18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Chicago
— 1 night
2
Boston
— 2 nights
3
New York City
— 4 nights
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
5
Miami
— 3 nights
6
Orlando
— 3 nights

1
night
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 18th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, thenstop by The Magnificent Mile, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center, thensteep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and finally stroll around Millennium Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip maker site.

Auckland, New Zealand to Chicago is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Chicago is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Auckland in December, expect Chicago to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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nights
Boston

Boston ©
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 20th (Fri): wander the streets of Newbury Street, thenlook for gifts at Brookline Booksmith, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and finally make a trip to Faneuil Hall Marketplace. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, thencontemplate the long history of The Old Manse, thensteep yourself in history at Walden Pond State Reservation, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Boston online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Chicago to Boston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Boston. December in Boston sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Concord, Brookline Booksmith, Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or Tiffany & Co.. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Times Square, go for a walk through Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New York City road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Boston to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, thensee the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC online attractions planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Washington DC are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Escape the urban bustle at Shark Valley Visitor Center and Anhinga Trail. Get some cultural insight at Lincoln Road and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Everglades National Park (Pineland Trail & Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at South Beach, admire the masterpieces at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Miami travel planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Miami in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in December: high temperatures in Miami hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park
Highlights from your plan
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Jeanine Taylor Folk Art. Step out of Orlando with an excursion to Stetson Mansion in DeLand--about 52 minutes away. Pack the 31st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Pack the 2nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami in December, plan for little chillier nights in Orlando, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, Stetson Mansion, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art ©
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

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