17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Bakersfield
— 1 night
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Corpus Christi
— 3 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 5 nights
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Portsmouth
— 1 night
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Columbus
— 3 nights
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Boise
— 1 night

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Bakersfield

Bakersfield
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, then admire the masterpieces at Bakersfield Museum of Art, and then see the interesting displays at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bakersfield online attractions planner.

Los Angeles to Bakersfield is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, Bakersfield is a bit cooler at night with lows of 57°F. You will leave for Corpus Christi on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Bakersfield

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
Buena Vista Museum of Natural History ©
Buena Vista Museum of Natural History
Bakersfield Museum of Art ©
Bakersfield Museum of Art

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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Malaquite Beach and Pavilion and USS Lexington Museum on the Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Horses On The Beach: Corpus Christi and Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center. Step out of Corpus Christi with an excursion to Port Aransas Beach in Port Aransas--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Texas Sealife Center, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Texas State Aquarium.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Corpus Christi trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bakersfield to Corpus Christi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Bakersfield in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 66°F in Corpus Christi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion ©
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion
Horses On The Beach: Corpus Christi ©
Horses On The Beach: Corpus Christi
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach

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nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Newfound Gap Road and Sugarland Riding Stables. Museum-lovers will appreciate Titanic Museum Attraction and Alcatraz East Crime Museum. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Arcade City, cool off at Outdoor Gravity Park, walk around Patriot Park, and shop like a local with Pigeon Forge Gem Mine.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge day trip planner.

You can fly from Corpus Christi to Pigeon Forge in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Corpus Christi to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Corpus Christi in October, things will get a bit cooler in Pigeon Forge: highs are around 74°F and lows about 51°F. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Big Top Arcade ©
Big Top Arcade
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road

1
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Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in and the county seat of Scioto County, Ohio, United States. To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth road trip site.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Portsmouth in 5.5 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 Portsmouth: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Shawnee State Park ©
Shawnee State Park
Portsmouth Floodwall Mural ©
Portsmouth Floodwall Mural

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Columbus

Columbus ©

The Discovery City

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like German Village and Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Family-friendly places like Short North Arts District and Central Ohio Fire Museum will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Columbus: Ohio Caverns (in West Liberty), Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (in Powell) and Honda Heritage Center (in Marysville). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Hayden Falls Park and wander the streets of Easton Town Center.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Columbus trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Portsmouth to Columbus in 2 hours. In October in Columbus, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
German Village ©
German Village
Short North Arts District ©
Short North Arts District

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Boise

Boise ©

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Hulls Gulch Nature Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey, and then stop by Cravin's Candy Emporium. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Boise River Greenbelt, then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, and then admire the landmark architecture of Freak Alley Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Boise visit planning website.

You can fly from Columbus to Boise in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Boise are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Trails
Highlights from your plan
World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary

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