8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h
1
Columbus
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
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
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Cambridge
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Chicago

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hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): wander the streets of Easton Town Center and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Columbus itinerary 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Columbus

Shopping Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games

2
nights
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 14th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at Library of Congress, then appreciate the history behind Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial.

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You can fly from Columbus to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Columbus in April since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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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.
On the 16th (Tue), meet the residents at National Aquarium, admire all the interesting features of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baltimore Basilica.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Baltimore trip planner .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Baltimore in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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National Aquarium ©
National Aquarium
Oriole Park at Camden Yards ©
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
The Baltimore Basilica ©
The Baltimore Basilica

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): take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center, and finally take an in-depth tour of Independence Hall.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Baltimore to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): go for a walk through Central Park. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Empire State Building and then make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

Take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 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) early enough to travel to Cambridge.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the striking features of Memorial Hall, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Harvard University, and then get lost in a book at Schlesinger Library.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cambridge trip website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Cambridge in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in April; daily highs in Cambridge reach 56°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites
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Harvard University ©
Harvard University

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