12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Ludington
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Princeton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Pittsburgh

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and see the interesting displays at The Field Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary maker app .

Pittsburgh to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Chicago, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Ludington.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. On the 27th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Ludington State Park, then kick back and relax at Stearns Park, and then walk around Ludington Waterfront Park.

Start your trip to Ludington by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Chicago to Ludington in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Ludington due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, things will get slightly colder in Ludington: highs are around 73°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park
Ludington Waterfront Park ©
Ludington Waterfront Park

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: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Times Square, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New York City journey builder website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Ludington to New York City in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ludington in June: high temperatures in New York City hover around 80°F and lows are around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Princeton.

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
Princeton

Princeton ©
Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stroll around Grounds For Sculpture and then get your game on at Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Princeton travel planning app .

Drive from New York City to Princeton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Princeton are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Grounds For Sculpture, Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing
Highlights from your plan
Grounds For Sculpture ©
Grounds For Sculpture

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally walk around Wissahickon Valley Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip builder website .

You can drive from Princeton to Philadelphia in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC online trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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