14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Omaha
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Edinburgh

4
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.
Let the collections at American Museum of Natural History and Barsky Gallery capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to Urbanspace - Broadway Bites or Kalustyan's. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Gilgo Beach (in Babylon), Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway (in Manasquan). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, explore and take pictures at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and contemplate the long history of Snipes Farm & Education Center.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

Edinburgh, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in June; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Snipes Farm & Education Center, Bronx Zoo, Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway, Gilgo Beach, Barsky Gallery
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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.
On the 4th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and then identify plant and animal life at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip planning site .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Visiting Rosewood Beach and Weko Park will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Field Museum and Box Factory for the Arts. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. (in DeKalb), Chesterton’s European Market (in Chesterton) and Hickory Creek Winery (in Buchanan). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Swallow Cliff Stairs, take in nature's colorful creations at Taltree Arboretum and Gardens, stop by Oh Olive, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Chicago holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, Chicago is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Chicago

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Weko Park, Taltree Arboretum and Gardens, Rosewood Beach, Box Factory for the Arts, Hickory Creek Winery
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Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. ©
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Fourth Presbyterian Church ©
Fourth Presbyterian Church

2
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the landscape on two wheels at Wabash Trace Nature Trail, see the interesting displays at Museum Of Shadows, then examine the collection at Museum Of Shadows, and finally view the masterpieces at Curbside Clothing. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Henry Doorly Zoo, get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market, and then look for gifts at Old Market Candy Shop.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Omaha trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Chicago to Omaha in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Museum Of Shadows, Museum Of Shadows, Wabash Trace Nature Trail
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Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Museum Of Shadows ©
Museum Of Shadows
Old Market ©
Old Market

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