18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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New York City
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Washington DC
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Charlotte
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Atlanta
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Minneapolis
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New York City

— 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Empire State Building and Top of the Rock. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, take a stroll through Times Square, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to New York City is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to New York City is minus 13 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect New York City to be colder, temps between 10°C and 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Zoological Park and Washington National Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience (in Frederick) and Urban Axes Baltimore (in Baltimore). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planning website.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can fly to Charlotte.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Charlotte

— 2 nights

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): trek along Buzzard Rock Trail, then get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library, and then have some family-friendly fun at Escape Kings. Keep things going the next day: walk around Village Park, get in on the family fun at Richard Petty Driving Experience, and then have fun and explore at Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville.

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You can fly from Washington DC to Charlotte in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in December: highs in Charlotte hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Atlanta.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks · Childrens Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park, get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Atlanta, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pine Mountain Recreation Area.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip site.

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Atlanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Nature

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Minneapolis

— 3 nights

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
On the 27th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Chain of Lakes, admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and then get your game on at Extreme Sandbox - Minnesota. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): hit the slopes at Central Park Ice Skating Trail, then explore the activities along Lake of the Isles, then test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game, and finally have some family-friendly fun at FlyOver America.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Minneapolis trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Atlanta to Minneapolis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to Minneapolis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in December, expect Minneapolis to be cooler, temps between -2°C and -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.

Minnesota travel guide

4.4
Room Escape Games · History Museums · Shopping Malls
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.