17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  21​h
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Corbin
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 19th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond, contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, then steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then admire the landmark architecture of Marquette Building.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chicago route maker tool .

Mumbai, India to Chicago is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in December; daily highs in Chicago reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Oak Park, Horseshoe Hammond
Highlights from your plan
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

1
night
Indianapolis

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.
To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Chicago to Indianapolis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. December in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Indianapolis Museum of Art ©
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, then examine the collection at City Museum, then explore the world behind art at Saint Louis Art Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Missouri Artists on Main Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Indianapolis to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Saint Louis is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Corbin.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Missouri Artists on Main Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
City Museum ©
City Museum
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

1
night
Corbin

Corbin ©
Corbin is a home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Corbin attractions planner .

You can drive from Saint Louis to Corbin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Saint Louis to Corbin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saint Louis in December, expect nights in Corbin to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Corbin

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum ©
Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum
Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site ©

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.
Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Corbin to Washington DC in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. December in Washington DC sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Brandywine River Museum of Art and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Get some cultural insight at Barnes Foundation and Society Hill. When in Philadelphia, make a side trip to see Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fireman's Hall, contemplate the long history of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

4
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 American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Times Square and St. Paul's Chapel. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, explore the galleries of Ellis Island, go for a walk through Central Park, and get a sense of history and politics at New York City Hall.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City day trip app .

Getting from Philadelphia to New York City by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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