13 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

13 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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13 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Washington DC, United States
— 2 nights
2
Philadelphia, United States
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
4
Boston, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Montreal, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
6
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 1 night
train + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Houston, United States

2
nights
Washington DC, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get advice or help at Library of Congress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner .

Houston to Washington DC is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Houston to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Houston in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Washington DC, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Chanticleer, walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia travel planner .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Chanticleer
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Chanticleer ©
Chanticleer
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

4
nights
New York City, United States

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
Boston, United States

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 18th (Thu), appreciate the history behind New England Holocaust Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and then explore and take pictures at Fenway Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Boston trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 67°F in Boston. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Boston

Museums
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
New England Holocaust Memorial ©
New England Holocaust Memorial

2
nights
Montreal, Canada

Montreal ©
Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
On the 19th (Fri), make a trip to Notre-Dame Basilica, then examine the collection at Pointe-a-Calliere Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Place d'Armes, then admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, and then explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Montreal trip planner.

Fly from Boston to Montreal in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Boston in July: highs in Montreal hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden

1
night
Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls ©
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.
On the 21st (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of White Water Walk, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Horseshoe Falls and then take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Montreal to Niagara Falls takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls

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