24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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Ithaca
— 6 nights
2
Niagara Falls
— Few hours
3
Lansing
— 1 night
4
Madison
— 5 nights
5
Chicago
— 2 nights
6
Columbus
— 2 nights
7
Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Baltimore
— 4 nights

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Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Your inner history buff will appreciate Seward House Museum and Harriet Tubman Home. Bring the kids along to Leonard Harrison State Park and The Rockwell Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Ithaca side-trips: Cooperstown (Fenimore Art Museum & The Farmers' Museum), Corning (Corning Museum of Glass, West End Gallery, &more) and Skaneateles Lake (in Skaneateles). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, relax in the rural setting at Lively Run Dairy, admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, and learn about winemaking at Ports of New York Winery.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ithaca itinerary builder.

Flemington to Ithaca is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Flemington in August; daily highs in Ithaca reach 78°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Ithaca

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Corning, Cooperstown, Auburn, Watkins Glen State Park, Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
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Fenimore Art Museum ©
Fenimore Art Museum
Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum
The Farmers' Museum ©
The Farmers' Museum

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls travel route site.

Traveling by car from Ithaca to Niagara Falls takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lansing.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House

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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.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lansing road trip planning site.

Drive from Niagara Falls to Lansing in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Madison.

Things to do in Lansing

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Potter Park Zoo ©
Potter Park Zoo

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Madison

Madison ©
Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Noah's Ark Water Park and Zipline. Popular historic sites such as Old World Wisconsin and H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum are in your itinerary. Explore Madison's surroundings by going to Wisconsin Dells (Witches Gulch, Laser Warfare, &more) and International Crane Foundation (in Baraboo). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Mustard Museum and explore the engaging exhibits at Madison Children's Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Madison trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Lansing to Madison in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lansing to Madison is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Madison are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 17th (Thu), walk around Millennium Park. Keep things going the next day: cool off at Six Flags Great America.

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Traveling by car from Madison to Chicago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Madison in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Chicago. Cap off 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
Six Flags Great America ©
Six Flags Great America
Crown Fountain ©
Crown Fountain

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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): take in nature's colorful creations at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Ohio History Center, and then engage your brain at Center of Science and Industry (COSI). Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Columbus trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Columbus in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and 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) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zipline
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Zipline
Center of Science and Industry (COSI) ©
Center of Science and Industry (COSI)

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of the Marine Corps and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Manassas National Battlefield Park and National Gallery of Art. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse in Solomons, approximately Solomons away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Washington DC travel planner.

Fly from Columbus to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Columbus in August, Washington DC is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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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.
Kids will enjoy Gettysburg National Cemetery and Air Mobility Command Museum. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and Shriver House Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Baltimore's surroundings by going to 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse (in St. Michaels), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Aquarium.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Baltimore tour site.

You can drive from Washington DC to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Baltimore are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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

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