16 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

16 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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Detroit, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Niagara Falls, Canada
— 1 night
Drive
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Toronto, Canada
— 2 nights
Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Gatineau
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Gatineau, Canada
— 1 night
Taxi
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Ottawa, Canada
— 1 night
Fly
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Detroit, United States
— 1 night
Fly
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New York City, United States
— 3 nights
Train
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Philadelphia, United States
— 1 night
Train
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Washington DC, United States
— 2 nights
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New York City, United States
— 2 nights
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Detroit, United States

— 1 night

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 18th (Mon), examine the collection at Greenfield Village, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and then pause for some photo ops at Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Monument.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Detroit day trip planning website.

Dakar, Senegal to Detroit is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Dakar to Detroit, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dakar in October, things will get cooler in Detroit: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Detroit

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:

Niagara Falls, Canada

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Horseshoe Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Detroit to Niagara Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. October in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:

Toronto, Canada

— 2 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District, enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, and then don't miss a visit to Harbourfront Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum and then explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma.

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Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Toronto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Toronto are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Gatineau.

Things to do in Toronto

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:

Gatineau, Canada

— 1 night
Facing off across the Ottawa River with the nation's capital, Gatineau represents a slice of French Canadian influence in the National Capital Region.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): head outdoors with Altitude Gym, trek along Gatineau Park, and then contemplate the long history of Mackenzie King Estate.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gatineau vacation app.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Gatineau in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Toronto in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 6°C in Gatineau. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Ottawa.

Things to do in Gatineau

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:

Ottawa, Canada

— 1 night

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, and then wander the streets of ByWard Market.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ottawa travel itinerary planner.

Ottawa is just a short distance from Gatineau. In October, daytime highs in Ottawa are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly to Detroit.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:

Detroit, United States

— 1 night

The Motor City

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, then browse the exhibits of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, and then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts.

To find out how to plan a trip to Detroit, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ottawa to Detroit by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ottawa in October, things will get a bit warmer in Detroit: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Detroit

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Detroit to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Detroit in October, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:

Philadelphia, United States

— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally walk around Wissahickon Valley Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia attractions planning tool.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

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.
On the 29th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, then get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and finally learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

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New York City, United States

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): examine the collection at New York Public Library, take a stroll through Times Square, then don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New York City planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Canada travel guide

4.6
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.