8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Belleville
Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Belleville

1
day
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 19th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary planner.

Belleville to Chicago is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. In July, daytime highs in Chicago are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

3
nights
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 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Korean War Veterans Memorial, and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Mall.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Washington DC tour planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in July; daily highs in Washington DC reach 90°F and lows reach 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

2
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market and then browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and then don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): shop like a local with Bayside Marketplace and then take a stroll through Collins Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): shop like a local with Aventura Mall, then stop by Sawgrass Mills, and then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Miami vacation trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Miami takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Miami when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Aventura Mall, Sawgrass Mills
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Sawgrass Mills ©
Sawgrass Mills
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall

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