11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Cincinnati
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Cape May
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Baltimore
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
On the 30th (Tue), try your luck at JACK Cincinnati Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, take a stroll through Mount Adams, then stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Redbird Hollow Preserve.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cincinnati holiday maker app .

Chicago to Cincinnati is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption ©
Mount Adams ©
Mount Adams

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Washington National Cathedral and Capitol Hill. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Newseum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cincinnati to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cincinnati in July, Washington DC is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

1
night
Cape May

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Poverty Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cape May Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape May sightseeing planning app .

Drive from Washington DC to Cape May in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect Cape May to be a bit cooler, temps between 82°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Cape May

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Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse

2
nights
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
On the 5th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Alphonsus Church, then admire the architecture and history at Fort McHenry National Monument, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, and finally try to win big at Horseshoe Casino. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baltimore Basilica, then take a stroll through Fell's Point, then wander the streets of Mount Vernon Cultural District, and finally take a stroll through Inner Harbor.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Baltimore trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cape May to Baltimore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Baltimore sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the galleries of The Parthenon, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then see the interesting displays at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

Discover how to plan a Nashville trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Baltimore to Nashville in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, then see the interesting displays at City Museum, then contemplate the long history of Missouri Botanical Garden, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis attractions planner .

Getting from Nashville to Saint Louis by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden
City Museum ©
City Museum

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