8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  30​min
1
Wilmette
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Philadelphia
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Painesville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sandusky
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Perrysburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Chicago

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day
Wilmette

Wilmette ©
Wilmette is a village in New Trier Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. On the 22nd (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Emily Oaks Nature Center, then steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Wilmette online trip itinerary planner .

Chicago to Wilmette is an approximately half hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in March, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Wilmette

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Emily Oaks Nature Center, Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
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Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve ©
Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Emily Oaks Nature Center ©
Emily Oaks Nature Center

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wilmette to Philadelphia. The time zone difference when traveling from Wilmette to Philadelphia is 1 hour. In March, Philadelphia is a bit warmer than Wilmette - with highs of 50°F and lows of 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online journey planner .

Take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in New York City sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Painesville.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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night
Painesville

Painesville ©
Painesville is a city in and the county seat of Lake County, Ohio, United States, located along the Grand River. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Erie Bluffs, glide through natural beauty at Girdled Road Reservation, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Beaty Landing.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Painesville day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from New York City to Painesville with the Route module. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in Painesville at 42°F and lows at 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sandusky.

Things to do in Painesville

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Girdled Road Reservation, Lake Erie Bluffs
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Lake Erie Bluffs ©
Lake Erie Bluffs

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Sandusky

Sandusky
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Osborn Recreation Area, take a peaceful walk through James H. McBride Arboretum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Castalia Quarry Reserve.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sandusky trip planner .

Traveling by car from Painesville to Sandusky takes 2 hours. March in Sandusky sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Perrysburg.

Things to do in Sandusky

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Huron, Castalia Quarry Reserve
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2
nights
Perrysburg

Perrysburg ©
Perrysburg is a city in Wood County, Ohio, United States, along the south side of the Maumee River. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Black Swamp Bird Observatory, then trek along W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, and then identify plant and animal life at The 577 Foundation. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at William Henry Harrison Park and then explore the activities along White Star Quarry.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Perrysburg visit planner .

Traveling by car from Sandusky to Perrysburg takes 1.5 hours. In March in Perrysburg, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perrysburg

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Black Swamp Bird Observatory, White Star Quarry, William Henry Harrison Park
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Black Swamp Bird Observatory ©
Black Swamp Bird Observatory
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve ©
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve

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