24 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

24 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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Start: Hilliard, United States
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Hilliard, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 30 min
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Detroit, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
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Sarnia, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
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Goderich, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
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Owen Sound, Canada
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h
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Hamilton, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
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Auburn, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Boston, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
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Greenwich, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
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Philadelphia, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Emmaus, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
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Gettysburg, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
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Washington DC, United States
— 5 nights
Drive:  7 h
End: Hilliard, United States

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Hilliard, United States

Hilliard
Hilliard is a city in Franklin County, Ohio, United States. To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hilliard attractions planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are John Glenn Columbus International Airport, Rickenbacker International Airport and James M Cox Dayton International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Hilliard are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. You'll set off for Detroit on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Hilliard

Parks Outdoors Nightlife
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Detroit, United States

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory as well as Detroit Historical Museum. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Motown Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Detroit Historical Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St. Mary's Church.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Detroit road trip planner.

Drive from Hilliard to Detroit in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Sarnia.

Things to do in Detroit

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum
Detroit Historical Museum ©
Detroit Historical Museum
Old St. Mary's Church ©
Old St. Mary's Church

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Sarnia, Canada

Sarnia ©
Sarnia is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, and had a 2016 population of 71,594. On the 8th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at Oil Museum of Canada, stroll around Canatara Park, then explore the galleries of Artopia Gallery & Framing, and finally see the interesting displays at Stones 'N Bones Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarnia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Detroit to Sarnia takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Detroit in May, Sarnia is little chillier at night with lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Goderich.

Things to do in Sarnia

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Oil Museum of Canada, Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Area
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Stones 'N Bones Museum ©
Stones 'N Bones Museum
Oil Museum of Canada ©
Oil Museum of Canada
Artopia Gallery & Framing ©
Artopia Gallery & Framing

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Goderich, Canada

Goderich ©
Goderich is a town in the Canadian province of Ontario and is the county seat of Huron County. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Uncle Tom's Cabin and then visit a coastal fixture at Point Clark Lighthouse.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Goderich trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sarnia to Goderich in 2 hours. Traveling from Sarnia in May, you will find days in Goderich are a bit cooler (63°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (45°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Owen Sound.

Things to do in Goderich

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uncle Tom's Cabin, Point Clark Lighthouse
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Point Clark Lighthouse ©
Point Clark Lighthouse
Uncle Tom's Cabin ©
Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Owen Sound, Canada

Owen Sound ©
Owen Sound, the county seat of Grey County, is a city in the northern area of Southwestern Ontario, Canada. You've now added Jones Falls to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Inglis Falls, admire the sheer force of Jones Falls, stroll around Sarawak Family Park, then hike along Indian Falls Conservation Area, and finally see the interesting displays at Owen Sound Marine-Rail Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Owen Sound online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Goderich to Owen Sound takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Owen Sound can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hamilton.

Things to do in Owen Sound

Parks Nature Museums
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Indian Falls Conservation Area ©
Indian Falls Conservation Area
Owen Sound Marine-Rail Museum ©
Owen Sound Marine-Rail Museum
Inglis Falls ©
Inglis Falls

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Hamilton, Canada

Hamilton ©
As a major hub of Canada's steel industry, Hamilton remains off the radar for most tourists, though it hosts a slew of vibrant autumn fairs and provides an ideal stop on the way to Niagara Falls.
You've added Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery, Leaning Post Wines, Tiffany Falls Conservation Area, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): trek along Sherman Falls.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Hamilton trip planner.

Getting from Owen Sound to Hamilton by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Auburn.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks Nature Wineries
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Billy Green Falls ©
Billy Green Falls
Tiffany Falls Conservation Area ©
Tiffany Falls Conservation Area
Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery ©
Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery

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Auburn, United States

Auburn ©
Auburn is a city in Cayuga County, New York, United States, located at the north end of Owasco Lake, one of the Finger Lakes, in Central New York. On the 12th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Ward W. O'Hara Agricultural Museum, then steep yourself in history at Seward House Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Erie Canal Heritage Park at Port Byron.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Auburn online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hamilton to Auburn in 3.5 hours. May in Auburn sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Auburn

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Erie Canal Heritage Park at Port Byron
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Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum
Erie Canal Heritage Park at Port Byron ©
Erie Canal Heritage Park at Port Byron
Ward W. O'Hara Agricultural Museum ©
Ward W. O'Hara Agricultural Museum

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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.
You've added New England Holocaust Memorial, The Paul Revere House, Bunker Hill Monument, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 13th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at The Mapparium, ponder the world of politics at Massachusetts State House, take a stroll through Beacon Hill, steep yourself in history at The Paul Revere House, then pause for some photo ops at Bunker Hill Monument, and finally explore the galleries of New England Holocaust Memorial. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill, engage your brain at Museum of Science, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then admire the masterpieces at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

Before you visit Boston, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Auburn to Boston. In May in Boston, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Greenwich.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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The Paul Revere House ©
The Paul Revere House
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum ©
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
New England Holocaust Memorial ©
New England Holocaust Memorial

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Greenwich, United States

Greenwich ©
Greenwich is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Kykuit and Fort Montgomery State Historic Site. The Stony Point Battlefield Lighthouse and Sagamore Hill National Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to John Jay Homestead (in Katonah), Ridgefield (The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center, &more) and Lyndhurst (in Tarrytown). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Graymoor, The Holy Mountain, look for gifts at Lucas candies, walk around Peekskill Landing Park, and admire the engineering at New Croton Dam.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Greenwich tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Boston to Greenwich takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Greenwich are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Greenwich

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ridgefield, Peekskill, The Stony Point Battlefield Lighthouse, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, New Croton Dam
Find places to stay May 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Kykuit ©
Kykuit
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site ©
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
The Stony Point Battlefield Lighthouse ©
The Stony Point Battlefield Lighthouse

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Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 20th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Battleship New Jersey, contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence Mall, then pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of National Liberty Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, and then examine the collection at Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia online road trip planner.

You can drive from Greenwich to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Emmaus.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Battleship New Jersey
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Battleship New Jersey ©
Battleship New Jersey
Independence Mall ©
Independence Mall
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

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Emmaus, United States

Emmaus ©
Emmaus is a borough in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stroll around Lock Ridge Park, then explore the galleries of Lockridge Furnace Museum, and then trek along Wildlands Conservancy- Pool Wildlife Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, then see the interesting displays at The National Centre for Padre Pio, and then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Emmaus day trip website.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Emmaus takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Emmaus

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Alburtis, Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, Eastern State Penitentiary, The National Centre for Padre Pio
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center ©
Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
The National Centre for Padre Pio ©
The National Centre for Padre Pio

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Gettysburg, United States

Gettysburg
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
You've now added Evergreen Cemetery to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Evergreen Cemetery and then admire the architecture and history at Abraham Lincoln Statue.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Emmaus to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites
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Evergreen Cemetery
Evergreen Cemetery

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Air and Space Museum, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Ford's Theatre, and other attractions you added. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Capitol Hill. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, see the interesting displays at National Postal Museum, and explore the world behind art at The Phillips Collection.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Find places to stay May 24 — 29:
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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