8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Cambridge
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Chicago

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Columbus

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.
On the 13th (Sat), wander the streets of Easton Town Center and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Columbus trip maker website.

Chicago to Columbus is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. April in Columbus sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Columbus

Neighborhoods Shopping Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Easton Town Center ©
Easton Town Center
Room Escape Games

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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.
On the 14th (Sun), learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial. On your second day here, get lost in a book at Library of Congress, then pause for some photo ops at 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.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Washington DC fast, fun, and easy.

You can fly from Columbus to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Columbus in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial ©
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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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), observe the fascinating underwater world at National Aquarium, catch a live event at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baltimore Basilica.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Baltimore online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Baltimore takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

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

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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): get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and finally ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planner.

Traveling by train from Baltimore to Philadelphia takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

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.
On the 18th (Thu), go for a walk through Central Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building and then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New York City vacation maker website.

Take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in New York City, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Cambridge.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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night
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), don't miss a visit to Memorial Hall, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Harvard University, and then get lost in a book at Schlesinger Library.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cambridge day trip planning site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Cambridge in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in Cambridge at 56°F and lows at 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Harvard University ©
Harvard University
Memorial Hall ©
Memorial Hall

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