16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Atlanta
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Chicago
— 4 nights
Drive:  13​h 30​min
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  24​h
Atlanta
— Few hours
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Rio de Janeiro

1
day
Atlanta

Atlanta
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes World of Coca-Cola. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Atlanta online travel route planner

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Atlanta is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November: highs in Atlanta hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums
Highlights from your plan
World of Coca-Cola
World of Coca-Cola

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 1st (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakefront Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago driving holiday planner

You can fly from Atlanta to Chicago in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in November: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
Chicago Riverwalk
Chicago Riverwalk
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

2
days
Indianapolis

Indianapolis
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): enjoy some diversion at Lucas Oil Stadium. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Indianapolis Zoo, don't miss a visit to 9 on Canal, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Holliday Park.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Indianapolis day trip planning tool

You can drive from Chicago to Indianapolis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In December in Indianapolis, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chicago.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Indianapolis Zoo
Indianapolis Zoo
Holliday Park ©
Holliday Park
Lucas Oil Stadium ©
Lucas Oil Stadium

3
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chicago River as well as Lake Michigan. Visit Millennium Park and Fourth Presbyterian Church for their historical value. Enjoy Chicago some more: meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of 360 CHICAGO, and pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chicago road trip website

You can drive from Indianapolis to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 7th (Thu), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lake Michigan
Highlights from your plan
Chicago River ©
Chicago River
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Patrick's Cathedral as well as Statue of Liberty National Monument. On your second day here, make a trip to Belvedere Castle and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

Before you visit New York City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in December; daily highs in New York City reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. You will leave for Washington DC on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

few
hours
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes National World War II Memorial, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and other attractions.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Washington DC online trip planner

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for Atlanta.
Highlights from your plan
Washington Monument ©
Washington Monument
The White House ©
The White House
Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial

1
day
Atlanta

Atlanta
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden and then find something for the whole family at SkyView Atlanta.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Atlanta road trip planner

You can fly from Washington DC to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in December: highs in Atlanta hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden
SkyView Atlanta ©
SkyView Atlanta

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