7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
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New York City
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Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 16th (Sat), have fun and explore at Chicago Children's Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally get in on the family fun at Fox in a Box Chicago.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago itinerary maker.

Minneapolis to Chicago is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in January, things will get a bit warmer in Chicago: highs are around 32°F and lows about 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Washington DC

— 1 night
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 18th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip planner.

Getting from Chicago to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, Washington DC is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 44°F and lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, stroll around The High Line, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planning site.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Washington DC in January since evenings lows in New York City dip to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.