8 days in United States Itinerary

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Cincinnati
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Trenton
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Baltimore
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New York City
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Cincinnati — 1 night

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
On the 31st (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Taft Museum of Art, take in nature's colorful creations at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cincinnati trip itinerary maker.

Chicago to Cincinnati is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Cincinnati, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Trenton.
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Trenton — 1 night

Trenton is the capital city of the U.S. state of New Jersey and the county seat of Mercer County. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): make a splash at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, then find something for the whole family at Six Flags Great Adventure, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Six Flags Safari. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pick up some local products at Trenton Farmers Market, then learn about all things military at Old Barracks Museum, and then snap pictures at Pennsylvania Bridge.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Trenton day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cincinnati to Trenton takes 9.5 hours. In August in Trenton, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Baltimore.
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Baltimore — 2 nights

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and then don't miss a visit to National Katyn Memorial.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Baltimore day trip planner.

You can drive from Trenton to Baltimore in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Trenton in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 71°F in Baltimore. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel to New York City.
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New York City — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): race across the water with a speed boat tour and then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the New York City road trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Baltimore to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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