23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Boston
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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New York City
— 1 night
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West Palm Beach
— 5 nights
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Chicago

— 5 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, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago sightseeing planning app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Chicago. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Boston.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Boston

— 2 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.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts and then stroll around Boston Public Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, then wander the streets of North End, and finally walk around Boston Common.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Boston trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Boston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Washington DC

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, browse the collection at Library of Congress, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner.

Fly from Boston to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in December; daily highs in Washington DC reach 51°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 21st (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of City Hall Visitor Center, enjoy some music at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, stroll around Love Park, steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, then appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and finally hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Brandywine River Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally wander the streets of Boathouse Row.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia online visit planner.

Take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New York City

— 3 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, get great views at Top of the Rock, go for a walk through Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City online attractions planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Niagara, then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, and finally try to win big at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, then admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, and then brush up on your military savvy at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip app.

Fly from New York City to Niagara Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 38°F and lows are around 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Museums · Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

New York City

— 1 night

Big Apple

On the 28th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, then admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 48°F and lows are around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to West Palm Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites

West Palm Beach

— 5 nights

Orchid City

With a warm climate and sandy stretches, it's no surprise that West Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Palm Beach: Delray Beach (Atlantic Avenue, Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, &more), Lion Country Safari (in Loxahatchee) and Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (in Boca Raton). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, visit Downtown West Palm Beach, revel in the low prices at Palm Beach Outlets, and browse the different shops at The Square.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read West Palm Beach sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to West Palm Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, West Palm Beach is warmer than New York City - with highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in West Palm Beach

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.