14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lincoln
Drive:  10​h
1
North Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Sandusky
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Buffalo
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Boston
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
7
Columbus
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Lincoln

2
nights
North Chicago

North Chicago ©
North Chicago is a city in Lake County, Illinois, United States, and a suburb of the Chicago metropolitan area. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Navy Pier, Millennium Park, The Art Institute of Chicago, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, then don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate, and finally get in on the family fun at Navy Pier. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Josaphat.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read North Chicago trip planner .

Lincoln to North Chicago is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lincoln in June, with highs in North Chicago at 76°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Sandusky.

Things to do in North Chicago

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Chicago, Milwaukee
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Navy Pier ©
Navy Pier
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

1
night
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): cool off at Castaway Bay Waterpark and then see the interesting displays at Merry-Go-Round Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sandusky sightseeing planning app .

Explore your travel options from North Chicago to Sandusky with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from North Chicago in June, Sandusky is a bit warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Buffalo.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Merry-Go-Round Museum ©
Merry-Go-Round Museum

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nights
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 19th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Buffalo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sandusky to Buffalo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sandusky in June since evenings lows in Buffalo dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Buffalo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, walk around Boston Public Garden, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston online tour planner .

Getting from Buffalo to Boston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, then take a leisurely stroll along Pier 17, and then have some family-friendly fun at Coney Island USA.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in New York City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Brooklyn
Highlights from your plan
Coney Island ©
Coney Island
Brooklyn Botanic Garden ©
Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas), Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (in St. Michaels) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of George Washington's Mount Vernon, take in the waterfront at Old Town Waterfront, take in the dramatic scenery at Potomac River, and walk around Waterfront Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Alexandria, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Manassas National Battlefield Park, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Columbus

Columbus ©
More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
On the 26th (Wed), admire the striking features of Ohio Statehouse, then get curious at Center of Science and Industry (COSI), then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Columbus day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Columbus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Columbus, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Columbus

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trip

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium ©
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Center of Science and Industry (COSI) ©
Room Escape Games

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Saint Louis trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Columbus to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Columbus to Saint Louis due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

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