17 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

17 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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Start: Springfield, United States
Fly + Drive:  9 h 15 min
1
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Boston, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Philadelphia, United States
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Springfield, United States

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Niagara Falls Canada and Horseshoe Falls. Do your shopping at Irene MacKenzie at On the Lake Watercolours and BeauChapeau Hat Shop. Step out of Niagara Falls to go to Paris and see Grand River Rafting Company, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Conservatory, get to know the fascinating history of White Water Walk, admire all the interesting features of Niagara River Recreation Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls vacation maker app.

Springfield, USA to Niagara Falls is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Springfield to Niagara Falls due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Springfield in June; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 77°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Grand River Rafting Company
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Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Horseshoe Falls
Horseshoe Falls

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Boston, United States

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Walden Pond State Reservation. We've included these beaches for you: Craigville Beach and Niles Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum (in Hyannis), Heritage Museums & Gardens (in Sandwich) and Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, walk around Rose Kennedy Greenway, and steep yourself in history at The Paul Revere House.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Boston online trip planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Boston by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Boston are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gloucester, John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, Walden Pond State Reservation, Heritage Museums & Gardens, Craigville Beach
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Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 9/11 Memorial and Fifth Avenue. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Times Square and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Go for a jaunt from New York City to College Point to see Norwood Museum about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and contemplate the long history of Ellis Island.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our New York City day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Boston to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Norwood Museum
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kids will enjoy Rittenhouse Square and Reading Terminal Market. Get some historical perspective at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence Hall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford) and Chester Valley Trail (in Exton). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, trek along Schuylkill River Trail, wander the streets of Society Hill, and see the interesting displays at Benjamin Franklin Museum.

Discover how to plan a Philadelphia trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brandywine River Museum of Art, The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Chester Valley Trail
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Rittenhouse Square ©
Rittenhouse Square
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Washington DC, United States

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 get to explore National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Family-friendly places like Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and deepen your understanding at Georgetown University.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC holiday planner.

Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

National Museum of the Marine Corps
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National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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