14 days in Chicago, East Coast of USA & Philadelphia Itinerary

14 days in Chicago, East Coast of USA & Philadelphia Itinerary

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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
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Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 1st (Thu), make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, then stroll around Millennium Park, and finally explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and then take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago sightseeing planner.

Seattle to Chicago is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Chicago is 2 hours. Traveling from Seattle in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 40°F in Chicago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Washington DC

— 3 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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park.

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Fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in April; daily highs in Washington DC reach 68°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, then hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally appreciate the history behind Rocky Statue. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Franklin Institute, admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, and then take a stroll around Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

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Take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, stroll around The High Line, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

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You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. April in New York City sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Niagara Falls

— 3 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Change things up with these side-trips from Niagara Falls: Buffalo (Canalside & Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Niagara, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, and take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

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Traveling by flight from New York City to Niagara Falls takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in April; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 55°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos · Nature

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