25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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Boston
— 3 nights
2
New York City
— 3 nights
3
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
5
Columbus
— 3 nights
6
Cleveland
— 2 nights
7
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
8
Detroit
— 2 nights
9
Chicago
— 3 nights

3
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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.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library and USS Cassin Young will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to North End and USS Constitution Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Salem (Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery, Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre, &more) and Minute Man National Historical Park (in Concord). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Old State House, steep yourself in history at Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill, gain some tasty knowledge on Salem Food Tours, and browse the exhibits of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House.

Plan trip to Boston with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

London, UK to Boston is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. In October in Boston, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Salem, Cambridge, Concord, Lexington
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North End ©
North End
John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library ©
USS Constitution Museum ©
USS Constitution 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ground Zero Museum Workshop and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Greenwich Village. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, take a stroll through SoHo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City travel route builder site.

You can fly from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in October, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 8th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, take an in-depth tour of Independence Seaport Museum, browse the exhibits of Battleship New Jersey, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally examine the collection at Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Mercer Museum, explore the galleries of Michener Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, then contemplate the long history of Christ Church, then take an in-depth tour of National Liberty Museum, and finally shop like a local with Philadelphia's Magic Gardens.

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

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Doylestown, Battleship New Jersey
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Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Michener Art Museum ©
Michener Art Museum

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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.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum of African American History and Culture and The National Archives Museum. Get some cultural insight at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Old Town. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, examine the collection at Museum of the Bible, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Town, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Columbus

Columbus ©
More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
On the 13th (Wed), stroll through Sharon Woods Metro Park, get engrossed in the history at Ohio History Center, sample some tasty brews at Pedal Wagon Columbus, then examine the collection at Central Ohio Fire Museum, and finally stop by Arena District. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Cantwell Cliffs, look for all kinds of wild species at Rock Bridge, steep yourself in history at Sherman House Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Motts Military Museum, and finally examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Columbus trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Columbus takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Columbus, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cleveland.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rock Bridge, Sherman House Museum, Motts Military Museum, Cantwell Cliffs
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
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Pedal Wagon Columbus ©
Pedal Wagon Columbus
Motts Military Museum ©
Motts Military Museum
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum ©
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Laurentia Vineyard and Winery. Get outdoors at Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail and Maple Highlands Trail. Step out of Cleveland to go to Geneva and see Hundley Cellars, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to A Christmas Story House, steep yourself in history at Wade Memorial Chapel, and get to know the fascinating history of Historic Kirtland.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cleveland road trip planning site.

Drive from Columbus to Cleveland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kirtland, Laurentia Vineyard and Winery, Hundley Cellars, Maple Highlands Trail
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
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A Christmas Story House ©
A Christmas Story House
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 17th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bellefontaine Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at National Blues Museum, and finally visit Central West End.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Saint Louis online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Cleveland to Saint Louis in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cleveland to Saint Louis due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cleveland in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint Louis: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
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Holocaust Museum and Learning Center ©
Holocaust Museum and Learning Center
The National Museum of Transportation ©
The National Museum of Transportation
National Blues Museum ©
National Blues Museum

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 20th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St. Mary's Church, get a new perspective on nature at DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, then steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, and finally examine the collection at Arab American National Museum. On the next day, trek along Paint Creek Trail, steep yourself in history at Yates Cider Mill, then explore the world behind art at Cranbrook Art Museum, and finally stop by Polish Art Center.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Detroit trip builder tool.

Getting from Saint Louis to Detroit by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Detroit is 1 hour. When traveling from Saint Louis in October, plan for little chillier days in Detroit, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Arab American National Museum, Cranbrook Art Museum, Paint Creek Trail, Polish Art Center, Yates Cider Mill
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:
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Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum
Arab American National Museum ©
Arab American National Museum

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, see the interesting displays at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, then trek along Lakefront Trail, then wander the streets of The Loop, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverwalk Lot, brush up on your military savvy at Cantigny Park, admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, and finally explore the activities along Chicago River.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Detroit to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Chicago. In October in Chicago, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Riverwalk Lot, Cantigny Park
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Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk

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