10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Idaho Falls
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Detroit
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Idaho Falls

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Met Cloisters and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to New York Public Library and World Trade Center's Liberty Park. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Central Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online itinerary planner .

Idaho Falls to New York City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Idaho Falls to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Idaho Falls in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 35°F in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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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 Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and National Mall for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Museum of African American History and Culture and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of Smithsonian American Art Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Washington DC planner .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: highs in Washington DC hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Detroit.

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1
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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 20th (Fri), view the masterpieces at College for Creative Studies, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, shop like a local with Scarab Club, then contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Heidelberg Project.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Detroit day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Detroit takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in March; daily highs in Detroit reach 42°F and lows reach 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

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Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum
College for Creative Studies ©
College for Creative Studies

2
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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 21st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, then wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, then admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Field Museum and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Chicago vacation builder .

You can fly from Detroit to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In March in Chicago, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 30°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chicago Cultural Center ©
Chicago Cultural Center
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum

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