52 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

52 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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Buffalo, United States
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Niagara Falls, United States
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Ithaca, United States
— 3 nights
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Niagara Falls, Canada
— 2 nights
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Buffalo, United States
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Salt Lake City, United States
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Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 4 nights
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Salt Lake City, United States
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San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 4 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, United States
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Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
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San Diego, United States
— 4 nights
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Orlando, United States
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Washington DC, United States
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New York City, United States
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Ithaca, United States
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Buffalo, United States

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Buffalo online trip maker.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Buffalo is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Buffalo, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in June, with highs in Buffalo at 28°C and lows at 17°C. On the 18th (Tue), you'll travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nightlife
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:

Niagara Falls, United States

— 4 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Get a sense of the local culture at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center and Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cave of the Winds and Niagara Falls. The adventure continues: get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, see the interesting displays at Niagara Falls Discovery Center, make a trip to Old Fort Niagara, and try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder tool.

Niagara Falls is just a stone's throw from Buffalo. In June, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ithaca.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:

Ithaca, United States

— 3 nights
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Take a break from the city and head to Stewart Park and Robert Treman State Park. Kids will enjoy Buttermilk Falls State Park and Cayuga Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Ithaca side-trips: Boundary Breaks Winery (in Lodi) and GAEL Brewing Company (in Geneva). There's more to do: deepen your understanding at Cornell University and snap pictures at Suspension Bridge.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ithaca trip maker.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Ithaca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Ithaca sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:

Niagara Falls, Canada

— 2 nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Edward Spera Gallery and The Niagara Image Gallery. Visiting Niagara Falls Canada and Horseshoe Falls will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of White Water Walk, see the interesting displays at Niagara Apothecary Museum, try to win big at Niagara Fallsview Casino, and take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls journey planner.

Drive from Ithaca to Niagara Falls in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Buffalo.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Museums · Casinos

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Buffalo, United States

— 1 night

Queen City

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Buffalo online route planner.

Buffalo is just a short distance from Niagara Falls. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:
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Salt Lake City, United States

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Buffalo to Salt Lake City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buffalo in June: highs in Salt Lake City hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 19°C. On the 28th (Fri), you're off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

Yellowstone National Park, United States

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, stop by Fishing Bridge General Store, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, and explore the striking landscape of Mount Washburn.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park vacation builder site.

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:

Salt Lake City, United States

Crossroads of the West

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect Salt Lake City to be warmer, temps between 41°C and 24°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

San Francisco, United States

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Family-friendly places like Fisherman's Wharf and Musee Mecanique will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Exploratorium, wander the streets of Union Square, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

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

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to San Francisco. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:

Yosemite National Park, United States

— 4 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kids will enjoy Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Get in touch with nature at Mariposa Grove and Ansel Adams Gallery. The adventure continues: trek along Panorama Trail, stroll through Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy and then trek along Moro Rock Trail. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park and then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 43°C and lows at 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Los Angeles, United States

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get a sense of the local culture at Montana Avenue and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Get in touch with nature at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Third Street Promenade, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 12th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and get a taste of the local shopping with Hollywood Farmers' Market.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles driving holiday app.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:

San Diego, United States

— 4 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Midway Museum and Point Loma. Visiting La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will get you outdoors. Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Marston House Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Embarcadero, and appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly to Orlando.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:

Orlando, United States

— 6 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Bring the kids along to Happily Ever After Fireworks and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 23rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 25th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's still lots to do: discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, stop by MacroBaby, and find something for the whole family at Discovery Cove.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Orlando road trip site.

You can fly from San Diego to Orlando in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to Orlando. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 27:

Washington DC, United States

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Georgetown University and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

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

Getting from Orlando to Washington DC by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Statue of Liberty National Monument. Get a sense of the local culture at Times Square and Seaport District NYC. Bring the kids along to Central Park and Bronx Zoo. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, admire the natural beauty at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and explore the galleries of Rose Center for Earth and Space.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our New York City sightseeing planner.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Ithaca.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Ithaca, United States

— 5 nights
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gallery 54 and Museum of the Earth. Get in touch with nature at Watkins Glen State Park and Ithaca Waterfalls. Get out of town with these interesting Ithaca side-trips: Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil), Cortland Rural Cemetery (in Cortland) and Havana Glen Park (in Montour Falls). Explore Ithaca further: immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Destiny USA, and try to win big at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ithaca trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from New York City to Ithaca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, Ithaca is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Buffalo.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 7:

Buffalo, United States

Queen City

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Buffalo route planner.

You can drive from Ithaca to Buffalo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ithaca in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Buffalo, with lows of 19°C. On the 7th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nightlife
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

United States travel guide

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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.