18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Belfast
Bus + Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus:  4 h 30 min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Orlando
— 7 nights
Fly + Bus:  14 h
End: Belfast

3
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 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City trip maker website.

Belfast, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Belfast to New York City. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Belfast in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. On the 29th (Sat), you're off to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary site.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, walk around Millennium Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

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Getting from Washington DC to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

7
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Venture out of the city with trips to Merritt Island (Space Shuttle Atlantis & NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Saint Cloud). Pack the 4th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, make a trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

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You can fly from Chicago to Orlando in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in September: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 37°C and lows are around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Merritt Island, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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