22 days in United States, Niagara Falls & Toronto Itinerary

22 days in United States, Niagara Falls & Toronto Itinerary

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22 days in United States, Niagara Falls & Toronto Itinerary

Start: Des Moines, United States
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
1
Niagara Falls, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
2
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h
3
Boston, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
4
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Philadelphia, United States
— 1 night
6
Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  5​h 30​min
7
Provincetown, United States
— 2 nights
8
Toronto, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Des Moines, United States

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Niagara Falls, United States

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Niagara, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then get a taste of the local shopping with Walden Galleria Mall, and then revel in the low prices at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls road trip app .

Des Moines to Niagara Falls is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Des Moines to Niagara Falls is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Des Moines in June: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 77°F and lows are around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Walden Galleria Mall, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
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Aquarium of Niagara ©
Aquarium of Niagara
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Journey Behind the Falls, then get to know the fascinating history of White Water Walk, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls road trip planning app .

Niagara Falls is just a stone's throw from Niagara Falls. In June, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Trails
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
White Water Walk ©
White Water Walk

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Boston, United States

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.
On the 30th (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and then admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Boston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Boston are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

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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.
Bring the kids along to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Visit 9/11 Memorial and Tiles For America for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach (in Stony Brook), Point Lookout Beach (in Point Lookout) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach, Point Lookout Beach
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and finally ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall. On the next day, stroll through Kelly Drive, take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip planning website .

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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nights
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.
National Air and Space Museum and Antietam National Battlefield are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at National Zoological Park and Tidal Basin. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Washington DC holiday builder site .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Antietam National Battlefield
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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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nights
Provincetown, United States

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Herring Cove Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Charles-Baltivik Gallery and Sculpture Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Shining Sea Bikeway, then admire the masterpieces at Highfield Hall & Gardens, and then see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Provincetown vacation builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Washington DC to Provincetown takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Provincetown at 79°F and lows at 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Falmouth, Heritage Museums & Gardens
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Shining Sea Bikeway ©
Shining Sea Bikeway

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nights
Toronto, Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael's Cathedral Basilica.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Toronto journey tool .

Fly from Provincetown to Toronto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Wildlife Outdoors Museums
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

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