24 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Train
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Bloomington
— 10 nights
Drive
5
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26

New York City — 4 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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, take a stroll through Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

Plan my day in New York City using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Berlin, Germany to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Berlin to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.
more
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Hagley Museum And Library (in Wilmington). There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, and appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.
more
Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos
Side Trips

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.
On the 8th (Tue), get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at White House, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip builder app.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly to Bloomington.
more
Museums

Bloomington — 10 nights

Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. state of Indiana. Change things up with these side-trips from Bloomington: French Lick Casino (in French Lick), McCormick's Creek State Park (in Spencer) and Exotic Feline Rescue Center (in Centerpoint). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at The Miller House and Garden, see the interesting displays at Wylie House Museum, contemplate the long history of Brown County Pioneer Museum and Old Log Jail, and get a dose of the wild on Rawhide Ranch Activities.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bloomington itinerary planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Bloomington by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bloomington when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to fly to Chicago.
more
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Chicago — 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, engage your brain at Field Museum, laugh and play at Navy Pier, and walk around Millennium Park.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chicago online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Bloomington to Chicago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August in Chicago, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
more
Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

United States travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
more