15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday builder
Make it your trip
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Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly
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Buffalo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights

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Washington DC — 6 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.
Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Old Town. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Baltimore to see Sagamore Spirit Distillery about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and sample some tasty brews at City Brew Tours DC.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Washington DC online road trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Joint Base Andrews. In December in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Buffalo.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 27:

Buffalo — 3 nights

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Visit Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica and St Joseph's Cathedral for their historical value. Take a break from Buffalo with a short trip to The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, make a trip to Canalside, explore the world behind art at Buffalo AKG Art Museum, and stroll around Patriots and Heroes Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Buffalo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Buffalo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in December; daily highs in Buffalo reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. You will leave for Niagara Falls on the 30th (Fri).
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Tours
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Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Niagara Falls — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Niagara, and then try to win big at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Of The National Shrine Of Our Lady Of Fatima, admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, and then get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls online trip planner.

Niagara Falls is very close to Buffalo. In December, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly to New York City.
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Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

New York City — 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Times Square, get great views at Top of the Rock, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. You will leave for home on the 4th (Wed).
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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