17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly + Drive:  24 h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Columbus
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Karachi

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, make a trip to Times Square, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary website .

Karachi, Pakistan to New York City is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Karachi to New York City. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Karachi in June: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Bring the kids along to Museum of Science and Industry and The Field Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Silver Beach Carousel in Saint Joseph (about 1h 40 min away). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, walk around Milton Lee Olive Park, and take in the waterfront at Navy Pier.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. June in Chicago sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Silver Beach Carousel
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Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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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 16th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Christopher Columbus Statue, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then have some family-friendly fun at Columbus Axe Throwing. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, observe the fascinating underwater world at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and then admire the natural beauty at Dawes Arboretum.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Columbus trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Columbus in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Columbus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Dawes Arboretum, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Zipline
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium ©
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Zipline
Columbus Axe Throwing ©
Columbus Axe Throwing

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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 visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Washington DC holiday planner .

Getting from Columbus to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Columbus in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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