9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Seoul

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 13th (Sat), get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago road trip planning site .

If you are flying in from South Korea, the closest major airports are Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport and South Bend Regional Airport. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Chicago

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Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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night
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 find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cleveland trip planning app .

You can fly from Chicago to Cleveland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In June in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll set off for Niagara Falls on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Museums Outdoors

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Niagara, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Darien Lake Amusement Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Niagara Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cleveland in June since evenings lows in Niagara Falls dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Wed) before leaving for Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Theme Parks

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Darien Lake Amusement Park
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Aquarium of Niagara ©
Aquarium of Niagara
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 35°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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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 19th (Fri), examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 21°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Central Park ©
Central Park
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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