17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Grand Junction
Fly:  4​h
1
Estes Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Indianapolis
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Bloomington
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Columbus
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Burlington
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
New York City
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
12
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Rochester
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
14
Dubuque
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
15
Springfield
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
16
Omaha
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Grand Junction

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Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
On the 31st (Fri), stop by Glen Haven General Store, stop by Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, then explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Estes Park online itinerary planner .

Grand Junction to Estes Park is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. In May, daytime highs in Estes Park are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): wander the streets of Old Colorado City Historic District and then stroll through Pikes Peak.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Estes Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In May in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Indianapolis trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Indianapolis takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Colorado Springs to Indianapolis due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Indianapolis when traveling from Colorado Springs in June, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Bloomington.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©

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Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Fairfax State Recreation Area (Monroe Lake), then view the masterpieces at By Hand Gallery, and then listen to music at Buskirk-Chumley Theater.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bloomington sightseeing planner .

Take a bus from Indianapolis to Bloomington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. June in Bloomington sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Buskirk-Chumley Theater ©
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
By Hand Gallery ©
By Hand Gallery

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.
On the 4th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Pickerington Ponds and then wander the streets of Easton Town Center.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Columbus online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bloomington to Columbus in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Pickerington Ponds
Highlights from your plan
Easton Town Center ©
Easton Town Center

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Cleveland

Cleveland ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market, see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cleveland visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Columbus to Cleveland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Columbus, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cleveland, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
West Side Market ©
West Side Market

1
night
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 6th (Thu): take a stroll through The Strip District and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington.

Before you visit Pittsburgh, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Pittsburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Neighborhoods Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
The Strip District ©
The Strip District

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Shore Path and then shop like a local with Chapter Two Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): look for gifts at Blue Hill Books, stop by The Blue Hill Wine Shop, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Pittsburgh to Bar Harbor takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in June: high temperatures in Bar Harbor hover around 68°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Blue Hill, Chapter Two Art Gallery, Cadillac Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Blue Hill Books ©
Blue Hill Books

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night
Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): examine the collection at Portland Head Light, stop by Cabela's, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Old Orchard Beach.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Portland itinerary builder .

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Portland in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Burlington.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Orchard Beach, Cabela's, Portland Head Light
Highlights from your plan
Old Orchard Beach ©
Old Orchard Beach
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Cabela's ©
Cabela's

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Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for gifts at The Shelburne Country Store, then stop by Snowflake Chocolates, then learn about winemaking at Beverage Warehouse, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Church Street Marketplace.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Burlington road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Portland to Burlington takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Burlington can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Burlington

Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Beverage Warehouse, The Shelburne Country Store, Snowflake Chocolates
Highlights from your plan
Church Street Marketplace ©
Church Street Marketplace
Beverage Warehouse ©
Beverage Warehouse
Snowflake Chocolates ©
Snowflake Chocolates

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New York City

New York City ©
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 11th (Tue), see the interesting displays at New York Public Library and then take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your New York City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Burlington to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Burlington in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 65°F in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia road trip planner.

You can take a bus from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rochester.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play and then identify plant and animal life at Tinker Nature Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Rochester travel route builder tool .

You can fly from Philadelphia to Rochester in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in June, with highs in Rochester at 77°F and lows at 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dubuque.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Wildlife Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Tinker Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play

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Dubuque

Dubuque ©
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., contemplate the long history of Ulysses S. Grant Home, stop by Galena Canning Company, then stop by Great American Popcorn Company, and finally look for gifts at Root Beer Revelry.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dubuque trip maker tool .

You can fly from Rochester to Dubuque in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rochester to Dubuque due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Dubuque are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Dubuque

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trip

Galena
Highlights from your plan
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home
Root Beer Revelry ©
Root Beer Revelry

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Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and then do a tasting at Walnut Street Winery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Springfield online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Dubuque to Springfield takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and flight. In June, Springfield is somewhat warmer than Dubuque - with highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Walnut Street Winery
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©
Walnut Street Winery ©
Walnut Street Winery

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Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 16th (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market and then meet the residents at Henry Doorly Zoo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Omaha planning website .

You can fly from Springfield to Omaha in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Omaha, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Nightlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Old Market ©
Old Market

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