15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
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Chicago
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Knoxville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Norfolk
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Washington DC
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
8
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
New Haven
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
10
Providence
— 1 night
train:  45​min
11
Boston
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
12
Bangor
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
13
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Chicago

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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 6th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and then test your team's savvy at Team vs Time.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chicago tour itinerary maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Chicago. In January in Chicago, expect temperatures between 32°F during the day and 18°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
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Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the natural beauty at UT Gardens, then stroll around High Ground Park & River Bluff Wildlife Area, and finally don't miss a visit to East Tennessee Veterans Memorial.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Knoxville trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Knoxville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Knoxville. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in January, with highs in Knoxville at 47°F and lows at 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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UT Gardens ©
UT Gardens
Room Escape Games
East Tennessee Veterans Memorial ©

1
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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, then test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), then have some family-friendly fun at The Rabbit Hole VR, and finally have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner .

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. January in Nashville sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Nashville

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

1
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Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 9th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Fletcher Park, get your game on at Sky Zone Trampoline Park Raleigh, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally hike along Neuse River Trail.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Raleigh visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Raleigh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Raleigh. In January, daytime highs in Raleigh are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Norfolk.

Things to do in Raleigh

Fun & Games Parks Outdoors
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Sky Zone Trampoline Park Raleigh ©
Sky Zone Trampoline Park Raleigh
Neuse River Trail ©
Neuse River Trail
Room Escape Games

1
night
Norfolk

Norfolk ©
Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Coelacanth Brewing Company, explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, then examine the collection at The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skystar Wheel.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Norfolk online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Norfolk takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Norfolk

Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art
The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio ©
The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio
Coelacanth Brewing Company ©
Coelacanth Brewing Company

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Washington DC day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Norfolk to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Norfolk in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Washington DC, with highs around 44°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

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 12th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then explore the world behind art at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and then get in on the excitement at Urban Axes Philadelphia.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Fun & Games
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Urban Axes Philadelphia ©
Urban Axes Philadelphia
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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nights
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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, make a trip to Empire State Building, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New York City online travel planner .

Take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in New York City sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to New Haven.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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night
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. On the 16th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Knights of Columbus Museum, then snap pictures at Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, and finally get lost in a book at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New Haven itinerary builder tool .

Drive from New York City to New Haven in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in January, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Providence.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums
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Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Knights of Columbus Museum ©
Knights of Columbus Museum

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Providence

Providence ©
Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of our Lady of La Salette, then relax in the rural setting at Historic Jacob Hill Farm, then browse the exhibits of Lippitt House Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Providence vacation maker app .

You can take a train from New Haven to Providence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Providence sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 22°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Boston.

Things to do in Providence

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Historic Jacob Hill Farm, National Shrine of our Lady of La Salette
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:
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Room Escape Games
Historic Jacob Hill Farm ©
Historic Jacob Hill Farm

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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 (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then look for gifts at Brookline Booksmith, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Boston travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Providence to Boston by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bangor.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brookline Booksmith, Mount Auburn Cemetery
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Brookline Booksmith ©
Brookline Booksmith

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Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. On the 19th (Sun), trek along Kenduskeag Stream Heritage Trail, examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Garden Cemetery.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bangor itinerary planner.

Drive from Boston to Bangor in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Boston in January: high temperatures in Bangor hover around 29°F and lows are around 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Bangor

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Cole Land Transportation Museum ©
Cole Land Transportation Museum
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery

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night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation, then stroll through Niagara Wine Trail USA, then don't miss a visit to Schoellkopf Power Station, and finally make a trip to Third Street Art Alley.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Bangor to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Bangor in January, Niagara Falls is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Outdoors Trails Parks
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Wine Trail USA ©
Niagara Wine Trail USA
Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation ©
Schoellkopf Power Station ©
Schoellkopf Power Station

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