24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Flemington
Drive:  4​h
1
Ithaca
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Niagara Falls
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Lansing
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Madison
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Columbus
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Washington DC
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
8
Baltimore
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Flemington

6
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fenimore Art Museum and Seward House Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Farmers' Museum and Harriet Tubman Home. Change things up with these side-trips from Ithaca: Skaneateles Lake (in Skaneateles), Leonard Harrison State Park (in Wellsboro) and Corning (The Corning Museum of Glass, The Rockwell Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Glenn H Curtiss Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Earth, immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, and experience rural life at Lively Run Goat Dairy.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ithaca trip generator.

Flemington to Ithaca is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Flemington in August, expect Ithaca to be a bit cooler, temps between 77°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Ithaca

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Corning, Cooperstown, Auburn, Watkins Glen State Park, Leonard Harrison State Park
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Fenimore Art Museum ©
Fenimore Art Museum
Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum
The Farmers' Museum ©
The Farmers' Museum

few
hours
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex and then explore the activities along Niagara Falls.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Ithaca to Niagara Falls takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Lansing.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

1
night
Lansing

Lansing ©
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): meet the residents at Potter Park Zoo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lansing travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Lansing in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Lansing sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Madison.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Potter Park Zoo ©
Potter Park Zoo

5
nights
Madison

Madison ©
Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Zipline and Noah's Ark Water Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Witches Gulch and Old World Wisconsin. Venture out of the city with trips to Wisconsin Dells (Laser Warfare, H. H. Bennett Studio, & more) and International Crane Foundation (in Baraboo). There's more to do: examine the collection at National Mustard Museum and stroll through Madison Children's Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Madison sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Lansing to Madison in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Madison can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Madison

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wisconsin Dells, International Crane Foundation, Old World Wisconsin, National Mustard Museum
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Noah's Ark Water Park ©
Noah's Ark Water Park
Zipline
National Mustard Museum ©
National Mustard Museum

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cool off at Six Flags Great America.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Madison to Chicago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Madison in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chicago, with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Chicago

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Six Flags Great America
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Six Flags Great America ©
Six Flags Great America

2
nights
Columbus

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Ohio History Connection, and then get curious at Center of Science and Industry (COSI). On your second day here, examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Columbus holiday planner.

Getting from Chicago to Columbus by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Columbus is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Columbus can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Zipline
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Zipline
Ohio History Center ©
Ohio History Center

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Museum of the Marine Corps and Manassas National Battlefield. Let the collections at National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum capture your imagination. Step out of Washington DC to go to Solomons and see Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC holiday planner.

You can fly from Columbus to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Columbus in August, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manassas National Battlefield Park, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Arlington National Cemetery, Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse
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4
nights
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Popular historic sites such as Gettysburg National Cemetery and Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and Victorian Photography Studio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baltimore: 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse (in St. Michaels), Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, Gettysburg National Military Park, & more) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Air Mobility Command Museum and meet the residents at National Aquarium.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Baltimore trip itinerary planner.

Baltimore is very close to Washington DC. In August in Baltimore, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg, St. Michaels, Longwood Gardens, Air Mobility Command Museum
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Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum
Air Mobility Command Museum ©
Air Mobility Command Museum

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