16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lugano
train + Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
End: Lugano

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum, explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Boston road trip app .

Lugano, Switzerland to Boston is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lugano to Boston is minus 6 hours. In June, daytime highs in Boston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Appreciate the collections at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Field Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Millennium Park and The Magnificent Mile. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, and don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chicago tour builder tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Washington DC online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Visit Independence Hall and Elfreth's Alley for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Please Touch Museum. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center, and take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia journey builder .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

5
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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Empire State Building, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

Before you visit New York City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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