16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  25​h
1
Chicago
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
West Lafayette
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Atlanta
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Orlando
— 1 day
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Lewes
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Philadelphia
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
10
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, then enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chicago day trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Chicago is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Chicago, you'll gain 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to West Lafayette.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
360 Chicago Observation Deck ©
360 Chicago Observation Deck

1
night
West Lafayette

West Lafayette ©
West Lafayette is a city in Wabash Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, about 65mi northwest of the state capital of Indianapolis and 103mi southeast of Chicago. On the 25th (Tue), explore and take pictures at Purdue University, admire the striking features of Samara House, then explore and take pictures at Mackey Arena, then meet the residents at Columbian Park Zoo, and finally make a trip to Artists' Own.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the West Lafayette travel route planner .

You can drive from Chicago to West Lafayette in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to West Lafayette is 1 hour. In December in West Lafayette, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in West Lafayette

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Lafayette
Highlights from your plan
Columbian Park Zoo ©
Columbian Park Zoo
Samara House ©
Samara House
Purdue University ©
Purdue University

1
night
Indianapolis

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
On the 26th (Wed), admire all the interesting features of Victory Field, examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, then have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally enjoy some diversion at Lucas Oil Stadium.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Indianapolis day trip planning tool .

You can drive from West Lafayette to Indianapolis in 1.5 hours. In December in Indianapolis, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Lucas Oil Stadium ©
Lucas Oil Stadium

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Centennial Olympic Park, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and finally admire the striking features of Fox Theatre.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta day trip planning website .

You can fly from Indianapolis to Atlanta in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, Atlanta is a bit warmer than Indianapolis - with highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Nightlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Atlanta Botanical Garden ©
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Room Escape Games
Fox Theatre ©
Fox Theatre

1
day
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): discover the magic at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, take in panoramic vistas at ICON Orlando, and then revel in the low prices at Orlando International Premium Outlets.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Atlanta to Orlando in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in December; daily highs in Orlando reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park ©
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Orlando International Premium Outlets ©
ICON Orlando ©
ICON Orlando

1
day
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then learn about winemaking at A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls online trip planner .

You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Orlando to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Niagara Falls is colder than Orlando - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

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 30th (Sun), learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then get engrossed in the history at Newseum, then see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Washington DC online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lewes.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Lewes

Lewes ©
Lewes is an incorporated city on the Delaware Bay in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. On the 1st (Tue), look for gifts at Edie Bees Confection Shop, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, admire the majestic nature at Cape Henlopen State Park, then view the masterpieces at Rehoboth Art League, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Penny Lane Mall.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lewes trip planner.

You can drive from Washington DC to Lewes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Lewes, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lewes

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Rehoboth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Henlopen State Park ©
Cape Henlopen State Park
Rehoboth Art League ©
Rehoboth Art League
St. Peter's Episcopal Church ©
St. Peter's Episcopal Church

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 2nd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and finally steep yourself in history at Independence Hall.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip planning tool .

Getting from Lewes to Philadelphia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to take a bus to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

3
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New York City tour planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in New York City, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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