19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Grand Rapids
— 1 night
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Cleveland
— 1 night
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Ross Township
— 1 night
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Bedford
— 2 nights
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State College
— 2 nights
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Saratoga Springs
— 2 nights
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Syracuse
— 4 nights
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Erie
— 1 night
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Grand Rapids
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Grand Rapids

— 1 night

Furniture City

The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, shop like a local with Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market, then stroll around Kollen Park & Heinz Waterfront Walkway, and finally stroll around Hudsonville Nature Center. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to La Grande Vitesse, then hike along Provin Trails Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Calvin Ecosystem Preserve & Native Gardens.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Rapids online travel route planner.

Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids is an approximately 1-hour car ride. July in Grand Rapids sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Cleveland.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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.
On the 28th (Wed), examine the collection at Steamship William G. Mather, steep yourself in history at Wade Memorial Chapel, then stroll through Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, and finally stroll through Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cleveland road trip planner.

You can fly from Grand Rapids to Cleveland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Grand Rapids in July, Cleveland is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Ross Township.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Ross Township

— 1 night
Ross Township is a township of the first class in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Shenot Farm & Market, explore the different monuments and memorials at Sewickley Cemetery, then make a trip to Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka, then stroll through Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Saint Peter Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ross Township tour builder website.

Getting from Cleveland to Ross Township by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Ross Township, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bedford.

Things to do in Ross Township

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Bedford

— 2 nights
Bedford is a borough and the county seat of Bedford County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Coffee Pot, stroll through Schellsburg / Shawnee Loop, steep yourself in history at The Historic Lincoln Highway, then do a tasting at Briar Valley Vineyards & Winery, and finally look for gifts at Bedford Candies. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at National Museum of the American Coverlet, then examine the collection at Fort Bedford Museum, then Head underground at Coral Caverns, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Shawnee State Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bedford online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ross Township to Bedford in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bedford are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to State College.

Things to do in Bedford

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

State College

— 2 nights
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stroll through Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, explore the world behind art at Palmer Museum of Art, then view the masterpieces at Bellefonte Art Museum, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Black Moshannon State Park. On the next day, stroll around Tom Tudek Memorial Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, then stroll through Stone Valley Recreation Area, and finally stroll around Whipple Dam State Park.

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Traveling by car from Bedford to State College takes 1.5 hours. August in State College sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Saratoga Springs.

Things to do in State College

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Saratoga Springs

— 2 nights

Spa City

Named for the restorative mineral springs in the area, Saratoga Springs began its life as a resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stroll through Petrified Sea Gardens, then examine the collection at National Museum of Dance & Hall of Fame, and then walk around City of Saratoga Springs Waterfront Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at New York State Military Museum, then look for gifts at Saratoga Olive Oil Company, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Society of Saratoga Springs and Canfield Casino, and finally head outdoors with Sluggers Den.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Saratoga Springs trip planner.

You can drive from State College to Saratoga Springs in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from State College in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 65°F in Saratoga Springs. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Saratoga Springs

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Syracuse

— 4 nights
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Visiting Cascadilla Gorge Trail and Charlie Major Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Willard Chapel and Oakwood Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Syracuse: Fort Hill Cemetery (in Auburn), Fillmore Glen State Park (in Moravia) and Stewart Park (in Ithaca). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Chittenango Falls State Park, get outside with Root Glen, relax in the rural setting at Lively Run Dairy, and see the interesting displays at Onondaga Historical Association.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Syracuse trip itinerary app.

Drive from Saratoga Springs to Syracuse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Saratoga Springs in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Syracuse, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Erie.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Erie

— 1 night

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Erie Harbor North Pier Light. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): make a trip to Erie Land Lighthouse, then explore the activities along Findley Lake, then have fun at Asbury Woods, and finally enjoy the sea views from Presque Isle Lighthouse.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Erie online tour planner.

You can drive from Syracuse to Erie in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Erie

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Grand Rapids

— 1 night

Furniture City

On the 12th (Thu), stroll around Gerald R. Ford Airport Viewing Park, tee off at Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe, then grab your bike and head to White Pine Trail State Park, and finally go for a walk through Rockford Dam Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Millennium Park, then stroll through Blandford Nature Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Heritage Hill Historic District, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Andrew.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids day trip planning site.

Fly from Erie to Grand Rapids in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.