21 days in East Coast of USA & Chicago Itinerary

21 days in East Coast of USA & Chicago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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New York City
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Chicago
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Miami Beach
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Key West
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Orlando
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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 enjoy Fifth Avenue and Empire State Building. Visiting Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Liberty State Park will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New York City online trip planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to New York City is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lahore to New York City, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lahore in December, you will find days in New York City are colder (10°C), and nights are a bit cooler (2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 21st (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the exciting artwork at Chicago Cultural Center, and finally admire the striking features of Reliance Building. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo.

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Fly from New York City to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Chicago

Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Miami Beach

— 2 nights

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): wander the streets of Lincoln Road, deepen your understanding at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Art Deco Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Ocean Drive, then don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace, and then make a trip to Collins Avenue.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Miami Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, Miami Beach is much hotter than Chicago - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Key West

— 4 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Take a break from the city and head to Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Scuba & Snorkeling. Do your shopping at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery and KEPart Studio-Gallery. There's lots more to do: stop by We Cycle, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, and see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami Beach to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Orlando

— 6 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Family-friendly places like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort will thrill your kids. Head to The Mall at Millenia and Disney Springsfor some retail therapy. Pack the 2nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. It doesn't end there: discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park and get in on the family fun at SeaWorld.

For ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando tour planner.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in December, Orlando is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Shopping