17 days in Chicago, New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

17 days in Chicago, New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Chicago
— 4 nights
2
New York City
— 5 nights
3
Washington DC
— 5 nights

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Visit Chicago Riverwalk and Holy Name Cathedral for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Magnificent Mile and The Art Institute of Chicago. There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park, identify plant and animal life at North Park Village Nature Center, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chicago visit site.

Sydney, Australia to Chicago is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Chicago, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Chicago at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Do your shopping at SoHo and Chelsea Market. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Met Cloisters, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, wander the streets of Greenwich Village, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our New York City tour planning website.

Fly from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Air and Space Museum and Capitol Hill. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Georgetown. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Bible, view the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden, and wander the streets of Dupont Circle.

Before you visit Washington DC, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

Similar Plans

20 days in New York City, Hershey & Chicago BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM QATAR July, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 20 days in East Coast of USA & Chicago BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 18 days in Chicago & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM ITALY August, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: August, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: December, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 18 days in New York City & Seattle BY A USER FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC August, teens, historic sites, popular sights Preferences: August, teens, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, teens, popular sights Preferences: June, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 20 days in New York City & Hawaii BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, popular sights Preferences: December, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 21 days in New England, Chicago & New York City BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 18 days in Los Angeles, Orlando & New York City BY A USER FROM CANADA August, kids, popular sights Preferences: August, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans