21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Miami
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Get in touch with nature at Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Stony Man Mountain Hike (in Luray), Breezy Point Beach and Campground (in Chesapeake Beach) and Horseshoe Casino Baltimore (in Baltimore). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, and stop by Politics & Prose Bookstore.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Washington DC. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Breezy Point Beach, Stony Man Mountain Overlook, Horseshoe Casino
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Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
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.
On the 24th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then take a stroll through Times Square, and finally appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Gateway National Recreation and then take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the New York City route website .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, you will find days in New York City are little chillier (80°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Swedish American Museum, meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ohio Street Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

2
nights
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Go for a jaunt from Indianapolis to Bloomington to see Oliver Winery about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Indianapolis Zoo, examine the collection at Eiteljorg Museum, indulge your taste buds at Rocket Fizz Indianapolis, and see a show at Old National Centre.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Indianapolis trip planner .

You can drive from Chicago to Indianapolis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Indianapolis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Indianapolis can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Oliver Winery
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Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Room Escape Games
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Shark Valley and Anhinga Trail. For shopping fun, head to Lincoln Road or Ocean Drive. Venture out of the city with trips to Gumbo Limbo Trail (in Everglades National Park), Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale Beach & Las Olas Beach) and Sawgrass Mills (in Sunrise). Spend the 9th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at South Beach, stroll through Matheson Hammock Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, and take a stroll through Collins Avenue.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Miami trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Indianapolis to Miami takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Indianapolis in June: high temperatures in Miami hover around 89°F and lows are around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Fort Lauderdale, Scuba & Snorkeling, Hollywood Beach
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

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