20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Scranton
— 3 nights
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Poughkeepsie
— 4 nights
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Saratoga Springs
— 4 nights
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Syracuse
— 2 nights
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Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
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Rochester
— 2 nights
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Grove City
— 2 nights
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Scranton

— 3 nights
Scranton is the sixth-largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania behind Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie and Reading. Get out of town with these interesting Scranton side-trips: Hawk's Nest Highway (in Port Jervis), Resica Falls (in East Stroudsburg) and Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Animal Adventure Park, stop by Noteology, admire the majestic nature at Hickory Run State Park, and learn about all things military at Marine Corps League NE Detachment Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Scranton travel route builder app.

Columbus to Scranton is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Scranton, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Poughkeepsie.

Things to do in Scranton

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Poughkeepsie

— 4 nights
Poughkeepsie, officially the City of Poughkeepsie, is a city in the state of New York, United States, which is the county seat of Dutchess County. Change things up with these side-trips from Poughkeepsie: Stanley park (in Westfield), Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (in Hartford) and DM Weil Gallery (in New Paltz). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, don't miss a visit to G. Steve Jordan Gallery, stroll around Wickham Park, and revel in the low prices at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Poughkeepsie attractions planner.

You can drive from Scranton to Poughkeepsie in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in Poughkeepsie, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Saratoga Springs.

Things to do in Poughkeepsie

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Saratoga Springs

— 4 nights

Spa City

Named for the restorative mineral springs in the area, Saratoga Springs began its life as a resort town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saratoga Springs: National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (in Cooperstown), Albany (USS Slater DE-766, Washington Park, &more) and Norman Rockwell Museum (in Stockbridge). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Saratoga Spa State Park, try your luck at Saratoga Race Course, get outside with Sluggers Den, and look for gifts at Impressions of Saratoga.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saratoga Springs day trip app.

Traveling by car from Poughkeepsie to Saratoga Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Poughkeepsie in May, expect nights in Saratoga Springs to be a bit warmer, around 56°F, while days are slightly colder, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Saratoga Springs

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Casinos

Side Trips

Syracuse

— 2 nights
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Erie Canal Museum, contemplate the long history of Seward House Museum, and then explore the activities along Skaneateles Lake. On the next day, browse the eclectic array of goods at City Market, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Rosamond Gifford Zoo, and then stroll through Greek Peak Mountain Resort.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read our Syracuse online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saratoga Springs to Syracuse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Saratoga Springs in May, Syracuse is little chillier at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Watkins Glen

— 2 nights
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. On the 31st (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, examine the collection at Corning Museum of Glass, and then relax and rejuvenate at Namaste Event, Spa & Wellness Center. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, learn about winemaking at Shalestone Vineyards, then immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C..

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Watkins Glen trip planner.

You can drive from Syracuse to Watkins Glen in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Watkins Glen can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Rochester

— 2 nights

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
On the 2nd (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, and then stroll around Highland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Erie Canal Trail and then learn the secrets of beer at Crush Beer & Wine Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rochester tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Watkins Glen to Rochester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rochester can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grove City.

Things to do in Rochester

Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Grove City

— 2 nights
Grove City is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States, located approximately north of Pittsburgh and south of Erie. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at McConnells Mill State Park and then get to know the resident critters at Living Treasures Wild Animal Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Allegheny River Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grove City itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Grove City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. June in Grove City sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 57°F at night. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Grove City

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.

Finger Lakes travel guide

4.5
Wineries & Vineyards · State Parks · Specialty Museums
New York's Wine Country
Defined by wine and water, the Finger Lakes region includes 11 elongated bodies of water spread over 130 km (80 mi) of rolling countryside in the northern section of the state of New York. In addition to the picturesque waterways, the Finger Lakes' main vacation attraction is its more than 100 wineries: the area is a top wine region, often referred to as the East Coast's answer to California's Napa Valley. Tour the wineries and recreational areas dotting the slopes above the lakes, but don't forget to include a trip or two to the region's vibrant towns, known for their lively culinary and nightlife scenes.