22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Krakow
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h
8
Atlanta
— 2 nights
9
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
11
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
train + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Krakow

1
night
New York City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at American Folk Art Museum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New York City visit planning tool .

Krakow, Poland to New York City is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Krakow to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Krakow in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:
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American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
SoHo ©
SoHo

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 27th (Tue), stop by Olive Lucy, steep yourself in history at Deshler-Morris House, take in the views from Delaware Memorial Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and finally steep yourself in history at Frenchtown Railroad Ticket Office. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, explore and take pictures at Citizens Bank Park, and then steep yourself in history at Independence National Historical Park.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Frenchtown Railroad Ticket Office, Olive Lucy, The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Delaware Memorial Bridge, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:
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Independence National Historical Park ©
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
Frenchtown Railroad Ticket Office ©
Frenchtown Railroad Ticket Office

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nights
Washington DC

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery, then explore the galleries of George Washington's Mount Vernon, then admire all the interesting features of National Mall, and finally pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Phillips Collection, appreciate the history behind Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, contemplate the long history of Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, then hike along Indian Head Rail Trail, and finally look for gifts at Peeps and Company.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Alexandria, U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, Indian Head Rail Trail, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Peeps and Company
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:
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George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon
National Mall ©
National Mall
The Phillips Collection ©
The Phillips Collection

2
nights
Virginia Beach

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 31st (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at First Landing State Park, admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Norwegian Lady Statue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, then learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, and finally look for gifts at Virginia Beach Firefighters Store.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Virginia Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. August in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Chrysler Museum of Art
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:
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First Landing State Park ©
First Landing State Park
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

2
nights
Orlando

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): browse the different shops at The Florida Mall, get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Orlando, and then play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Virginia Beach to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Virginia Beach in September: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 37°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors Theme Parks Golf
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park ©

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Step out of the city life by going to Everglades National Park and Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fishing Charters & Tours and Lock & Load Miami. Go for a jaunt from Miami to Boca Raton to see FAU Stadium about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Miami Beach Boardwalk, stroll around Collins Park, and examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Miami vacation planner .

You can fly from Orlando to Miami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, FAU Stadium
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Everglades National Park ©
Everglades National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

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night
New Orleans

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): put a fun spin on your tour with Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church, and finally examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Miami in September, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 33°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Tours Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World ©
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church

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nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at College Football Hall of Fame, take an in-depth tour of Jimmy Carter Library & Museum, then examine the collection at High Museum of Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atlanta First United Methodist Church. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Carter Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Old South.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Atlanta trip site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from New Orleans to Atlanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Atlanta when traveling from New Orleans in September, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Old South
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Jimmy Carter Library & Museum ©
Jimmy Carter Library & Museum
College Football Hall of Fame ©
College Football Hall of Fame
High Museum of Art ©
High Museum of Art

2
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 10th (Tue), explore the engaging exhibits at The Children's Museum of Memphis, then browse the exhibits of Mud Island, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, look for gifts at Memphis Music, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then browse the exhibits of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then examine the collection at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Memphis travel route builder tool .

Getting from Atlanta to Memphis by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, then contemplate the long history of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baha'i House of Worship, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of the Christ's Passion, learn about all things military at Cantigny Park, then stroll around Milton Lee Olive Park, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago route builder tool .

You can fly from Memphis to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Memphis in September: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Oak Park, Shrine of the Christ's Passion, Cantigny Park, Baha'i House of Worship
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Niagara Falls Discovery Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Niagara Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Niagara Falls is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in September, Niagara Falls is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls Discovery Center ©
Niagara Falls Discovery Center

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