12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Chicago
Fly:  4 h
1
Baltimore
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Dewey Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
New Haven
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Mystic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Norwich
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Burlington
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Chicago

1
night
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 1st (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Alphonsus Church, then get your game on at Urban Axes Baltimore, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, and finally try your luck at Horseshoe Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Aquarium and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Baltimore trip itinerary app.

Chicago to Baltimore is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Baltimore, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Dewey Beach.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Urban Axes Baltimore ©
Urban Axes Baltimore
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino
Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery

2
nights
Dewey Beach

Dewey Beach ©
Dewey Beach is an incorporated coastal town in eastern Sussex County, Delaware, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dewey Beach, hike along Bethany Beach Boardwalk, then kick back and relax at Bethany Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Candy Kitchen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Gallery One and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.

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Getting from Baltimore to Dewey Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Baltimore in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dewey Beach, with lows of 66°F. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Haven.

Things to do in Dewey Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bethany Beach, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Candy Kitchen, Gallery One
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Dewey Beach ©
Dewey Beach
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery ©
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Gallery One ©
Gallery One

2
nights
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get lost in a book at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, then gain insight at Yale University, then get a new perspective on nature at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and finally take in the views from Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Knights of Columbus Museum, and then contemplate the long history of The Mark Twain House & Museum.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New Haven trip maker.

Getting from Dewey Beach to New Haven by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mystic.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Mark Twain House & Museum
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Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library ©
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Yale University ©
Yale University

2
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Mystic Seaport Museum, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Mystic Aquarium, then make a trip to Mystic & Shoreline Visitor Information Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Olde Mistick Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Mystic River Historical Society, then look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange, and then snap pictures at Mystic River Bascule Bridge.

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Traveling by car from New Haven to Mystic takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Norwich.

Things to do in Mystic

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Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Mystic River Bascule Bridge ©
Mystic River Bascule Bridge

2
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Norwich is a town in Windsor County, Vermont, in the United States. On the 9th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Montshire Museum of Science, then shop like a local with Vermont Toy Museum, then contemplate the long history of Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Harpoon Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): browse for treasures at Quechee Gorge Village Vermont Antique Mall, then take in breathtaking views at Quechee Gorge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vermont Institute of Natural Science.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Norwich planning site.

You can drive from Mystic to Norwich in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mystic in August since evenings lows in Norwich dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Quechee, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Harpoon Brewery
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Montshire Museum of Science ©
Montshire Museum of Science
Quechee Gorge ©
Quechee Gorge
Harpoon Brewery ©
Harpoon Brewery

2
nights
Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stop by Lake Champlain Chocolates, browse the eclectic array of goods at Church Street Marketplace, then stroll through Burlington Bike Path, and finally walk around Waterfront Park. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain and then hike along Stowe Recreation Path.

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

Getting from Norwich to Burlington by car takes about 2 hours. August in Burlington sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Stowe Recreation Path
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Burlington Bike Path ©
Burlington Bike Path
Waterfront Park ©
Waterfront Park
Church Street Marketplace ©
Church Street Marketplace

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