5 days in Continental USA Itinerary

5 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Drive
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West Nyack
— 1 day
Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Chicago
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Chicago
— 1 night
Fly
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Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
Fly
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Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive
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Baltimore
— 1 night
Train

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West Nyack

— 1 day
West Nyack is a hamlet and census-designated place in the town of Clarkstown, Rockland County, New York, United States. To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the West Nyack travel planner.

New York City to West Nyack is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get slightly colder in West Nyack: highs are around 43°F and lows about 31°F. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to Chicago.

Things to do in West Nyack

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from West Nyack to Chicago. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from West Nyack in December, with highs in Chicago at 38°F and lows at 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Pigeon Forge

— 1 night

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
On the 7th (Tue), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge trip planner.

Fly from Chicago to Pigeon Forge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in December, with highs in Pigeon Forge at 53°F and lows at 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Breweries & Distilleries · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Washington DC day trip planning tool.

Fly from Pigeon Forge to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Baltimore

— 1 night

City of Firsts

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.
On the 9th (Thu), try your luck at Horseshoe Casino and then admire the masterpieces at The Walters Art Museum.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Baltimore journey planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Baltimore sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums

Illinois travel guide

4.4
Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theme Parks
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

Maryland travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Specialty Museums · Aquariums
The Old Line State
Perhaps best known as the birthplace of religious and political freedom in the United States, Maryland retains the spirit of colonial America, with stately 18th-century villages and historical landmarks. Although it's one of the nation's smallest states, there is no shortage of things to do here and you may find your itinerary fills up quickly. Make time in your vacation to tour Maryland's diverse landscape, which includes mountain peaks, picturesque Atlantic coastline, and the bustling city of Baltimore. Military buffs will enjoy touring the state's four Civil War Trails, where you can follow the footsteps of U.S. soldiers, or visiting the port city of Annapolis, home to the United States Naval Academy.