22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
bus:  2 h
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Cadillac
— 8 nights
flight:  1 h
5
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  21 h
End: Frankfurt

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Met Cloisters and Photography Tours. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our New York City day trip website.

Frankfurt, Germany to New York City is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Frankfurt to New York City. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Frankfurt in May since evenings lows in New York City dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Brooklyn, New York Botanical Garden
Find places to stay May 8 — 14:
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The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
Central Park ©
Central Park
Food Tours

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia online vacation builder.

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 in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Escape Game Chicago and Lake Michigan. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, admire the landmark architecture of Holy Name Cathedral, and visit The Loop.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip builder site.

You can fly from Philadelphia to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Cadillac.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lake Michigan
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:
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Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
The Escape Game Chicago ©
The Escape Game Chicago
Crown Fountain ©
Crown Fountain

8
nights
Cadillac

Cadillac ©
Cadillac is a city in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ziibiwing Center and Michigan Fireman's Memorial. Get out of town with these interesting Cadillac side-trips: Civilian Conservation Corps Museum (in Roscommon), Thompsonville (Mountain Ridge Course & Iron Fish Distillery) and Grayling (Mason Tract Pathway & Kayaking & Canoeing). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Manistee Historical Museum, have fun and explore at Port of Ludington Maritime Museum, make a trip to Coopersville Old West Town, and take a leisurely stroll along Manistee Riverwalk.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cadillac online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Chicago to Cadillac in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Chicago to Cadillac, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 6°C in Cadillac. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Cadillac

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Petoskey, Ludington, Roscommon, Grayling, Manistee
Find places to stay May 19 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Eldorado Golf Course ©
Eldorado Golf Course
Ziibiwing Center ©
Ziibiwing Center
Manistee Historical Museum ©
Manistee Historical Museum

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, thenwalk around Millennium Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Cadillac to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cadillac in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Chicago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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