14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Dublin
Fly:  10​h 45​min
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Lansing
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Detroit
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Newburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Boston
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  9​h
Dublin

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll through Millennium Park and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Chicago is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Chicago is minus 6 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dublin in December: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 4°C and lows are around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lansing.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

few
hours
Lansing

Lansing ©
Lansing is the capital of the U.S. To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lansing trip planner.

You can drive from Chicago to Lansing in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, Lansing is little chillier than Chicago - with highs of 1°C and lows of -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Detroit.
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Michigan State Capitol ©
Michigan State Capitol

1
day
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 23rd (Sat), explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then stop by Polish Art Center, then make a trip to Fisher Building, and finally see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Detroit vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Lansing to Detroit in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lansing in December; daily highs in Detroit reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Cleveland.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Polish Art Center, The Henry Ford
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit Institute of Arts
Fisher Building ©
Fisher Building

1
day
Cleveland

Cleveland
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
On the 24th (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with West Side Market, then stroll through Cleveland Metroparks, and then explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cleveland tour planner.

Drive from Detroit to Cleveland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Museums Shopping
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West Side Market
West Side Market
The Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Metroparks
Cleveland Metroparks

1
day
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
On the 25th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Phipps Conservatory, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Anthony Chapel.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Pittsburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Saint Anthony Chapel ©
Saint Anthony Chapel
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven

1
day
Washington DC

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.
On the 26th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Pittsburgh to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pittsburgh in December, expect Washington DC to be somewhat warmer, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stroll through Love Park, take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and then contemplate the long history of Longwood Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at City Hall, steep yourself in history at Powel House, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, admire the landmark architecture of Independence Hall, then contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, and finally hike along Schuylkill River Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Classes

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens
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Longwood Gardens
Longwood Gardens
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

3
days
New York City

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 a sense of the local culture at Gateway National Recreation and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Ellis Island, wander the streets of Times Square, and go for a walk through Central Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip generator.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Newburgh.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
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Gateway National Recreation ©
Gateway National Recreation
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

1
day
Newburgh

Newburgh
Newburgh is a city located in Orange County, New York, United States, 60mi north of New York City, and 90mi south of Albany, on the Hudson River. To find more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Newburgh itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from New York City to Newburgh takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Newburgh hover around 4°C and lows are around -5°C. You will leave for Boston on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Newburgh

Parks Outdoors Nature

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day
Boston

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Hills Reservation, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, and finally stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Boston sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Newburgh to Boston in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Newburgh in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Boston, with lows of -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mount Auburn Cemetery, Blue Hills Reservation
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Trail
Freedom Trail
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church

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