18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New York City
— 3 nights
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
3
Baltimore
— 2 nights
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
5
Nashville
— 2 nights
6
Springfield
— 2 nights
7
Chicago
— 2 nights

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
For shopping fun, head to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets or Chelsea Market. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bushkill Falls and Country Kettle. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Main Avenue Galleria (in Ocean Grove), Resica Falls (in East Stroudsburg) and Hudson Beach Glass (in Beacon). It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online road trip planner.

Boston to New York City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

East Stroudsburg, Main Avenue Galleria, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Bushkill Falls, Hudson Beach Glass
Highlights from your plan
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ©
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
Chelsea Market ©
Chelsea Market

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 9th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, and finally ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Olive Lucy, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Royal Port Antiques, and finally admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Olive Lucy, Royal Port Antiques
Highlights from your plan
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

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Baltimore

Baltimore ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): wander the streets of Fell's Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, then shop like a local with Diehl's Produce Market, and finally browse the exhibits of U.S. Naval Academy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Federal Hill Park, take in the waterfront activity at Inner Harbor, and then see where the action happens at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Baltimore trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Philadelphia to Baltimore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

U.S. Naval Academy, Diehl's Produce Market
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy
Fell's Point ©
Fell's Point

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Torpedo Factory Art Center, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Washington DC online trip planner.

You can drive from Baltimore to Washington DC in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. You will leave for Nashville on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Torpedo Factory Art Center, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 16th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, view the masterpieces at Gallery 202, then take in the history at Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, and finally stop by Hatch Show Print. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Tennessee State Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Frist Art Museum.

Plan trip to Nashville with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Washington DC to Nashville in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August in Nashville, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
Tennessee State Museum ©
Tennessee State Museum

2
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
On the 18th (Sun), get advice or help at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, examine the collection at Illinois State Museum, and then examine the collection at Children's Museum of Illinois. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Lincoln Heritage Museum, then explore the galleries of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, and then stop by Hoogland Center for the Arts.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Springfield online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Springfield takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville in August, things will get slightly colder in Springfield: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lincoln Heritage Museum, Children's Museum of Illinois
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Illinois State Museum ©
Illinois State Museum

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stop by The Spice House, then stop by The Magnificent Mile, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally stroll around Millennium Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Chicago trip planner.

Drive from Springfield to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

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