8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
4
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Chicago

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and then enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Chicago. In April, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums
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Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
360 Chicago Observation Deck ©
360 Chicago Observation Deck

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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): examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial. On the next day, get your bearings at Library of Congress, pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, 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.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Washington DC is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in April: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 68°F and lows are around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City itinerary planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in April, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Boston.

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
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 19th (Fri), take a stroll through North End, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Leonard of Port Maurice, then don't miss a visit to Boston Public Library, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, then stroll through Boston Common, then explore the galleries of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and finally make a trip to Kevin Hagen White Statue.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Boston trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get slightly colder in Boston: highs are around 56°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Faneuil Hall Marketplace ©
Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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