15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Brighton
— 1 day
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Cleveland
— 1 night
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Weston
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Baltimore
— 1 night
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Ocean City
— 1 night
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Cape May
— 1 night
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Mystic
— 1 night
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North Conway
— 1 night
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Burlington
— 1 night
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Lake George
— 2 nights
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Rochester
— 1 night
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Brighton

— 1 day
Brighton is a suburb in metro Detroit located in the southeast portion of Livingston County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the activities along Island Lake State Recreation Area, examine the collection at The Lingenfelter Collection, and then play a few rounds at The Preserve Golf Club.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Brighton tour planner.

Detroit to Brighton is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Detroit in July since evenings lows in Brighton dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Brighton

Nature · Golf · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cleveland

— 1 night

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, then explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Heinen's Downtown.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Cleveland online trip maker.

Getting from Brighton to Cleveland by car takes about 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cleveland when traveling from Brighton in July, with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Weston.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Historic Sites

Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 15th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, look for gifts at Appalachian Glass, and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

You can plan Weston trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Cleveland to Weston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Weston

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Washington DC

— 3 nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner.

Fly from Weston to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Weston in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 89°F and lows about 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Baltimore

— 1 night

City of Firsts

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the world behind art at The Walters Art Museum, try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at National Aquarium.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Baltimore trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Baltimore are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in Baltimore

Fun & Games · Parks · Casinos · Zoos & Aquariums

Ocean City

— 1 night

The White Marlin Capital of the World

One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Ocean City Boardwalk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean City Beach, and then tee off at Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Ocean City travel route planner.

You can drive from Baltimore to Ocean City in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Baltimore in July, expect nights in Ocean City to be about the same, around 70°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors · Beaches · Golf · Parks

Side Trip

Cape May

— 1 night

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
On the 21st (Tue), look for gifts at The Well Dressed Olive, get to know the resident critters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cape May trip planning tool.

You can drive from Ocean City to Cape May in 3 hours. In July in Cape May, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mystic.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Mystic

— 1 night
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the sky in a new way at Mystic Seaport Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mystic Aquarium, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pleasure Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mystic attractions planner.

You can drive from Cape May to Mystic in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Mystic are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly to North Conway.

Things to do in Mystic

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

North Conway

— 1 night
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the sheer force of Diana's Baths, then take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Gorge, then appreciate the views at Mount Washington Valley, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Ellis Falls.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the North Conway trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Mystic to North Conway in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Mystic in July, expect little chillier with lows of 61°F in North Conway. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Burlington.

Things to do in North Conway

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Burlington

— 1 night
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. On the 24th (Fri), hike along Burlington Bike Path, then walk around Oakledge Park, and then see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Burlington trip builder app.

You can drive from North Conway to Burlington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Lake George.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Lake George

— 2 nights

Queen of the American Lakes

A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George, then head outdoors with Square Eddy Expeditions, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Fort Ticonderoga, then have fun and explore at Star Trek Original Series Set Tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Schroon Lake Town Beach.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lake George trip planner.

Drive from Burlington to Lake George in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Lake George

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Rochester

— 1 night

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): hike along Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm, explore the activities along Erie Canal, and then have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Rochester trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Lake George to Rochester takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Rochester sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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.

Ohio travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.

Maryland travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Specialty Museums · Aquariums
The Old Line State
Perhaps best known as the birthplace of religious and political freedom in the United States, Maryland retains the spirit of colonial America, with stately 18th-century villages and historical landmarks. Although it's one of the nation's smallest states, there is no shortage of things to do here and you may find your itinerary fills up quickly. Make time in your vacation to tour Maryland's diverse landscape, which includes mountain peaks, picturesque Atlantic coastline, and the bustling city of Baltimore. Military buffs will enjoy touring the state's four Civil War Trails, where you can follow the footsteps of U.S. soldiers, or visiting the port city of Annapolis, home to the United States Naval Academy.

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.

Connecticut travel guide

4.3
Aquariums · Theaters · Observatories
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.

New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Waterfalls · Theme Parks · Ski Areas
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.

Vermont travel guide

4.5
Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Hiking Trails
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.

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.