22 days in New York City, Chicago & Washington DC Itinerary

22 days in New York City, Chicago & Washington DC Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Chicago
— 7 nights
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Washington DC
— 7 nights
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New York City
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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Kaunas, Lithuania to New York City is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kaunas to New York City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kaunas in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chicago

— 7 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and engage your brain at Field Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chicago attractions planning site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Chicago, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 7 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.
Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (State of Pennsylvania Monument, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in July: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 37°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

On the 30th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Turtle Pond, then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and then take in the waterfront at Weehawken Recreation Pier.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New York City trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Nature

Side Trip