— 1 night

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and finally stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Glacier National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Glacier National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

San Francisco, United States

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll through Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning app.

Fly from Glacier National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Yosemite National Park, United States

— 3 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, cruise along Tioga Pass, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.