10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
2
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Minneapolis
— 1 night
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 12th (Thu), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel planning website .

Minneapolis to Los Angeles is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Minneapolis to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 69°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 14th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, see where the action happens at Wrigley Field, and then meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium. On the next day, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then stroll through Millennium Park.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Chicago takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago is 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Chicago to be much colder, temps between 38°F and 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

2
nights
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 16th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and finally ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Washington DC online vacation planner .

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In December, Washington DC is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 51°F and lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

3
nights
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, wander the streets of Times Square, and explore the activities along The Pond.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip planning app .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Chain of Lakes, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Isles, and then test your team's savvy at The Escape Game.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Minneapolis trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Minneapolis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Minneapolis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get much colder in Minneapolis: highs are around 28°F and lows about 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Chain of Lakes ©
Chain of Lakes
Lake of the Isles ©
Lake of the Isles

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