18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Dayton
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Cincinnati
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Nashville
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Auckland

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, and get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago online travel route planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Chicago is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 18 hours. When traveling from Auckland in August, plan for much hotter days in Chicago, with highs around 33°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Dayton.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

3
nights
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force, stop by Esther Price Fine Chocolates, then contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park, and finally head outdoors with Dayton Dragons Baseball. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): get curious at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, admire the masterpieces at Dayton Art Institute, and then get your game on at Miami Valley Gaming.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Dayton road trip planning website .

Getting from Chicago to Dayton by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Dayton due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Dayton

Museums Outdoors Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Miami Valley Gaming
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Dayton Dragons Baseball ©
Dayton Dragons Baseball
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park

2
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
On the 23rd (Fri), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Newport Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter, and then join the crowd at XhilaRacing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino, get to know the resident critters at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, and then see the interesting displays at Lucky Cat Museum.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati road trip planning site .

You can drive from Dayton to Cincinnati in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trips

XhilaRacing, Newport Aquarium, Ark Encounter
Highlights from your plan
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Ark Encounter ©
Ark Encounter
JACK Cincinnati Casino ©
JACK Cincinnati Casino

6
nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Step out of Nashville to go to Bowling Green and see National Corvette Museum, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Nashville driving holiday planning website .

Drive from Cincinnati to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cincinnati in August, Nashville is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Historic Mansker's Station, National Corvette Museum, Amqui Station and Visitors Center, Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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