11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly
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Green Bay
— 3 nights
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Watkins Glen
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Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Altoona
— 1 night
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Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Saint Louis is known for museums, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at City Museum, relax in the rural setting at Grant’s Farm, deepen your understanding of the past and present with STL Haunted History, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis day trip tool.

New York City to Saint Louis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Saint Louis, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Green Bay.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

Green Bay

— 3 nights

Home of the Packers

Home of the Green Bay Packers, the city of Green Bay centers around sports and is home to hundreds of notable football icons, including Brett Favre and Curly Lambeau.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Green Bay: Sturgeon Bay (The Farm & Cave Point County Park), George Burr Gallery (in Ephraim) and Fish Creek (Edgewood Orchard Galleries & Peninsula State Park). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame and admire the natural beauty at Bookworm Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Green Bay road trip planner.

Fly from Saint Louis to Green Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Saint Louis in October; daily highs in Green Bay reach 60°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Green Bay

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. On the next day, browse the exhibits of Liberty Lego Display, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island trip builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Green Bay to Mackinac Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Green Bay to Mackinac Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Green Bay in October, you will find days in Mackinac Island are slightly colder (55°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Tours · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Watkins Glen

— 2 nights
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., sample the tasty concoctions at Two Goats Brewing, then take a pleasant ride with Painted Bar Stables, and finally admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, then see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass, and then explore the world behind art at The Rockwell Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Watkins Glen road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Mackinac Island to Watkins Glen takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Mackinac Island in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Watkins Glen: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Altoona.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Museums · Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Altoona

— 1 night
Altoona is a city in Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Allegheny Portage Railroad, then contemplate the long history of Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark, and finally revel in the low prices at Boyer Candy Factory Outlet.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Altoona trip planning site.

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Altoona in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Altoona are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Altoona

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Upper Peninsula travel guide

4.7
Waterfalls · State Parks · Geologic Formations
Natural attractions steal the show on an Upper Peninsula vacation. Michigan's sparsely populated northern region is famous for its extensive shoreline along the Great Lakes and thick swathes of protected forest. Many of the region's waterways feature dramatic cascades, and a history of volcanic activity has created a wealth of interesting rock formations and colorful mineral deposits. Wildlife spotting remains a top reason to take a trip to Upper Peninsula, with deer, bears, wolves, and porcupines all easily seen in the area's pristine wilderness.

Finger Lakes travel guide

4.5
Wineries & Vineyards · State Parks · Specialty Museums
New York's Wine Country
Defined by wine and water, the Finger Lakes region includes 11 elongated bodies of water spread over 130 km (80 mi) of rolling countryside in the northern section of the state of New York. In addition to the picturesque waterways, the Finger Lakes' main vacation attraction is its more than 100 wineries: the area is a top wine region, often referred to as the East Coast's answer to California's Napa Valley. Tour the wineries and recreational areas dotting the slopes above the lakes, but don't forget to include a trip or two to the region's vibrant towns, known for their lively culinary and nightlife scenes.