30 days in United States, Kitchener & Niagara Falls Itinerary

30 days in United States, Kitchener & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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30 days in United States, Kitchener & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  9​h 30​min
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Chicago, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Saint Louis, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
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Memphis, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Nashville, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
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Louisville, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Crawfordsville, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
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Allendale, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
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Mackinaw City, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
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Port Huron, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
10
Kitchener, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
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Scranton, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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New York City, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Millennium Park, Chicago Riverwalk, The Magnificent Mile, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Millennium Park, then browse the different shops at Harlem Irving Plaza Mall, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, and finally admire the striking features of Tribune Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail, take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier, then take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Chicago Gangsters and Ghosts Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Chicago is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Harlem Irving Plaza Mall
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Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
Harlem Irving Plaza Mall ©
Harlem Irving Plaza Mall

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Saint Louis, United States

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Washington University in St. Louis, take in the exciting artwork at Missouri Artists on Main Gallery, then steep yourself in history at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, and finally see the interesting displays at Kemp Auto Museum. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, see the interesting displays at Inside the Economy Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Westward Expansion, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of St. Joseph, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Saint Louis online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chicago in July, you will find days in Saint Louis are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Memphis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Saint Charles
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Kemp Auto Museum ©
Kemp Auto Museum
Soldiers Memorial Military Museum ©
Soldiers Memorial Military Museum

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Memphis, United States

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, Graceland and Beale Street. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Pillow State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Graceland, have some family-friendly fun at Sun Studio, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, see the interesting displays at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and finally examine the collection at Beale Street Blues Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Memphis tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Saint Louis to Memphis by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Memphis, with lows of 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Fri) before leaving for Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fort Pillow State Park
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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Fort Pillow State Park ©
Fort Pillow State Park

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Nashville, United States

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Prichard's Distillery at Fontanel, cruise along Natchez Trace Parkway, then stroll through Stones River Greenway, and finally take an in-depth tour of McLemore House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Cannonsburgh Village, take in the history at Lotz House Museum, view the masterpieces at Gallery 202, walk around Shelby Bottoms Greenway, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smith Creek Moonshine, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Opry Mills.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Nashville are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Franklin, Murfreesboro
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Opry Mills ©
Opry Mills
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
McLemore House ©
McLemore House

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Louisville, United States

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 12th (Sun), make a trip to Muhammad Ali Boyhood Home, do a tasting at Taste Fine Wines & Bourbons, have some family-friendly fun at Bluegrass Karting & Events, then stroll the grounds of Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Uptown Art, browse for treasures at The Crazy Daisy Antique Mall, examine the collection at Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind, then take a stroll through Frankfort Ave, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Louisville trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Louisville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Crawfordsville.

Things to do in Louisville

Shopping Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Uptown Art ©
Uptown Art
21c Museum Hotel ©
21c Museum Hotel
Cathedral of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of the Assumption

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Crawfordsville, United States

Crawfordsville ©
Crawfordsville is a city in Union Township, Montgomery County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the long history of General Lew Wallace Study & Museum, browse for treasures at Cabbages & Kings, examine the collection at Ropkey Armor Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Lane Place, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Shades State Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Crawfordsville tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Louisville to Crawfordsville in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Louisville in July, with highs in Crawfordsville at 32°C and lows at 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for Allendale.

Things to do in Crawfordsville

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shades State Park
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Ropkey Armor Museum ©
Ropkey Armor Museum
General Lew Wallace Study & Museum ©
General Lew Wallace Study & Museum
Shades State Park ©
Shades State Park

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Allendale, United States

Allendale ©
Allendale is a census-designated place (CDP) in Ottawa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Muskegon Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of USS LST 393, then get engrossed in the history at Michigan's Heritage Park at Hilt's Landing, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Window on the Waterfront. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront activity at Lighthouse Connector Park, take an in-depth tour of Muskegon Heritage Museum, steep yourself in history at Hackley and Hume Historic Site, look for gifts at Holland Peanut Store, then browse the fresh offerings at Holland Farmers Market, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Trail Point Brewing Company.

Plan a Allendale trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Crawfordsville to Allendale in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Allendale can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Allendale

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muskegon, Holland, Lighthouse Connector Park, Michigan's Heritage Park at Hilt's Landing
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Muskegon Museum of Art ©
Muskegon Museum of Art
Muskegon Heritage Museum ©
Muskegon Heritage Museum

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Mackinaw City, United States

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and Headlands International Dark Sky Park. Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc. and Call of the Wild Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Mackinaw City to go to Indian River and see Cross In The Woods National Shrine, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, have fun and explore at House of Glass, learn about winemaking at Mackinac Island Winery, and stroll through North Central State Trail.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mackinaw City visit planning website .

Traveling by car from Allendale to Mackinaw City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Allendale in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mackinaw City: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Huron.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Cross In The Woods National Shrine, Call of the Wild Museum, Straits State Park
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Headlands International Dark Sky Park ©

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Port Huron, United States

Port Huron ©
Port Huron is a city in the U.S. On the 20th (Mon), walk around Marysville City Park, stroll around Pine Grove Park, then contemplate the long history of St. Clair Tunnel, and finally step aboard USCGC Bramble.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Huron vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Mackinaw City to Port Huron takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Mackinaw City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Port Huron, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 16°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kitchener.

Things to do in Port Huron

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marysville City Park
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Pine Grove Park ©
Pine Grove Park
St. Clair Tunnel ©
St. Clair Tunnel
USCGC Bramble ©
USCGC Bramble

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Kitchener, Canada

Kitchener ©
Together with neighboring Cambridge and Waterloo, Kitchener forms the densely populated Tri-Cities metropolitan area boasting a varied dining scene and many historical sites.
Get outdoors at Elora Cataract Trailway and Rockway Golf Course. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Mary Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows Church and McCrae House. Venture out of the city with trips to shane norrie contemporary (in Stratford), Jet Aircraft Museum (in London) and Woodstock Art Gallery (in Woodstock). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Historic St. Paul's Lutheran Church, steep yourself in history at Woodside National Historic Site, explore the galleries of Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, and putt your heart out at Golfplay.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kitchener online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Port Huron to Kitchener by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kitchener can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Fri) before leaving for Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Kitchener

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Guelph, Jet Aircraft Museum, shane norrie contemporary, Kitchen Kuttings, Elora Cataract Trailway
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Historic St. Paul's Lutheran Church ©
Jet Aircraft Museum ©
Jet Aircraft Museum
Woodstock Art Gallery ©
Woodstock Art Gallery

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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.
Head to Maple Leaf Place and Irene MacKenzie at On the Lake Watercoloursfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at The Friendship Trail and Heartland Forest. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at The Ice House Winery, experience rural life at Walker's Country Market, contemplate the long history of Queenston Heights Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cham Shan Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls travel tool .

Traveling by car from Kitchener to Niagara Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kitchener in July, Niagara Falls is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for Scranton.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Niagara-on-the-Lake, The Friendship Trail
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
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Queenston Heights Park ©
Queenston Heights Park
The Ice House Winery ©
The Ice House Winery
Laura Secord Homestead ©
Laura Secord Homestead

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Scranton, United States

Scranton ©
Scranton is the sixth-largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania behind Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie and Reading. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Archbald Pothole State Park and then gain insight at University of Scranton.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Scranton trip maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Niagara Falls to Scranton. July in Scranton sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for New York City.

Things to do in Scranton

Parks Shopping Trails

Side Trips

Archbald Pothole State Park, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates
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Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den ©
Gertrude Hawk Chocolates ©
Gertrude Hawk Chocolates
Archbald Pothole State Park ©
Archbald Pothole State Park

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Silverball Pinball Museum and The Morgan Library & Museum. Appreciate the collections at Boscobel House and Gardens and Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Belmar Beach (in Belmar), Historic Huguenot Street (in New Paltz) and Adams Fairacre Farms (in Wappingers Falls). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Grove Beach, pause for some photo ops at Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial, get curious at Gulliver's Gate, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City journey planner.

You can drive from Scranton to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Scranton in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Historic Huguenot Street, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, Boscobel House and Gardens, Adams Fairacre Farms, Belmar Beach
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Boscobel House and Gardens ©
Boscobel House and Gardens
Silverball Pinball Museum ©
Silverball Pinball Museum
Historic Huguenot Street ©
Historic Huguenot Street

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