17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Peoria
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Cleveland
— 1 night
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Albany
— 2 nights
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Bennington
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
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Wells
— 1 night
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Manchester
— 1 night
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Boston
— 3 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
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Madison
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Peoria

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Thu), walk around Luthy Botanical Garden and then stroll through River Trail of Illinois.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Peoria road trip site.

Bloomington to Peoria is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bloomington in September, you will find days in Peoria are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly to Cleveland.

Things to do in Peoria

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Western Reserve Historical Society and then go for a walk through Cleveland Cultural Gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cleveland trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Peoria to Cleveland takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Peoria to Cleveland, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Peoria in September, plan for little chillier days in Cleveland, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Albany.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Parks

Albany

— 2 nights
Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Shaker Heritage Society and then stroll around Washington Park.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Albany holiday planner.

You can fly from Cleveland to Albany in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cleveland in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Albany, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Bennington.

Things to do in Albany

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Bennington

— 2 nights
Bennington is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at New York State Museum, take a memorable drive along Molly Stark Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Woodford State Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Equinox Preservation Trust. Keep things going the next day: stop by Fiddlehead at Four Corners, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Old First Church, then see the interesting displays at The Bennington Center for the Arts, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at New Catholic Cemetery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Bennington route planner.

You can drive from Albany to Bennington in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Albany in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bennington, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bennington

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 1 night
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 29th (Wed), stop by Christmas Spirit Shop, then learn more about the world around you at George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History, and then trek along Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor online tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Bennington to Bar Harbor takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights

First Eastern National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): trek along Heart of Acadia Loop, admire the natural beauty at Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden, then examine the collection at Maine Granite Industry Museum, and finally stroll through Echo Lake Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, hike along Beech Mountain Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Somes Sound, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Penobscot Mountain.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Acadia National Park tour itinerary planner.

Acadia National Park is very close to Bar Harbor. September in Acadia National Park sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Wells.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Wells

— 1 night
Wells is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Compliments, look for gifts at Scalawags Pet Boutique, then cast your line with a fishing tour, then view the masterpieces at Maine Art Hill, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Parson's Way.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Wells travel planner.

Drive from Acadia National Park to Wells in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In October, daytime highs in Wells are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Manchester.

Things to do in Wells

Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Manchester

— 1 night
Manchester is the largest city in the U.S. state of New Hampshire, the eleventh largest city in New England, and as of 2016 the largest city in northern New England, an area comprising the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. On the 3rd (Sun), explore the world behind art at Kimball-Jenkins Estate, then steep yourself in history at Pierce Manse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Massabesic Audubon Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Manchester trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Wells to Manchester by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Wells in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 45°F in Manchester. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Boston.

Things to do in Manchester

Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Boston

— 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Buckman Tavern and John F. Kennedy National Historic Site. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Munroe Tavern and Hancock-Clarke House. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Minuteman Trail Bikeway, contemplate the long history of Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, take a tour of USS Cassin Young, and admire the masterpieces at Boston Athenaeum.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Boston trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Manchester to Boston in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Boston, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to fly to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 1 night

City of Bridges

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Allegheny Cemetery.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip maker tool.

Drive from Boston to Pittsburgh in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to fly to Madison.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Madison

— 1 night

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Lake Monona Shoreline Run.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Madison trip tool.

Getting from Pittsburgh to Madison by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Madison when traveling from Pittsburgh in October, with lows around 43°F. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Madison

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

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.

Maine travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.