12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
train + Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  14​h
End: Birmingham


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2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): engage your brain at Museum of Science, get advice or help at Boston Public Library, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Boston travel route planner .

Birmingham, UK to Boston is an approximately 11-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in March; daily highs in Boston reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Mount Auburn Cemetery
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then admire the striking features of Reliance Building, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Boston to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to Chicago. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in March, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol, and then get your game on at The Escape Game Austin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Austin trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Austin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in March, with highs in Austin at 28°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, then admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose. Keep things going the next day: walk around Friedrich Wilderness Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and then admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio travel route tool .

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then make a trip to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the next day, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and then make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Seattle road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Seattle takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from San Antonio in March, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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