20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  11​h
3
Philo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Paso Robles
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Durham


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): admire all the interesting features of PNC Park, then wander the streets of The Strip District, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at East Liberty Presbyterian Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh itinerary builder .

Durham to Pittsburgh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durham in February, expect Pittsburgh to be little chillier, temps between 40°F and 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
East Liberty Presbyterian Church ©

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Chicago

Chicago
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Pittsburgh to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pittsburgh to Chicago. In March, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 30°F. You'll set off for Philo on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Chicago

Nightlife Parks Outdoors

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Philo

Philo ©
Philo is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lula Cellars and Toulouse Vineyards. Visiting Gualala Point Regional Park and Hendy Woods State Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Philo: Sea Ranch Chapel (in The Sea Ranch) and Yorkville Cellars (in Yorkville). It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Navarro Vineyards and experience rural life at Pennyroyal Farm.

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Explore your travel options from Chicago to Philo with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Philo is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in March, you will find days in Philo are much hotter (67°F), and nights are a bit warmer (42°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Philo

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Boonville, Sea Ranch Chapel, Gualala Point Regional Park, Yorkville Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Navarro Vineyards ©
Navarro Vineyards
Hendy Woods State Park ©
Hendy Woods State Park
Yorkville Cellars ©
Yorkville Cellars

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Carmel planning tool .

You can drive from Philo to Carmel in 4.5 hours. In March in Carmel, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, Monterey Bay
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Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Get some cultural insight at Mission San Antonio de Padua and McPrice Myers Winery. Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and Elephant Seal Rookery. Venture out of the city with trips to Moonstone Beach (in Cambria), Morro Rock (in Morro Bay) and Hearst Castle (in San Simeon). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Veris Cellars.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paso Robles trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Paso Robles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Carmel in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Paso Robles, with highs around 72°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Templeton, San Simeon, Morro Rock, Moonstone Beach, Mission San Antonio de Padua
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Antonio de Padua ©
Mission San Antonio de Padua
Speed Boats Tours
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mosaic Canyon and The Devil's Speedway. Escape the urban bustle at Artists Palette and Fall Canyon. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eureka Mine, and explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Paso Robles to Death Valley National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Fall Canyon ©
Fall Canyon
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get outdoors at Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery and Valley of Fire State Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pahrump Valley Winery and Sanders Family Winery. Change things up with a short trip to Atlatl Rock in Overton (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Neon Museum, try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Overton, Pahrump
Highlights from your plan
Pahrump Valley Winery ©
Pahrump Valley Winery
Sanders Family Winery ©
Sanders Family Winery
Atlatl Rock ©
Atlatl Rock

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 16th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at North Table Mountain Park and then grab your bike and head to Jeffco Open Space Parks.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Denver tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Denver in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in March, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Denver: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Golden
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Jeffco Open Space Parks ©
Jeffco Open Space Parks
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, then enjoy some music at Fox Theatre, and then steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Stone Mountain Park and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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

Getting from Denver to Atlanta by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denver to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Denver in March: high temperatures in Atlanta hover around 65°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stone Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park

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