15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 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
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Atlanta
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Chicago
— 3 nights
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.
Visit Gateway National Recreation and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Fifth Avenue and St. Paul's Chapel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Spas & Wellness (in Hampton Bays), Bayard Cutting Arboretum (in Great River) and Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Quogue Wildlife Refuge and enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Grove Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City itinerary builder.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to New York City is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November: high temperatures in New York City hover around 16°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fire Island National Seashore, Ocean Grove Beach, Spas & Wellness, Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Fire Island National Seashore
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
Gateway National Recreation

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, and finally take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at Newseum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Washington DC sightseeing planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center and Arabia Mountain. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Centennial Olympic Park and Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Explore Atlanta's surroundings by going to Dauset Trails (in Jackson), Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain) and Engelheim Vineyard (in Ellijay). It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery and identify plant and animal life at Reynolds Nature Preserve.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Atlanta custom trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Washington DC in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Atlanta, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Arabia Mountain, Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, Engelheim Vineyard, Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, Reynolds Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center
Stone Mountain Park

3
days
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get in touch with nature at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie and Lake Michigan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Julian Winery-Union Pier and Round Barn Winery - Union Pier Tasting Room. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Spas & Wellness (in New Buffalo), Gaylord Building (in Lockport) and Shady Creek Winery (in Michigan City). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago and examine the collection at The Field Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Atlanta to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Atlanta, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 4°C to lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Union Pier, Lake Michigan, Gaylord Building, Shady Creek Winery, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
Highlights from your plan
St. Julian Winery-Union Pier

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