18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Bar Harbor
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Buffalo
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Seattle
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Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Bar Harbor: Tea Maineia (in Winterport) and Bangor (the rock & art shop & Maine Discovery Museum). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Park Loop Road, and hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

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Seattle to Bar Harbor is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Bar Harbor. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in December, with highs in Bar Harbor at 36°F and lows at 21°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

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Buffalo

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Get out of town with these interesting Buffalo side-trips: Niagara Falls (Three Sisters Island, Niagara Falls Observation Tower, &more) and Rochester (Stever's Candies, The Strong National Museum of Play, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, pause for some photo ops at Tuscarora Heroes Monument, get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, and learn about all things military at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Buffalo trip builder site.

You can fly from Bar Harbor to Buffalo in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bar Harbor in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°F in Buffalo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Buffalo

Historic Sites · Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chicago holiday planner.

You can fly from Buffalo to Chicago in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Chicago are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Seattle

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tacoma (5 Mile Drive & Trails, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, examine the collection at Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Seattle tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Seattle takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in December: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 47°F and lows are around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.