18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Boston
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
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Chicago
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Great Falls Park and Smithsonian Institution Building. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Baltimore (The Walters Art Museum & National Aquarium) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, pause for some photo ops at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

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London, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in November, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Empire State Building, walk around Central Park, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boston

— 2 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): wander the streets of North End, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old North Church & Historic Site, then get engrossed in the history at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, then walk around Boston Public Garden, and finally take a stroll through Beacon Hill. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Harvard University, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then stroll around Boston Common, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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You can fly from New York City to Boston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, Boston is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 4 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape May County Park & Zoo and Longwood Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to American Military Edged Weaponry Museum (in Intercourse), Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery (in Rio Grande) and Borgata Casino (in Atlantic City). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, get curious at Mutter Museum, appreciate the history behind Rocky Statue, and contemplate the long history of Independence Hall.

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You can fly from Boston to Philadelphia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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 19th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River, then take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakefront Trail, shop like a local with Chicago Cultural Center, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile.

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Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Philadelphia in November, expect Chicago to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

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.