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
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
Rio de Janeiro

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gateway National Recreation and St. Paul's Chapel. Escape the urban bustle at Bronx Zoo and Central Park Zoo. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Times Square, contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and go for a walk through Central Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip generator.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to New York City is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to New York City is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much colder 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 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Long Beach, Bronx Zoo, Gateway National Recreation
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Central Park ©
Central Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
days
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.
Visit Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park. Step out of Washington DC to go to McLean and see Great Falls Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's more to do: ponder the world of politics at The White House and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Falls Park, Tomb of the Unknowns
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Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

2
days
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center and then find something for the whole family at SkyView Atlanta. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Arabia Mountain and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reynolds Nature Preserve.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip generator.

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 a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Atlanta: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Reynolds Nature Preserve, Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center, Arabia Mountain, Stone Mountain Park
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Arabia Mountain ©
Arabia Mountain
Reynolds Nature Preserve
Reynolds Nature Preserve
Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain Park

2
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 10th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Marquette Building, appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Atlanta in December, you will find days in Chicago are much colder (4°C), and nights are slightly colder (-2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

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