7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h
1
Columbus
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Baltimore
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Cambridge
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Chicago

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Columbus

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take a stroll through Easton Town Center, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Columbus route planner.

Chicago to Columbus is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Columbus. In April, daytime highs in Columbus are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Columbus

Neighborhoods Fun & Games Shopping
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Room Escape Games
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum ©
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum

1
night
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Korean War Veterans Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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Traveling by flight from Columbus to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Columbus in April since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): meet the residents at National Aquarium, then admire all the interesting features of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and then take in the history at Fort McHenry National Monument.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Baltimore trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Baltimore in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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National Aquarium ©
National Aquarium
Oriole Park at Camden Yards ©
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Fort McHenry National Monument ©
Fort McHenry National Monument

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

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You can take a train from Baltimore to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then make a trip to Central Park. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, then see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in New York City sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cambridge.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Best known as the location of two internationally renowned universities, Cambridge sits just across the Charles River from Boston.
On the 20th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of Saint Paul, don't miss a visit to Memorial Hall, then take in the architecture and design of Harvard University, and finally browse the collection at Schlesinger Library.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cambridge visit planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Cambridge takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, Cambridge is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cambridge

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Harvard University ©
Harvard University
Parish of Saint Paul ©
Parish of Saint Paul

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