12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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Tampa
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Savannah
— 1 night
Drive
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Durham
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 1 day
Drive
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Clifton
— 1 night
Drive
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New York City
— 1 night
Drive
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Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boston
— 1 night
Drive
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Philadelphia
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Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
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Charlotte
— 1 night
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Tampa

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at The Florida Aquarium.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tampa online trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Tampa. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in September, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Savannah.

Things to do in Tampa

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip

Savannah

— 1 night

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 1st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and then walk around Forsyth Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Savannah trip planner.

Fly from Tampa to Savannah in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tampa in September; daily highs in Savannah reach 85°F and lows reach 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Durham.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Parks

Durham

— 1 night

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Durham online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Savannah to Durham takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Durham is little chillier than Savannah - with highs of 74°F and lows of 52°F. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off to Washington DC.

Things to do in Durham

Parks · Nightlife · Museums · Fun & Games

Washington DC

— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): browse the collection at Library of Congress, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online trip maker.

You can fly from Durham to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Clifton.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Clifton

— 1 night
Clifton is a city in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Clifton trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Clifton takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October in Clifton, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 51°F at night. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Clifton

Parks · Fun & Games · Nightlife · Museums

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.
On the 3rd (Sun), admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through The High Line and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New York City travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Clifton to New York City by car takes about an hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Clifton in October, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums

Lincoln

— 2 nights
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Franconia Notch State Park, Pemigewasset River and Flume Gorge. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Flume Gorge, then see Off-Road Tours, and then go for a walk through Pemigewasset River. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lincoln tour itinerary maker.

Getting from New York City to Lincoln by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get a bit cooler in Lincoln: highs are around 60°F and lows about 38°F. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Boston.

Things to do in Lincoln

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Boston

— 1 night

Beantown

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.
On the 7th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, then walk around Boston Common, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Boston planner.

You can drive from Lincoln to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lincoln in October since evenings lows in Boston dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Boston to Philadelphia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. You will leave for Shenandoah National Park on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Nightlife · Fun & Games · Shopping

Shenandoah National Park

— 2 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 8th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Skyline Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): stop by SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Rag Mountain Hike.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Shenandoah National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to Shenandoah National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Shenandoah National Park can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Charlotte

— 1 night

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Charlotte day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Shenandoah National Park to Charlotte takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. On the 11th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Tours
Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.