20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Pittsburgh
— 1 day
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
3
Baltimore
— 1 night
4
Wilmington
— 1 night
5
Cape May
— 1 night
6
New York City
— 2 nights
7
Litchfield
— 1 night
8
Newport
— 1 night
9
Boston
— 1 night
10
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
11
Portland
— 1 night
12
North Conway
— 1 night
13
Franconia
— 1 night
14
Stowe
— 1 night
15
Niagara Falls
— 1 night

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
On the 25th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, thenexamine the collection at Bayernhof Museum, thenidentify plant and animal life at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, and finally admire the striking features of Hartwood Acres.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh road trip planning app.

San Francisco to Pittsburgh is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Pittsburgh. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Pittsburgh hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bayernhof Museum, Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, Hartwood Acres
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve ©
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
Bayernhof Museum ©
Bayernhof Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, thenstroll around Gettysburg National Military Park, thenmake a trip to Devils Den, and finally take a pleasant ride with Confederate Trails of Gettysburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Catoctin Mountain Park, and then contemplate the long history of Little Round Top.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gettysburg travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Catoctin Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

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Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Loring Cornish Gallery, sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, thenexplore the striking landscape of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Raven Reservoir.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Baltimore holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and subway; or fly. Traveling from Gettysburg in October, Baltimore is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Wilmington.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Loch Raven Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Loch Raven Reservoir ©
Loch Raven Reservoir

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
On the 29th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Coverdale Farm, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Longwood Gardens, and then get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Wilmington trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Baltimore to Wilmington by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Baltimore in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Wilmington, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Coverdale Farm, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Highlights from your plan
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

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Cape May

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
On the 30th (Wed), stop by Blue Eden, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at South Cape May Meadows, and then identify plant and animal life at Cape May Bird Observatory.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cape May route maker site.

Getting from Wilmington to Cape May by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Cape May can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Cape May

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Blue Eden, Cape May Bird Observatory
Highlights from your plan
Cape May Bird Observatory ©
Cape May Bird Observatory
South Cape May Meadows ©
South Cape May Meadows
Blue Eden ©
Blue Eden

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, thenget to know the fascinating history of Tiles For America, and then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial. Keep things going the next day: stop by Times Square, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and then don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape May to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Litchfield.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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Litchfield

Litchfield ©
Litchfield is a town in and former county seat of Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Mine Hill Preserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Steep Rock Reservation, and then look for gifts at Sharon Audubon Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Litchfield road trip planning site.

Drive from New York City to Litchfield in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in Litchfield at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Newport.

Things to do in Litchfield

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Steep Rock Reservation, Mine Hill Preserve, Sharon Audubon Center
Highlights from your plan
Mine Hill Preserve ©
Mine Hill Preserve
Sharon Audubon Center ©
Sharon Audubon Center

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night
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 3rd (Sun), stroll through Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk, thentake in the exciting artwork at Thames Glass, and finally examine the collection at The Breakers.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Newport trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Litchfield to Newport takes 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
Highlights from your plan
Beavertail Lighthouse and Park ©
Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk
Thames Glass ©
Thames Glass

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Boston

Boston ©
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 4th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Granary Burying Ground, thenexplore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, thentake a stroll through Newbury Street, and finally stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Boston tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Newport to Boston in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °F in November, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Newbury Street ©
Newbury Street

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Precipice Trail and then view the masterpieces at Little Village Gifts.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bar Harbor driving holiday planner.

Getting from Boston to Bar Harbor by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in November, expect Bar Harbor to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Precipice Trail
Highlights from your plan
Precipice Trail ©
Precipice Trail
Little Village Gifts ©
Little Village Gifts

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Portland

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
On the 7th (Thu), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, and then grab your bike and head to Spring Point Shoreway.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Portland trip planner.

Drive from Bar Harbor to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. November in Portland sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to North Conway.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Portland Head Light, Spring Point Shoreway
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Spring Point Shoreway ©
Spring Point Shoreway

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North Conway

North Conway ©
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
On the 8th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Glen Ellis Falls, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Rocky Gorge, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Conway Loop.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the North Conway trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Portland to North Conway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in North Conway are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Franconia.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Rocky Gorge, Glen Ellis Falls, Conway Loop
Highlights from your plan
Glen Ellis Falls ©
Glen Ellis Falls
Rocky Gorge ©
Rocky Gorge

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Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll around Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, explore the striking landscape at Flume Gorge, and then admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Franconia online itinerary builder.

You can drive from North Conway to Franconia in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from North Conway in November, things will get little chillier in Franconia: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Stowe.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves
Highlights from your plan
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves ©
Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves

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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 10th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Smugglers Notch State Park and then hike along Stowe Recreation Path.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Stowe vacation site.

Traveling by car from Franconia to Stowe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Stowe, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Stowe

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path
Smugglers Notch State Park ©
Smugglers Notch State Park

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): trek along Niagara Gorge Trail and then Head underground at Cave of the Winds. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center and then go for a walk through Goat Island.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Stowe to Niagara Falls takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Stowe in November, Niagara Falls is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Gorge Trail ©
Niagara Gorge Trail
Goat Island ©
Goat Island

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