38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Ocean City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Baltimore
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sharpsburg
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
5
Detroit
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Cave City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Louisville
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Chicago
— 8 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Warsaw

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bushkill Falls and Speed Boats Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site and Frick Collection. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt (in Hyde Park) and Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at New York Public Library, walk around Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

For reviews and other tourist information, read our New York City day trip planning app .

Warsaw, Poland to New York City is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Warsaw in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Bushkill Falls
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

2
nights
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Ocean City Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean City Beach, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Assateague State Park, then examine the collection at Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Calvin B. Taylor House Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ocean City tour site .

Getting from New York City to Ocean City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Ocean City are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Berlin, Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Calvin B. Taylor House Museum ©
Calvin B. Taylor House Museum
Assateague State Park ©
Assateague State Park

4
nights
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Take a break from the city and head to Fort McHenry National Monument and Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary. You'll explore and learn at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and The Walters Art Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Annapolis (Annapolis Historic District & U.S. Naval Academy). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Historic Ships in Baltimore, take in the exciting artwork at Loring Cornish Gallery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, and get to know the fascinating history of Fell's Point.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Baltimore online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ocean City to Baltimore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Baltimore are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sharpsburg.

Things to do in Baltimore

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Annapolis, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum ©
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

1
night
Sharpsburg

Sharpsburg ©
Sharpsburg is a town in Washington County, Maryland, United States, located approximately 13mi south of Hagerstown. On the 31st (Sat), steep yourself in history at Tolson's Chapel and then take in the history at Antietam National Battlefield.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sharpsburg online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Baltimore to Sharpsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Baltimore in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sharpsburg, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Sharpsburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Tolson's Chapel ©
Tolson's Chapel

6
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Get a sense of the local culture at Toledo Museum of Art and Detroit Institute of Arts. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Motown Museum and Cedar Point. Explore Detroit's surroundings by going to Frankenmuth (Frankenmuth Lager Mill & Bronner's Christmas Wonderland), Toledo (Toledo Zoo & National Museum of the Great Lakes) and Whaley House Museum (in Flint). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Greenfield Village, take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront, steep yourself in history at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, and make a trip to Port Clinton Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Detroit trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Sharpsburg to Detroit with the Route module. In August in Detroit, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Dearborn, Frankenmuth, Monroe, Cedar Point
Highlights from your plan
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

2
nights
Lexington

Lexington
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 7th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter and then sample the tasty concoctions at Woodford Reserve Distillery. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Buffalo Trace Distillery, and then shop like a local with Damselfly Gallery.

Plan my day in Lexington using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Detroit to Lexington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Detroit in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Lexington, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Woodford Reserve Distillery, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Ark Encounter, Damselfly Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery

3
nights
Cave City

Cave City ©
Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
Let the collections at National Corvette Museum and South Central Kentucky Cultural Center capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Mammoth Cave National Park and Cedar Sink Trail. Take a break from Cave City with a short trip to Lost River Cave in Bowling Green, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: trek along Fat Man's Misery, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tall Man's Misery.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cave City trip planner.

You can drive from Lexington to Cave City in 2 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Bowling Green, South Central Kentucky Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Lost River Cave ©
Lost River Cave

4
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Muhammad Ali Center and Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Your inner history buff will appreciate Churchill Downs and Louisville Mega Cavern. Get out of town with these interesting Louisville side-trips: Creation Museum (in Petersburg), Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown) and Maker's Mark (in Loretto). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge, explore the galleries of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Louisville road trip app .

Drive from Cave City to Louisville in 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cave City to Louisville due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Maker's Mark, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, Creation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Creation Museum
Creation Museum

8
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Visiting Starved Rock State Park and Lakefront Trail will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Chicago Riverwalk and Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Pontiac (IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum & Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum) and South Bend (The Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the striking features of Chicago Cultural Center, see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, and get your game on at The Escape Game Chicago.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chicago travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Louisville to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Chicago are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

South Bend, Pontiac, Lake Michigan, Starved Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail

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