17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive
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Milwaukee
— 3 nights
Fly to Toronto, Train to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Train
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Board of Trade Building, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and finally admire the striking features of Marquette Building.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago day trip planning app.

Rome, Italy to Chicago is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Chicago is minus 7 hours. In June, daytime highs in Chicago are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Milwaukee

— 3 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Basilica of St. Josaphat and Pabst Mansion will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Wisconsin Maritime Museum and St. Joan of Arc Chapel. Change things up with these side-trips from Milwaukee: Racine (SC Johnson Headquarters & Wind Point Lighthouse). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum, admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum, steep yourself in history at North Point Water Tower, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee travel route website.

You can drive from Chicago to Milwaukee in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in June, with highs in Milwaukee at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Niagara, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Niagara Falls trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Milwaukee to Niagara Falls in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milwaukee to Niagara Falls. In June in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, wander the streets of Times Square, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New York City journey planning website.

Fly from Niagara Falls to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Valley Forge National Historical Park and Liberty Bell Center. Get some cultural insight at Independence Hall and The Franklin Institute. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, hike along Kelly Drive, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Washington DC sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.