17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Atlanta
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Chicago
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h
Rio de Janeiro

2
days
Atlanta

Atlanta
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Silver Comet Trail and then admire the majestic nature at Stone Mountain Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park, contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta vacation trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Atlanta is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 2 hours. 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Stone Mountain Park, Silver Comet Trail
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Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain Park
Centennial Olympic Park
Centennial Olympic Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): hike along U.S. National Arboretum, take a stroll through Capitol Hill, and then steep yourself in history at Old Town. On the next day, explore the activities along Great Falls Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Washington DC custom trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in December, things will get slightly colder in Washington DC: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Town, Great Falls Park
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Great Falls Park
Great Falls Park
Capitol Hill ©
Capitol Hill

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bayard Cutting Arboretum and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Fire Island National Seashore and Ort Farms. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Swartswood State Park in Swartswood, about 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New York City travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Fire Island National Seashore, Swartswood State Park, Ort Farms
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Bayard Cutting Arboretum ©
Bayard Cutting Arboretum
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

8
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Visit Millennium Park and Chicago Riverwalk for their historical value. Get outdoors at Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area and Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Silver Beach County Park (in Saint Joseph), Utica (August Hill Winery Tasting Room & Starved Rock State Park) and Geneva Lake Shore Path (in Lake Geneva). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Mere State Park, wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and admire the natural beauty at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chicago custom trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Chicago at 4°C and lows at -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Utica, Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, Grand Mere State Park, Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area, Riverwalk Lot
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Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
Starved Rock State Park
Starved Rock State Park
Grand Mere State Park
Grand Mere State Park

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