10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
train:  1​h 15​min
1
Baltimore
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Helena
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
4
Cheyenne
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
5
Lincoln
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Branson
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
8
Lexington
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Charleston
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

1
day
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
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 3rd (Sun): meet the residents at National Aquarium, then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baltimore Basilica.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Baltimore trip itinerary maker .

Philadelphia to Baltimore is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Baltimore

Casinos Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino
National Aquarium ©
National Aquarium
The Baltimore Basilica ©
The Baltimore Basilica

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then make a trip to Space Needle, and finally explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo, then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and finally get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

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You can fly from Baltimore to Seattle in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Baltimore to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Baltimore in May, things will get a bit cooler in Seattle: highs are around 68°F and lows about 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helena.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): wander the wide-open spaces of Last Chance Ranch, contemplate the waterfront views at Hauser Lake, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Helena.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helena trip planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Helena in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Helena. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seattle in May since evenings lows in Helena dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Helena

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Last Chance Ranch ©
Last Chance Ranch
Hauser Lake ©
Hauser Lake

1
night
Cheyenne

Cheyenne ©
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Curt Gowdy State Park and then have fun and explore at Wyoming State Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cheyenne trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Helena to Cheyenne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Helena in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cheyenne: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Nature Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Curt Gowdy State Park ©
Curt Gowdy State Park
Wyoming State Museum
Wyoming State Museum

1
night
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. On the 8th (Fri), explore the engaging exhibits at Lincoln Children's Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed, and then admire the natural beauty at Hamann Rose Garden.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lincoln trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Cheyenne to Lincoln in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cheyenne to Lincoln is 1 hour. Traveling from Cheyenne in May, things will get a bit warmer in Lincoln: highs are around 74°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum of American Speed ©
Museum of American Speed
Lincoln Children's Museum ©
Lincoln Children's Museum
Hamann Rose Garden ©
Hamann Rose Garden

1
night
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kansas City trip planning site .

Drive from Lincoln to Kansas City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kansas City when traveling from Lincoln in May, with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Branson.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
Highlights from your plan
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

1
night
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
On the 10th (Sun), have some family-friendly fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure and then get in on the family fun at Silver Dollar City.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Branson travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Branson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
7D Dark Ride Adventure ©
7D Dark Ride Adventure
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City

1
night
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 11th (Mon), try your luck at Keeneland, experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lexington route site .

You can fly from Branson to Lexington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Branson to Lexington. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Lexington

Casinos Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Highlights from your plan
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm ©
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
James E. Pepper Distillery ©
James E. Pepper Distillery

1
night
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Hill Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, pause for some photo ops at West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, then get a sense of history and politics at West Virginia State Capitol, and finally get into the urban bustle at Culture Center.

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You can drive from Lexington to Charleston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Spring Hill Cemetery ©
Spring Hill Cemetery
West Virginia State Museum ©
West Virginia State Museum
West Virginia State Capitol ©
West Virginia State Capitol

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