9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Pittsburgh
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
West Lafayette
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Madison
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Cleveland
— 1 day
Fly + Bus:  4​h
8
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Washington DC
— 1 night
End: Washington DC

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
On the 13th (Thu), get your game on at LumberjAxes.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pittsburgh online trip maker .

Washington DC to Pittsburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: high temperatures in Pittsburgh hover around 79°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to West Lafayette.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Fun & Games

Side Trip

LumberjAxes

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West Lafayette

West Lafayette
West Lafayette is a city in Wabash Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, about 65mi northwest of the state capital of Indianapolis and 103mi southeast of Chicago. To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our West Lafayette online road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pittsburgh to West Lafayette. In June, daily temperatures in West Lafayette can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel to Chicago.

Things to do in West Lafayette

Parks Museums Theme Parks

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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 15th (Sat): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chicago route planner .

Drive from West Lafayette to Chicago in 2.5 hours. Traveling from West Lafayette to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Chicago, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Madison.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

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Madison

Madison
Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Madison road trip planning app .

Getting from Chicago to Madison by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chicago in June, plan for little chillier nights in Madison, with lows around 58°F. On the 16th (Sun), you're off toYellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Madison

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 17th (Mon), witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Madison to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Madison to Yellowstone National Park is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Madison, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Cleveland

Cleveland
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cleveland trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Cleveland takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Cleveland. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in Cleveland at 77°F and lows at 64°F. On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Museums Outdoors

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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 20th (Thu), examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City holiday maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cleveland to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in New York City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and then get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip tool .

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 a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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