16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Miami
— 4 nights
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New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, admire the striking features of Chrysler Building, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New York City day trip website.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to New York City is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get lost in a book at Free Library of Philadelphia, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then ponder the world of politics at City Hall Visitor Center, and finally admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Christ Church, make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, then contemplate the long history of Washington Square Park, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia road trip planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Washington DC

— 1 night
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 16th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, walk around Millennium Park, don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Chicago attractions planning tool.

You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks

Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chicago in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Nashville, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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Miami

— 4 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Step out of Miami to go to Key Largo and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Lock & Load Miami, contemplate the long history of Barnacle State Historic Site, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and stroll through South Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Miami trip planner.

You can fly from Nashville to Miami in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Miami is 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Miami, with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.