22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Chicago
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Boston
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New York City
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Miami
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Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
For shopping fun, head to The Magnificent Mile or Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. You'll explore and learn at The Art Institute of Chicago and Field Museum. Step out of Chicago to go to Glenview and see Glenview History Center, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and stroll around Millennium Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip app.

Emerald, Australia to Chicago is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Emerald to Chicago is minus 16 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Emerald in May; daily highs in Chicago reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boston

— 4 nights

Beantown

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Fine Arts and Old South Meeting House. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Newbury Street and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Chatham Lighthouse Beach (in Chatham), Parkers River Beach (in West Yarmouth) and Coast Guard Beach (in Eastham). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Craigville Beach, see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, contemplate the long history of Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum, and make a trip to Charles Street.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Boston journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Boston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Boston. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 9/11 Memorial and Fifth Avenue. Get some historical perspective at Ellis Island and New York City Hall. There's lots more to do: visit Times Square, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New York City road trip planning tool.

Fly from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Miami

— 6 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lincoln Road and Lock & Load Museum. Head to Collins Avenue and Garman Sculpture Worksfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Everglades National Park (Osceola panthers, Shark Valley Visitor Center, &more), Tavernier (Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center & Scooby's Popcorn) and Islamorada (Islamorada Brewery & Distillery & Fishing Charters & Tours). There's still lots to do: stroll through South Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfside Beach, explore the world behind art at Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA), and take a stroll through Miracle Mile.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Miami route app.

You can fly from New York City to Miami in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in Miami hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.