20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly to Hilton Head, Taxi to Savannah
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Savannah
— 1 night
Train
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Charleston
— 1 night
Fly
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Boston
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 1 night
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Train to Toronto, Fly to Paris

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Chicago — 2 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 12th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo and then admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): admire the striking features of Reliance Building, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then stroll around Millennium Park, and finally laugh and play at Fox in a Box Chicago.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago sightseeing planner.

Paris, France to Chicago is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Chicago, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Chicago: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. You will leave for New Orleans on the 14th (Sun).
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New Orleans — 2 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Carousel Gardens and then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally make a trip to French Quarter.

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You can fly from Chicago to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 32°C in New Orleans. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savannah.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Savannah — 1 night

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, then learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Savannah trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New Orleans to Savannah in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in August: highs in Savannah hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Charleston.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Charleston — 1 night

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 18th (Thu), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Charleston trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Savannah to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Charleston, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 3 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: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at The Pentagon, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

Getting from Charleston to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can fly to New York City.
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New York City — 4 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: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City travel route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Boston.
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Boston — 2 nights

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 26th (Fri): have fun and explore at Boston Children's Museum, get advice or help at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, then walk around Boston Public Garden, and finally don't miss a visit to Louisburg Square.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Boston holiday planning tool.

Fly from New York City to Boston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°C in Boston. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly to Chicago.
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Side Trip

Chicago — 1 night

On the 28th (Sun), engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Chicago trip planner.

You can fly from Boston to Chicago in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can fly to Niagara Falls.
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Niagara Falls — 3 nights

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Forest Lawn, and then walk around Niawanda Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Niagara Falls takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Niagara Falls is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Niagara Falls. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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