My sister and I are travelling over to USA for the first time ever for my other sisters wedding in Las Vegas. We are very excited about travelling around there as we are from Australia.
We are coming into Vegas on the 29th June and staying around until about 5th July when we plan on taking a flight over to Chicago. We were thinking of travelling to Tijuana for a night just to visit because we will be the closest to Mexico then out of our whole trip. As the wedding is on the 2nd of July and we want to be in USA for 4th of July we are limited for time. Is it possible to travel to and from TJ in 2-3 days (not sure about distances) and be able to see around so we can be back for the 2nd July?
After flying over to Chicago we will stay there for a few days before planning a roadtrip over to New York City. On the way we would like to be able to see Niagra Falls from the Canadian Side (told this is the best side to see them) but that is pretty much the only stop we had in mind at this stage. We want to be in NYC by the 12th of July to be able to spend about 6 nights before flying out on the 19th July.
How long would it take to travel along this trip including stop overs? We are both driving so could travel from 4-6 hours a day (giving us a chance to see little townships etc on the way)
Also, are there any extra points of interest that would be worth seeing on this route? Not knowing the area leaves us with a slight disadvantage towards the smaller items of interest.
And one last question, is the Amish area of New York State on the way between Niagra Falls and New York City?
All help is greatly appreciated on any part of our journey...
Thanks in advance... Alex and Hollie