20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Harrisburg
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Wheeling
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Charleston
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Atlanta
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Birmingham
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Tuskegee
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Montgomery
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Selma
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Jackson
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Memphis
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Nashville
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Louisville
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Cincinnati
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Pittsburgh
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Scranton
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Harrisburg

— 1 night
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Harrisburg Holocaust Monument and then tee off at Armitage Golf Club.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Harrisburg trip tool.

Boston to Harrisburg is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August in Harrisburg, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Wheeling.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors · Parks

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Wheeling

— 1 night
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Joseph, take in nature's colorful creations at Heritage Port Park & Sculpture Garden, examine the collection at Fostoria Glass Museum, take an in-depth tour of Cockayne Farmstead, then examine the collection at Imperial Glass Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at B&O Building.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Wheeling vacation planner.

You can drive from Harrisburg to Wheeling in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Wheeling can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Wheeling

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Charleston

— 1 night
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. On the 5th (Thu), hunt for treasures at Capitol Market.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Charleston day trip app.

You can drive from Wheeling to Charleston in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Charleston are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Atlanta.

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Atlanta

— 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 6th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Archibald Smith Plantation Home, then hike along Vickery Creek Trail, then hike along Sope Creek Trail, and finally have fun and explore at Interact Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, examine the collection at Scad Fash, and then tee off at East Lake Golf Club.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Atlanta online road trip planner.

Fly from Charleston to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charleston in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Atlanta, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Atlanta

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

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Birmingham

— 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, trek along Rotary Trail, then sample the tasty concoctions at Good People Brewing Company, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Civil Rights District.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip tool.

You can drive from Atlanta to Birmingham in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Birmingham is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Birmingham are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Tuskegee.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

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Tuskegee

Tuskegee is a city in Macon County, Alabama, United States. On the 9th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Commodore Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tuskegee trip planner.

You can drive from Birmingham to Tuskegee in 2 hours. In August in Tuskegee, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 70°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Montgomery.

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Museums
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Montgomery

— 2 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Get a sense of the local culture at Hank Williams Boyhood Home and Museum and Equal Justice Initiative. Get outdoors at Alabama Safari Park and Cambrian Ridge. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Autauga Creek Canoe Trail, admire the natural beauty at Wilderness Park, see the interesting displays at The MOOseum, and catch a live performance at Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Montgomery trip builder app.

You can drive from Tuskegee to Montgomery in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Selma.

Things to do in Montgomery

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Selma

Selma is a city in and the county seat of Dallas County, in the Black Belt region of south central Alabama and extending to the west. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Selma trip simple and quick.

Drive from Montgomery to Selma in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Selma can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Selma

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Jackson

— 1 night
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Mississippi History and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Original First Baptist Church.

Make your Jackson itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Selma to Jackson in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Jackson can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums · Historic Sites

Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Railroad & Trolley Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Blues Hall of Fame Museum, then explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and finally identify plant and animal life at American Dream Safari.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Jackson to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Trails

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Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 16th (Mon), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, experience rural life at Huber's Orchard & Winery, take in the dramatic natural features at Falls of the Ohio State Park, then explore the world behind art at 21c Museum Hotel, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion, then contemplate the long history of Historic Locust Grove, then walk around Louisville Waterfront Park, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old Forester Distilling.

Plan trip to Louisville with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Louisville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Louisville is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Cincinnati

— 1 night

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Cincinnati Fire Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, then head outdoors with Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon, and finally see the interesting displays at Vent Haven Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaculata Church and then see the interesting displays at Greater Cincinnati Police Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati journey planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cincinnati, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Pittsburgh

— 1 night

City of Bridges

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.
To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh trip app.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Pittsburgh in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. August in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. You'll set off for Scranton on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Outdoors

Scranton

— 1 night
Scranton is the sixth-largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania behind Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie and Reading. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): look for gifts at Noteology, then hike along Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stanislaus Historical Catholic Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Scranton online route maker.

You can fly from Pittsburgh to Scranton in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Scranton can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Scranton

Parks · Trails · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.