13 days in North America Itinerary

13 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North America tour planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

13 days in North America Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Brooklyn
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
5
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Boston
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
7
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Manila, Luzon

1
day
New York City

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.
To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online route planner .

Manila, Philippines to New York City is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Philippines Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -13 hour difference. Traveling from Manila in December, expect New York City to be much colder, temps between 10°C and 2°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Nightlife Parks Tours
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): walk around Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. On the next day, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and then enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Chicago online itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get little chillier in Chicago: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then ponder the world of politics at White House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Washington DC vacation planning tool .

Getting from Chicago to Washington DC by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Brooklyn.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

few
hours
Brooklyn

Brooklyn ©
Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
On the 26th (Thu), look for gifts at The Travel Store and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bronx Zoo.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brooklyn trip planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Brooklyn by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
The Travel Store ©
The Travel Store

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
On the 26th (Thu), admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary app .

New York City is just a short distance from Brooklyn. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Rockefeller Center ©
Rockefeller Center

1
night
Boston

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts and then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Boston holiday maker website .

Getting from New York City to Boston by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Boston hover around 7°C and lows are around 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
USS Constitution Museum ©
USS Constitution Museum

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Niagara Falls vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Boston in December, things will get a bit cooler in Niagara Falls: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. On the 30th (Mon), you're off toNew York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take a stroll through Times Square and then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the New York City travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in December, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

Similar Plans

60 days in North America, Central America & South America BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in North America BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in Egypt & North America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 26 days in Egypt & North America BY A USER FROM EGYPT November, culture, outdoors, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in North America, Central America & South America BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in North America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 37 days in North America BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 36 days in North America BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in North America BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in North America BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in North America BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in North America BY A USER FROM MALTA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans