14 days in Manchester, Washington DC & Chicago Itinerary

14 days in Manchester, Washington DC & Chicago Itinerary

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Washington DC, United States
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Chicago, United States
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Manchester, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manchester: Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle (in Tadcaster), Liverpool (The Beatles Story, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, &more) and York (York Minster, Ghost & Vampire Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Ladybower Reservoir, don't miss a visit to Manchester Cathedral, get curious at Science and Industry Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Parthian Climbing Manchester.

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London to Manchester is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. While traveling from London, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Manchester, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Manchester

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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Washington DC, United States

— 5 nights
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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Manchester to Washington DC takes 14.5 hours. Traveling from Manchester to Washington DC, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in August, with highs in Washington DC at 36°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Chicago, United States

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago. In August, daytime highs in Chicago are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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