12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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Indianapolis
— 1 night
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Le Claire
— 1 night
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Fort Smith
— 3 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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Monongahela
— 1 night
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Wilkes-Barre
— 1 night
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Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, then look for gifts at Vidler's 5 & 10, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, then get a taste of the local shopping with Walden Galleria Mall, and then revel in the low prices at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip planner.

Uncasville to Niagara Falls is an approximately 6-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 46°F at night. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Indianapolis

— 1 night

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis visit planner.

Fly from Niagara Falls to Indianapolis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. You'll set off for Le Claire on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Fun & Games

Le Claire

— 1 night
Le Claire is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Buffalo Bill Museum, stop by The Shameless Chocoholic, then sample the fine beverages at Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House, and finally browse for treasures at Antique Archeology.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Le Claire trip planner.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Le Claire in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October in Le Claire, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Le Claire

Shopping · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Fort Smith

— 3 nights
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. For shopping fun, head to Museum of Native American History or The Spice & Tea Exchange. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Smith National Historic Site and Fort Smith National Cemetery. Explore Fort Smith's surroundings by going to Bentonville (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The Walmart Museum, &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Fort Smith Museum of History, examine the collection at Fort Smith Trolley Museum, and don't miss a visit to The Clayton House.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Smith trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Le Claire to Fort Smith. In October, Fort Smith is a bit warmer than Le Claire - with highs of 78°F and lows of 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
On the 10th (Sun), look for gifts at The Old Mill Candy Kitchen, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky, then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge day trip site.

You can drive from Fort Smith to Pigeon Forge in 11 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Smith to Pigeon Forge is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monongahela.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Shopping · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

Monongahela

— 1 night
Monongahela, colloquially "Mon City", is a City in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States (ZIP code 15063) and is part of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Metropolitan Statistical Area, located approximately 17mi south of the city proper. For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Monongahela online itinerary maker.

Drive from Pigeon Forge to Monongahela in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Pigeon Forge in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Monongahela: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 48°F at night. You'll set off for Wilkes-Barre on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Monongahela

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Wilkes-Barre

— 1 night
Wilkes-Barre is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Luzerne County. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stop by Noteology.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Wilkes-Barre trip app.

Traveling by car from Monongahela to Wilkes-Barre takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. October in Wilkes-Barre sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Wilkes-Barre

Shopping

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.