8 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Fly to Roanoke
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— 3 nights
New York City
— 3 nights


Evanston — 1 day

Evanston is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States, north of downtown Chicago, bordered by Chicago to the south, Skokie to the west, and Wilmette to the north. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Rosewood Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Prairie Wolf Slough, then admire the masterpieces at Block Museum of Art, and finally deepen your understanding at Northwestern University.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Evanston route planner.

Chicago to Evanston is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In July in Evanston, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Roanoke.
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Roanoke — 1 night

Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. On the 23rd (Sun), admire the verdant scenery at Roanoke Valley Greenways and then stop by Chocolatepaper.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Roanoke online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Evanston to Roanoke. Traveling from Evanston to Roanoke, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Family-friendly places like Longwood Gardens and Philadelphia Museum of Art will thrill your kids. Step out of Philadelphia with an excursion to Valley Forge National Historical Park in Valley Forge--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, trek along Kelly Drive, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and steep yourself in history at Washington Square.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planner.

Fly from Roanoke to Philadelphia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to New York City.
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New York City — 3 nights

Big Apple

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 enjoy Central Park and Top of the Rock. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and take in the pleasant sights at The High Line.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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United States travel guide

More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.