30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Glasgow
Fly + bus:  16​h
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Frisco, Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Nags Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Surf City, Topsail Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
Glasgow

3
days
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Brooklyn Bridge Park. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, admire all the interesting features of Madison Square Garden, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City itinerary planner.

Glasgow, UK to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Glasgow to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Glasgow in November, with highs in New York City at 16°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Sightseeing Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Brooklyn Bridge Park
Highlights from your plan
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Food Tours
Madison Square Garden

3
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Korean War Veterans Memorial and National World War II Memorial. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, examine the collection at Newseum, and get lost in a book at Library of Congress.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC tour planner.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Frisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Sightseeing Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Korean War Veterans Memorial
National World War II Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

2
days
Frisco, Hatteras Island

Frisco is a small unincorporated community on the barrier island of Hatteras Island, between the villages of Buxton and Hatteras. On the 8th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Blue Pelican Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then stop by Harbor House Seafood Market.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Frisco custom trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Washington DC to Frisco. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in November since evenings lows in Frisco dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Frisco

Museums Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Hatteras Island, Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC, Kinnakeet Clay, Speed Boats Tours, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Blue Pelican Gallery
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Speed Boats Tours

2
days
Nags Head

Nags Head is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. On the 11th (Sat), enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, and finally stop by Salty Paws Biscuits. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by The Cotton Gin, then stroll through Sandy Run Park, and then take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nags Head vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Frisco to Nags Head takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Surf City.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Sightseeing Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sandy Run Park, Salty Paws Biscuits, Wright Brothers National Memorial, The Cotton Gin
Highlights from your plan
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Bodie Island Lighthouse

3
days
Surf City, Topsail Island

Surf City is a town in Pender and Onslow counties in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Soundside Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's lots more to do: tour the water at your own pace with Topsail Boat Rental, stop by Mia's Marketplace, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and have some family-friendly fun at Patio Playground.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Surf City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nags Head to Surf City in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nags Head in November since evenings lows in Surf City dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Surf City

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Patio Playground
Highlights from your plan
Topsail Boat Rental
Soundside Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
days
Wilmington

Wilmington is a port city and the county seat of New Hanover County in coastal southeastern North Carolina, United States. On the 16th (Thu), examine the collection at Burgwin-Wright Museum and Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Camp, and then learn about all things military at Battleship NORTH CAROLINA. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Oak Island Beaches, then make a trip to Southport Marina, and then stop by The Christmas House.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Wilmington travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Surf City to Wilmington in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Wilmington are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Sightseeing Beaches

Side Trips

Southport, Oak Island Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle Camp
Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
Oak Island Beaches

3
days
New Orleans

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Louis Cathedral and Royal Street. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Vacherie (Laura Plantation & Oak Alley Plantation). There's much more to do: stroll through New Orleans City Park, examine the collection at Mardi Gras World, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at immacuLate conception church.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans vacation trip planner.

You can fly from Wilmington to New Orleans in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Wilmington in November, New Orleans is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New Orleans

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Vacherie
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Cathedral
Royal Street
Oak Alley Plantation

2
days
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain and then admire the landmark architecture of 360 CHICAGO. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of B Harley Bradley House and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip generator.

You can fly from New Orleans to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from New Orleans in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Chicago, with highs around 11°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Chicago

Sightseeing Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Kankakee
Highlights from your plan
360 CHICAGO
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
B Harley Bradley House

5
days
Boston

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Marginal Way Walkway and Cliff Walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse (in York), Newport (The Breakers & Ocean Drive Historic District) and Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse (in New Castle). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, stroll through Salem Witch Trials Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and wander the streets of North End.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Boston sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Boston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Boston due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Boston are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Newport, Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, Marginal Way Walkway, Salem Witch Trials Memorial, Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway
The Breakers
Cliff Walk

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