51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

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51 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Nags Head
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Suffolk
— 12 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Urbana
— 11 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 16 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
End: New York City

10
nights
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Family-friendly places like Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach and Parasailing & Paragliding will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nags Head: Carova Beach (in Carova), Corolla (Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, & more) and Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum (in Rodanthe). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 11th (Tue) at H2OBX Waterpark. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park, kick back and relax at Coquina Beach, admire all the interesting features of Island Farm, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nags Head trip planner .

New York City to Nags Head is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Nags Head can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Suffolk.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Corolla, Manteo, Kill Devil Hills, Ocracoke, Duck
Highlights from your plan
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

12
nights
Suffolk

Suffolk ©
Suffolk is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Family-friendly places like Sylvan Heights Bird Park and Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum will thrill your kids. Explore Suffolk's surroundings by going to Merchants Millpond State Park (in Gatesville), Edenton (1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, & more) and Historic Hope Plantation (in Windsor). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Albemarle, see the interesting displays at Jim Catfish Hunter Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Bacon's Castle.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Suffolk trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nags Head to Suffolk in 2 hours. Traveling from Nags Head in June, Suffolk is little chillier at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Urbana.

Things to do in Suffolk

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Edenton, Smithfield, Elizabeth City, Plymouth, Surry
Highlights from your plan
Sylvan Heights Bird Park ©
Sylvan Heights Bird Park
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Windsor Castle Park ©
Windsor Castle Park

11
nights
Urbana

Urbana ©
Urbana is a city in and the county seat of Champaign County, Illinois, United States. Kids will enjoy Sholem Aquatic Center and Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Urbana: Pontiac (Museum of the Gilding Arts, Livingston County Courthouse, & more), Weber House and Garden (in Streator) and Standard Oil Gas Station (in Odell). The adventure continues: trek along Busey Woods, get lost in a book at Champaign Public Library, shop like a local with Larry Kanfer Photography Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hessel Park.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Urbana online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Suffolk to Urbana. The time zone difference when traveling from Suffolk to Urbana is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Suffolk in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 63°F in Urbana. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Urbana

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Champaign, Pontiac, Carpenter Creek Cellars, Weber House and Garden, Standard Oil Gas Station
Highlights from your plan
Busey Woods ©
Busey Woods
Sholem Aquatic Center ©
Sholem Aquatic Center
Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch ©
Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch

16
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Family-friendly places like Museum of Science and Industry and Wrigley Field will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Six Flags Great America (in Gurnee), Saint Joseph (Silver Beach County Park, Silver Beach Carousel, & more) and First Division Museum at Cantigny (in Wheaton). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and examine the collection at The Field Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Urbana to Chicago takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Chicago are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, Oak Park, South Bend, First Division Museum at Cantigny, Santa's Village Azoosment Park
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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