18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Fort Wayne
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Dayton
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Lawrence
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
10
Branson
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Springfield
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
13
Stowe
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
14
New York City
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
15
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
16
Gettysburg
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 18th (Thu), meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field and then experience rural life at Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chicago route builder .

Toronto, Canada to Chicago is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Chicago sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Wayne.

Things to do in Chicago

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
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Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm ©
Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

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Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne ©
Fort Wayne is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Salomon Farm Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, then browse the collection at Allen County Public Library, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Fort Wayne vacation builder site .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Fort Wayne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Fort Wayne can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo ©
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Salomon Farm Park ©
Salomon Farm Park
Allen County Public Library ©
Allen County Public Library

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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.
On the 21st (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Holliday Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint John Evangelist Catholic Church, and then have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Fort Wayne to Indianapolis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Dayton.

Things to do in Indianapolis

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Fun & Games
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Holliday Park ©
Holliday Park
Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing
Saint John Evangelist Catholic Church ©

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Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get outside with Dayton Dragons Baseball, identify plant and animal life at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, and then identify plant and animal life at Cox Arboretum MetroPark.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dayton tour planner.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Dayton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Dayton are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Dayton

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Cox Arboretum MetroPark
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Cox Arboretum MetroPark ©
Cox Arboretum MetroPark
Dayton Dragons Baseball ©
Dayton Dragons Baseball
Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark ©
Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore and take pictures at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oklahoma City Zoo, and then appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Oklahoma City visit planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Dayton to Oklahoma City in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dayton in October, with highs in Oklahoma City at 29°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Oklahoma City Zoo ©
Oklahoma City Zoo
Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark ©
Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 24th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Austin Nature & Science Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and then explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Austin tour planner .

You can fly from Oklahoma City to Austin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, Austin is a bit warmer than Oklahoma City - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ©
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Austin Nature & Science Center ©
Austin Nature & Science Center

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 25th (Thu), stroll through San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio route builder tool .

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in San Antonio are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lawrence.

Things to do in San Antonio

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center ©
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

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Lawrence

Lawrence ©
Lawrence is the sixth largest city in the state of Kansas and the county seat of Douglas County, Kansas. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Prairie Park Nature Center, then immerse yourself in nature at Clinton State Park, and then explore and take pictures at Children's Mercy Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lawrence road trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Antonio to Lawrence. Traveling from San Antonio in October, things will get little chillier in Lawrence: highs are around 25°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Lawrence

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Children's Mercy Park
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Prairie Park Nature Center ©
Prairie Park Nature Center
Clinton State Park ©
Clinton State Park
Children's Mercy Park ©
Children's Mercy Park

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip maker site .

Explore your travel options from Lawrence to Albuquerque with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lawrence to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. October in Albuquerque sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Albuquerque

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

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Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
On the 28th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at National Tiger Sanctuary, test your team's savvy at Escape Code, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Branson trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Albuquerque to Branson in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Albuquerque to Branson, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Branson, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Table Rock Lake, National Tiger Sanctuary
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National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake
Escape Code ©
Escape Code

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Saint Louis Zoo and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Saint Louis online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Branson to Saint Louis by combination of car and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Saint Louis

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
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Sachs Butterfly House ©
Sachs Butterfly House
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

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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 30th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Lincoln Memorial Garden, contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, and then take an in-depth tour of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Springfield trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Springfield takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Stowe.

Things to do in Springfield

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Memorial Garden ©
Lincoln Memorial Garden
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House

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Stowe

Stowe ©
Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mansfield State Forest and then trek along Stowe Recreation Path.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Stowe trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Springfield to Stowe in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Springfield in October: high temperatures in Stowe hover around 18°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Stowe

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mount Mansfield State Forest ©
Mount Mansfield State Forest

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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 1st (Thu), appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, contemplate the waterfront views at The Pond, and then explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planning site .

Drive from Stowe to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, New York City is a bit warmer than Stowe - with highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Pond ©
The Pond
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Washington State Park, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally make a trip to Liberty Bell Center.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia road trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Fort Washington State Park
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Fort Washington State Park ©
Fort Washington State Park
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg online holiday planner .

Drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Devils Den ©
Devils Den
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

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