19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Boston
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Houston
— 1 night

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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 16th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Marquette Building, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, walk around Millennium Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, then get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, and finally ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chicago journey maker site.

Auckland, New Zealand to Chicago is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Auckland to Chicago due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Louisburg Square, and finally walk around Boston Common. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): wander the streets of North End, walk around Rose Kennedy Greenway, then get lost in a book at Boston Public Library, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston day trip planning tool.

Fly from Chicago to Boston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Boston are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and go for a walk through The High Line.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New York City vacation site.

Traveling by flight from Boston to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 23rd (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Rodin Museum ©
Rodin 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.
On the 24th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC route maker app.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nashville trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Nashville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Nashville, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill)
Beer Tastings & Tours

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nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 27th (Wed), steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then stop by Memphis Music, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip tool.

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. May in Memphis sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Memphis Music ©
Memphis Music

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nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, stroll around New Orleans City Park, and get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Memphis to New Orleans takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in May, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are a bit warmer (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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night
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Water Wall and then engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Houston trip planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in May: highs in Houston hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Childrens Museums · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

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