20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  7​h
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Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Frederick
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Washington DC
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Kitty Hawk
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
10
Hatteras Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h
11
Ocracoke
— 1 day
ferry:  3​h 30​min
12
Beaufort
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
13
Atlantic Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
14
Emerald Isle
— 1 night
drive:  30​min
15
Hubert
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
16
Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
17
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
18
Tampa
— 1 night
19
Atlanta
— 1 night
20
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h
End: Minneapolis

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary planner .

Minneapolis to Chicago is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Chicago are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Chicago

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lake Michigan
Highlights from your plan
Lake Michigan ©
Lake Michigan
Cloud Gate ©
Cloud Gate

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake View Cemetery. On the 2nd (Tue), stroll the grounds of Lake View Cemetery and then examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cleveland road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Cleveland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Cleveland can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Frederick.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake View Cemetery ©
Lake View Cemetery
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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Frederick

Frederick ©
Frederick is a city and the county seat of Frederick County in the U.S. On the 3rd (Wed), take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park and then do a tasting at Adams County Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrol Creek Linear Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bloomery Plantation Distillery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Catoctin Creek Distillery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Audubon Naturalist Society Rust Nature Sanctuary.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Frederick trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Cleveland to Frederick by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Cleveland in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Frederick, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Frederick

Parks Wildlife Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bloomery Plantation Distillery, Adams County Winery, Catoctin Creek Distillery, Gettysburg National Military Park, Audubon Naturalist Society Rust Nature Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes White House. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at White House, then appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Smithsonian Institution Building, and finally admire the natural beauty at United States Botanic Garden.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Washington DC online trip builder .

Drive from Frederick to Washington DC in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and subway. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Frederick in April since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
United States Botanic Garden ©
United States Botanic Garden
White House ©
White House
Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial

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Luray

Luray ©
Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Luray route planner.

Drive from Washington DC to Luray in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Luray, with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Luray

Fun & Games Wineries Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Garden Maze ©
Garden Maze
River Hill Wine & Spirits ©
River Hill Wine & Spirits

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 6th (Sat), do a tasting at Stone Mountain Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Stinson Vineyards, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pro Re Nata Farm Brewery. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Hawksbill Mountain, then get some jogging in at Limberlost Trail, and then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Shenandoah National Park trip builder site .

You can drive from Luray to Shenandoah National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Crozet, Stone Mountain Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Stone Mountain Vineyards ©
Stone Mountain Vineyards
Stinson Vineyards ©
Stinson Vineyards

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Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Motts Run Reservoir Recreation Area, then admire the sheer force of Overall Run Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Mill Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg online attractions planner .

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Fredericksburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Fredericksburg are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Overall Run Falls
Highlights from your plan
Old Mill Park ©
Old Mill Park
Motts Run Reservoir Recreation Area ©

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Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Virginia Beach vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Virginia Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and tram. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kitty Hawk.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Norwegian Lady Statue ©
Norwegian Lady Statue
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

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Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk ©
Kitty Hawk is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, and is a part of what is known as North Carolina's Outer Banks. To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kitty Hawk day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Kitty Hawk takes 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kitty Hawk can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Kitty Hawk

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sandy Run Park ©
Sandy Run Park
The Monument to a Century of Flight ©

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Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, take in the waterfront at Avon Fishing Pier, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hatteras Island itinerary maker .

You can drive from Kitty Hawk to Hatteras Island in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Avon Fishing Pier ©
Avon Fishing Pier

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Ocracoke

Ocracoke ©
Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. On the 11th (Thu), kick back and relax at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, then get great views at Outer Banks National Scenic Byway, then enjoy the sea views from Ocracoke Lighthouse, and finally trek along Hammock Hills Nature Trails.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ocracoke attractions site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Beaufort.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ocracoke Lighthouse ©
Ocracoke Lighthouse

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Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. You've now added Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge to your itinerary.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Beaufort planner .

Getting from Ocracoke to Beaufort by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. April in Beaufort sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Atlantic Beach.

Things to do in Beaufort

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge ©

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Atlantic Beach

Atlantic Beach ©
Atlantic Beach is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Oceanana Pier & Pier House Restaurant, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Macon State Park, and then tour the water at your own pace with Lookout Adventures.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Atlantic Beach tour planner.

Atlantic Beach is just a stone's throw from Beaufort. In April, daytime highs in Atlantic Beach are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Emerald Isle.

Things to do in Atlantic Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Lookout Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Lookout Adventures ©
Lookout Adventures
Fort Macon State Park ©
Fort Macon State Park
Oceanana Pier & Pier House Restaurant ©

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Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle ©
Emerald Isle is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. On the 13th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Point, take in the waterfront at Emerald Isle Boat Ramp, then look for gifts at The Sweet Spot, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Emerald Isle vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Emerald Isle is just a short distance from Atlantic Beach. In April, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hubert.

Things to do in Emerald Isle

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
The Sweet Spot ©
The Sweet Spot
Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier ©
Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier

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Hubert

Hubert ©
On the 13th (Sat), make a trip to Riverfront Park, Swansboro, NC.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hubert trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Emerald Isle to Hubert. In April, daytime highs in Hubert are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Hubert

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Swansboro
Highlights from your plan
Hammocks Beach State Park ©
Hammocks Beach State Park

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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach and then catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach tour planning website .

Traveling by car from Hubert to Myrtle Beach takes 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel ©
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

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Hilton Head

Hilton Head ©
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coligny Beach. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Hilton Head Distillery.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hilton Head driving holiday planner .

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Hilton Head in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampa.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Hilton Head Distillery ©
Hilton Head Distillery

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Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampa trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Hilton Head to Tampa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Hilton Head in April, expect Tampa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 85°F and 67°F. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Tampa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Siesta Beach
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Plan a Atlanta trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Tampa to Atlanta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tampa in April, with highs in Atlanta at 74°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Atlanta Botanical Garden ©
Atlanta Botanical Garden

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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 19th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Missouri Botanical Garden, then look for gifts at Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier, then do a tasting at Hermannhof Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Adam Puchta Winery.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Saint Louis trip maker .

Getting from Atlanta to Saint Louis by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Saint Louis is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Atlanta in April, with highs in Saint Louis at 67°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hermann
Highlights from your plan
Adam Puchta Winery ©
Adam Puchta Winery
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden
Hermannhof Vineyards ©
Hermannhof Vineyards