9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
train:  30​min
1
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Charleston
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
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 5th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then examine the collection at New York Public Library, and finally wander the streets of Times Square. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City day trip planner.

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In June in New York City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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 7th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC tour itinerary tool .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

1
night
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 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chicago online holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 81°F and lows are around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Fourth Presbyterian Church ©
Fourth Presbyterian Church

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, wander the streets of Royal Street, then see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in June, New Orleans is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Patriots Point and One Of A Kind. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Angel Oak Tree. Step out of Charleston to go to Moores Landing and see Boneyard Beach, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, don't miss a visit to Riley Waterfront Park, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Charleston trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from New Orleans to Charleston in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Charleston. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New Orleans in June since evenings lows in Charleston dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Patriots Point, Boneyard Beach, Angel Oak Tree
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

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