14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Rio de Janeiro
Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Atlanta
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
Rio de Janeiro

4
days
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.
Get some cultural insight at Times Square and 9/11 Memorial. Get some historical perspective at St. Patrick's Cathedral and St. Paul's Chapel. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the striking features of Algonquin Hotel.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City online itinerary creator.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to New York City is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to New York City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, things will get much colder in New York City: highs are around 16°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial

3
days
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Arlington National Cemetery and National Gallery of Art. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Mall and Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse in St. Michaels, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at Newseum, wander the streets of Old Town, and get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC itinerary planner.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Washington DC sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, St. Michaels, Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery
Tomb of the Unknowns

3
days
Atlanta

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Your inner history buff will appreciate Heritage Hall and Centennial Olympic Park. Get out of town with these interesting Atlanta side-trips: Madison (Rogers House and Rose Cottage & Spas & Wellness) and FoxTale Book Shoppe (in Woodstock). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of The Fox Theatre.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Atlanta itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Atlanta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in December, you will find days in Atlanta are a bit warmer (18°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites Nightlife Spas

Side Trips

Madison, FoxTale Book Shoppe, Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery
Highlights from your plan

2
days
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 10th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Pleasant Home, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Marquette Building, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, then take in panoramic vistas at 360 CHICAGO, and finally take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in December, expect nights in Chicago to be a bit cooler, around -2°C, while days are much colder, around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pleasant Home
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park

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