21 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

21 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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21 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Start: Budapest, Hungary
Fly + Train:  14​h
1
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h
2
Chicago, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Norfolk, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Virginia Beach, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Shenandoah National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
7
Philadelphia, United States
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
8
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h
9
Boston, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Budapest, Hungary

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, appreciate the history behind Clifton Hill War Memorial, then take in the dramatic scenery at Horseshoe Falls, and finally explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls road trip planning website .

Budapest, Hungary to Niagara Falls is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In August, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls

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Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 12th (Wed), get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then make a trip to Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, then admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Chicago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Chicago. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Norfolk.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
Norfolk, United States

Norfolk ©
Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, then step aboard Battleship Wisconsin, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Norfolk Botanical Garden.

Make your Norfolk itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Chicago to Norfolk in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In August in Norfolk, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Norfolk

Museums Parks
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Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art
Battleship Wisconsin ©
Battleship Wisconsin
Norfolk Botanical Garden ©
Norfolk Botanical Garden

1
night
Virginia Beach, United States

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, then sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, and finally take in the pleasant sights at King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip builder .

Virginia Beach is very close to Norfolk. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

1
night
Shenandoah National Park, United States

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 16th (Sun), trek along Appalachian Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Rag Mountain Hike.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Shenandoah National Park online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Shenandoah National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Virginia Beach in August, Shenandoah National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Appalachian Trail ©
Appalachian Trail

3
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Washington DC tour itinerary builder site .

Drive from Shenandoah National Park to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and subway. Traveling from Shenandoah National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 20th (Thu), admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens and then walk around Wissahickon Valley Park. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Chanticleer, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Chanticleer
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Chanticleer ©
Chanticleer
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
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, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our 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 August in New York City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can 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

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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.
Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Plymouth (Jenney Museum & Plymouth Rock), Sandwich (Heritage Museums & Gardens & Sandwich Glass Museum) and Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and contemplate the long history of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Boston tour itinerary app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Boston. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sandwich, Plymouth, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Marginal Way Walkway, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum

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