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 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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then walk around Millennium Park, then pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Josaphat.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the North Chicago trip itinerary planning website .

Lincoln to North Chicago is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lincoln in July: high temperatures in North Chicago hover around 79°F and lows are around 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 Historic Sites Parks

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 see the interesting displays at Merry-Go-Round Museum.

To see photos and more tourist information, you can read our Sandusky travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from North Chicago to Sandusky with the Route module. Traveling from North Chicago to Sandusky, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sandusky when traveling from North Chicago in July, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Buffalo.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, and then Head underground at Cave of the Winds.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Buffalo online itinerary maker .

Getting from Sandusky to Buffalo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Buffalo can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
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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 26th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Fenway Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Boston road trip website .

Getting from Buffalo to Boston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, then take in the waterfront at Pier 17, and then take a leisurely stroll along Coney Island USA.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online trip maker .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in New York City sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Brooklyn
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Coney Island USA ©
Coney Island USA
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (in St. Michaels), Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, make a trip to National Harbor, take a leisurely stroll along Old Town Waterfront, and stroll around Waterfront Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Washington DC road trip planning tool .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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 striking features of Ohio Statehouse, then engage your brain 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 other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read 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 August, plan for little chillier nights in Columbus, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium ©
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Room Escape Games
Ohio Statehouse ©
Ohio Statehouse

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 2nd (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo and then examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Columbus to Saint Louis by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Saint Louis is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums 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 ©

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