20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Pittsburgh
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Baltimore
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Cape May
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Litchfield
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Boston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
North Conway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Franconia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
14
Stowe
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
15
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, examine the collection at Bayernhof Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hartwood Acres.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pittsburgh itinerary planner .

San Francisco to Pittsburgh is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in October; daily highs in Pittsburgh reach 65°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bayernhof Museum, Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, Hartwood Acres
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Bayernhof Museum ©
Bayernhof Museum
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve ©
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve

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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.
On the 26th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, then explore and take pictures at Gettysburg National Military Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, and finally admire all the interesting features of Confederate Trails of Gettysburg. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, admire the majestic nature at Catoctin Mountain Park, and then contemplate the long history of Little Round Top.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Gettysburg trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Loring Cornish Gallery, then sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, then take in the history at Fort McHenry National Monument, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Raven Reservoir.

You can plan Baltimore trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and subway; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Gettysburg in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Baltimore, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Wilmington.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Loch Raven Reservoir
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Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Loch Raven Reservoir ©
Loch Raven Reservoir

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night
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Wilmington is the largest city in the state of Delaware, United States, built on the site of Fort Christina, the first Swedish settlement in North America. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Coverdale Farm, then ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, and then take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Wilmington road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Baltimore to Wilmington takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Baltimore in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Wilmington, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Classes Nightlife

Side Trips

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Longwood Gardens, Coverdale Farm
Highlights from your plan
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
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, look for all kinds of wild species at South Cape May Meadows, and then identify plant and animal life at Cape May Bird Observatory.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cape May vacation planner .

You can drive from Wilmington to Cape May in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Cape May are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time 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): don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiles For America, and then make a trip to 9/11 Memorial. On your second day here, take a stroll through Times Square, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and then take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip site .

Getting from Cape May to New York City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow 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
The Museum of Modern Art

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Litchfield

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

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Litchfield online journey builder .

You can drive from New York City to Litchfield in 2.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in November: high temperatures in Litchfield hover around 50°F and lows are around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Litchfield

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Sharon Audubon Center, Mine Hill Preserve, Steep Rock Reservation
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore and take pictures at Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, trek along Cliff Walk, then take in the exciting artwork at Thames Glass, and finally examine the collection at The Breakers.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Litchfield to Newport takes 2.5 hours. In November in Newport, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive 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
Thames Glass ©
Thames Glass
The Breakers ©
The Breakers

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Granary Burying Ground, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then wander the streets of Newbury Street, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Newport to Boston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Boston sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can 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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Acadia National Park. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, then trek along Precipice Trail, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Little Village Gifts.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Boston to Bar Harbor takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Boston in November: high temperatures in Bar Harbor hover around 46°F and lows are around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Trails Outdoors 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), get interesting insight from Tours, then see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Spring Point Shoreway.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Portland road trip site .

Drive from Bar Harbor to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in November, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Portland

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

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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, identify plant and animal life at Rocky Gorge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Conway Loop.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the North Conway route maker .

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 50°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Franconia.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. On the 9th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, then take in the dramatic scenery at Flume Gorge, and then immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Franconia trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from North Conway to Franconia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from North Conway in November, with highs in Franconia at 44°F and lows at 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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 ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Smugglers Notch State Park and then trek along Stowe Recreation Path.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Stowe trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Franconia to Stowe in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Stowe sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Stowe

Outdoors Parks Trails
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.
On the 11th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, then hike along Niagara Gorge Trail, and then Head underground at Cave of the Winds. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center and then go for a walk through Goat Island.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Stowe to Niagara Falls takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Stowe in November since evenings lows in Niagara Falls dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Niagara Gorge Trail ©
Niagara Gorge Trail

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