14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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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 15 min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
7
Columbus
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 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. You've added Navy Pier, Millennium Park, The Art Institute of Chicago, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, thendon't miss a visit to Cloud Gate, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Josaphat.

Planning North Chicago trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Lincoln to North Chicago is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Lincoln in July, things will get a bit cooler in North Chicago: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sandusky.

Things to do in North Chicago

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chicago, Milwaukee
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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.
On the 24th (Wed), cool off at Castaway Bay Waterpark and then examine the collection at Merry-Go-Round Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sandusky road trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Chicago to Sandusky. The time zone difference when traveling from North Chicago to Sandusky is 1 hour. Traveling from North Chicago in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 66°F in Sandusky. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow 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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House and then Head underground at Cave of the Winds.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Buffalo day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sandusky to Buffalo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Buffalo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cave of the Winds
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House

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 26th (Fri): catch a live event at Fenway Park. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Boston travel tool.

Getting from Buffalo to Boston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) 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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, take a leisurely stroll along Pier 17, and then take a leisurely stroll along Coney Island.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Boston to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (in St. Michaels), Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, take a leisurely stroll along Old Town Waterfront, walk around Waterfront Park, and explore the activities along Potomac River.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC journey maker.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Ohio Statehouse, thenengage your brain at Center of Science and Industry (COSI), thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Columbus day trip app.

You can fly from Washington DC to Columbus in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Columbus, with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Columbus

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis attractions planner.

Getting from Columbus to Saint Louis by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

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

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