14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
2
New York City
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Cincinnati
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Berlin

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.
On the 14th (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then get to know the fascinating history of Louisburg Square, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Walden Pond State Reservation, experience rural life at Wright's Dairy Farm and Bakery, and then look for gifts at Brookline Booksmith.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Boston is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Berlin to Boston. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Wright's Dairy Farm and Bakery, Brookline Booksmith, Walden Pond State Reservation
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation

2
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.
On the 17th (Wed), don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, explore the galleries of Tiles For America, and then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial. On your second day here, take a tour by water with Narwhal Yacht Charters and then don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

Getting from Boston to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, then contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, then take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and finally wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Independence Hall, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia online holiday planner .

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Eastern Market, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally explore the activities along Tidal Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC planner .

Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

2
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Jungle Jim's International Market, then browse for treasures at Ohio Valley Antique Mall, and then try your luck at JACK Cincinnati Casino. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, take in nature's colorful creations at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cincinnati online road trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Cincinnati in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Cincinnati. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Fairfield
Highlights from your plan
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Jungle Jim's International Market ©
Jungle Jim's International Market
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum

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 25th (Thu): explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo and then browse the exhibits of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cincinnati to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Cincinnati, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

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