17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route maker

Make it your trip
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Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly
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Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wayne
— 1 night
Drive
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and engage your brain at Field Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago road trip planning website.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Chicago is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanoi to Chicago is minus 13 hours. In September in Chicago, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Orlando day trip site.

Getting from Chicago to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Orlando due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in September; daily highs in Orlando reach 37°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Washington DC

— 3 nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC vacation builder tool.

Fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in September, with highs in Washington DC at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Gettysburg

— 2 nights
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback, examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, then contemplate the long history of Shriver House Museum, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gettysburg tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Washington DC to Gettysburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Gettysburg to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Wayne.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Wayne

— 1 night
Wayne is an unincorporated community located on the Main Line, centered in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 16th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Chanticleer, then make a trip to Wayne Art Center, then steep yourself in history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and finally make a trip to The Justice Bell.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Wayne online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Wayne takes 2.5 hours. In September in Wayne, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Wayne

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New York City

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, visit Times Square, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New York City online day trip planner.

You can drive from Wayne to New York City in 2 hours. Traveling from Wayne in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Casinos · Specialty Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.