20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
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Roanoke
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Rochester
— 1 night
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Syracuse
— 1 night
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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Saratoga Springs
— 1 night
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Saint Johnsbury
— 1 night
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Winter Harbor
— 1 night
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Ogunquit
— 1 night
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Providence
— 1 night
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Boston
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New York City — 2 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Central Park, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to New York City is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Reykjavik in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can fly to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Great Smoky Mountains National Park — 2 nights

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
On the 7th (Thu), hike along Grotto Falls Parking, then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, and then trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and then take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome.

Plan my day in Great Smoky Mountains National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Roanoke.
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Roanoke — 1 night

Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. On the 9th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Taubman Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Virginia Museum of Transportation, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Roanoke road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Roanoke. In July, daytime highs in Roanoke are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.
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Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Washington DC — 4 nights

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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip planner.

Getting from Roanoke to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Rochester.
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Rochester — 1 night

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play and then stroll around Seabreeze Amusement Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rochester trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Rochester takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Rochester at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Syracuse.
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Syracuse — 1 night

Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Erie Canal Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Green Lakes State Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with ArtRage Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Onondaga Lake Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Syracuse trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Syracuse takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Syracuse are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): hike along Black River Trail, do a tasting at Venditti Vineyards, and then do a tasting at Otter Creek WInery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia online vacation builder.

Drive from Syracuse to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saratoga Springs.
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Saratoga Springs — 1 night

Named for the restorative mineral springs in the area, Saratoga Springs began its life as a resort town.
On the 17th (Sun), examine the collection at National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, catch the contagious excitement of Saratoga Race Course, then take in nature's colorful creations at Yaddo Gardens, and finally look for gifts at Hat Sational.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saratoga Springs trip planning website.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Saratoga Springs in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Saratoga Springs, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Johnsbury.
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Saint Johnsbury — 1 night

St. On the 18th (Mon), get a new perspective on nature at Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, stroll around Dog Mountain Home of Stephen Huneck Gallery, and then admire the striking features of The Dog Chapel.

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Saint Johnsbury trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Saratoga Springs to Saint Johnsbury in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Saratoga Springs in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Saint Johnsbury, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Winter Harbor.
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Winter Harbor — 1 night

Not to be confused with Winter Harbor, Maine the former name of Biddeford PoolWinter Harbor is a town on the Schoodic Peninsula in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): stop by Winter Harbor 5&10, then explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Otter Cliff, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Hunters Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Winter Harbor trip planner.

Drive from Saint Johnsbury to Winter Harbor in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Winter Harbor, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ogunquit.
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Ogunquit — 1 night

Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wells Beach, then stop by Celtic By The Sea, and finally kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ogunquit trip planner.

Getting from Winter Harbor to Ogunquit by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Winter Harbor in July, you will find days in Ogunquit are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Providence.
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Providence — 1 night

Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
On the 21st (Thu), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then get to know the resident critters at Roger Williams Park Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Battleship Cove, and finally steep yourself in history at Lizzie Borden House.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Providence travel route builder app.

You can drive from Ogunquit to Providence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ogunquit in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Providence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Boston.
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Boston — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Boston online route planner.

Traveling by car from Providence to Boston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Boston, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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Vermont travel guide

4.5
Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Historic Sites
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.
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Maine travel guide

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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.
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