18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Baltimore
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Chicago — 4 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: South Bend (Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes & Basilica of the Sacred Heart). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago tour itinerary website.

Manila, Philippines to Chicago is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 14 hours. Traveling from Manila in March, expect Chicago to be colder, temps between 8°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Washington DC — 4 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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Chicago to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in March; daily highs in Washington DC reach 15°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Baltimore.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Baltimore — 2 nights

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): try to win big at Horseshoe Casino and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sagamore Spirit Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): learn the secrets of beer at City Brew Tours Baltmore and then explore the world behind art at The Walters Art Museum.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Baltimore itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to New York City.
Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Casinos · Fun & Games

New York City — 6 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planning app.

You can take a train from Baltimore to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Baltimore in April: highs in New York City hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

Maryland travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Specialty Museums · Aquariums
The Old Line State
Perhaps best known as the birthplace of religious and political freedom in the United States, Maryland retains the spirit of colonial America, with stately 18th-century villages and historical landmarks. Although it's one of the nation's smallest states, there is no shortage of things to do here and you may find your itinerary fills up quickly. Make time in your vacation to tour Maryland's diverse landscape, which includes mountain peaks, picturesque Atlantic coastline, and the bustling city of Baltimore. Military buffs will enjoy touring the state's four Civil War Trails, where you can follow the footsteps of U.S. soldiers, or visiting the port city of Annapolis, home to the United States Naval Academy.