9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  1​h
1
Carol Stream
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Gettysburg
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Baltimore
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Salem
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
7
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Chicago

1
day
Carol Stream

Carol Stream ©
Carol Stream is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Morton Arboretum, browse the exhibits of Cantigny Park, then meet the residents at Cosley Zoo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Carol Stream trip itinerary maker tool .

Chicago to Carol Stream is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Carol Stream when traveling from Chicago in June, with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Carol Stream

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Wheaton, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Morton Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Cosley Zoo ©
Cosley Zoo
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir ©
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

1
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Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, explore and take pictures at Gettysburg National Military Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, then steep yourself in history at Jennie Wade House, and finally contemplate the long history of Dobbin House Tavern.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gettysburg driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Carol Stream to Gettysburg. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Carol Stream to Gettysburg due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio

1
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 18th (Tue), take a stroll through Fell's Point.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Baltimore trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and subway; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Gettysburg in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Baltimore, with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Aquarium ©
National Aquarium
Fell's Point ©
Fell's Point

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Baltimore to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planning site .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in New York City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in New York City

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

2
nights
Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): appreciate the history behind Bewitched Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery, explore the historical opulence of Hammond Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Good Harbor Beach, then contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Wicked Good Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Pickering Wharf, see the interesting displays at Salem Witch Museum, then examine the collection at Peabody Essex Museum, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Halibut Point State Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Salem day trip planner .

Traveling by car from New York City to Salem takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Salem when traveling from New York City in June, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Boston.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gloucester, Halibut Point State Park
Highlights from your plan
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Good Harbor Beach ©
Good Harbor Beach

2
nights
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 23rd (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery, take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, then contemplate the long history of Orchard House, then contemplate the long history of North Bridge, and finally admire the majestic nature at Walden Pond State Reservation.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Boston day trip planning app .

Boston is just a short distance from Salem. In June, daytime highs in Boston are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Concord, Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

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