10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Pittsburgh
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Springfield
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
7
Columbus
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Dayton
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + train:  4​h
9
Princeton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: New York City

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of PNC Park and then see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pittsburgh day trip planning tool .

New York City to Pittsburgh is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Pittsburgh dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
PNC Park ©
PNC Park

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Louisville trip planner.

You can fly from Pittsburgh to Louisville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Louisville, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, then contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

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Drive from Louisville to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, look for gifts at Memphis Music, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Memphis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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day
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lincoln Home National Historic Site, then get engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Elijah Iles House.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Springfield travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Memphis to Springfield in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in July, things will get a bit cooler in Springfield: highs are around 86°F and lows about 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stroll through Saint Louis Zoo, examine the collection at City Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis online trip maker .

Getting from Springfield to Saint Louis by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
City Museum ©
City Museum
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch

1
night
Columbus

Columbus ©
More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): head outdoors with Battelle Darby Creek, admire all the interesting features of Ohio State University, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Blacklick Woods Metro Park.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Columbus trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Columbus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Saint Louis in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Columbus: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dayton.

Things to do in Columbus

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Blacklick Woods Metro Park, Battelle Darby Creek
Highlights from your plan
Blacklick Woods Metro Park ©
Blacklick Woods Metro Park
Battelle Darby Creek ©
Battelle Darby Creek
Ohio State University ©
Ohio State University

1
night
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, stop by Esther Price Fine Chocolates, then steep yourself in history at Carillon Historical Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cox Arboretum MetroPark.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dayton day trip website .

Drive from Columbus to Dayton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Dayton, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Princeton.

Things to do in Dayton

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cox Arboretum MetroPark
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park
Cox Arboretum MetroPark ©
Cox Arboretum MetroPark

2
nights
Princeton

Princeton ©
Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Belmar Beach and then kick back and relax at Jenkinson's Boardwalk. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Washington Crossing Historic Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Gateway National Recreation.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Princeton road trip website .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Dayton to Princeton takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Princeton, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Belmar Beach, Gateway National Recreation, Washington Crossing Historic Park, Jenkinson's Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Princeton University Art Museum ©
Princeton University Art Museum
Washington Crossing Historic Park ©
Washington Crossing Historic Park
Gateway National Recreation ©
Gateway National Recreation

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