21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Jamestown
— 2 nights
Drive
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Detroit
— 2 nights
Drive
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Buffalo
— 1 night
Drive
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Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Drive
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Plymouth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boston
— 3 nights
Drive
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 1 day
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Washington DC — 3 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Your list of things to see and do now includes White House, Lincoln Memorial, Museum of the Bible, and other attractions. Change things up with a short trip to The Point in Harpers Ferry (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, admire the natural beauty at Dumbarton Oaks, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Crime & Punishment.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Washington DC online day trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Washington DC is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Cairo to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairo in May, with highs in Washington DC at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jamestown.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip

Jamestown — 2 nights

Jamestown is a city in southern Chautauqua County, New York, in the United States. Cook Forest State Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 6th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Cook Forest State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): walk around Panama Rocks Scenic Park and then see the interesting displays at Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jamestown trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Jamestown takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, Jamestown is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Detroit.
Parks · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Detroit — 2 nights

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, and then take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then examine the collection at Greenfield Village, and then pause for some photo ops at Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Monument.

To find ratings and tourist information, read Detroit online tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Jamestown to Detroit in 5 hours. While traveling from Jamestown, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Detroit, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly to Buffalo.
Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Buffalo — 1 night

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Niagara Falls. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Buffalo road trip tool.

You can fly from Detroit to Buffalo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Watkins Glen.
Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Side Trip

Watkins Glen — 1 night

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower and then do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C..

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Watkins Glen trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Buffalo to Watkins Glen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Watkins Glen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Plymouth.
Wineries
Side Trips

Plymouth — 2 nights

Plymouth is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States, in the White Mountains Region. Venture out of the city with trips to Flume Gorge (in Lincoln), Sugarbush Farm (in Woodstock) and The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park (in Franconia). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at West Rattlesnake Mountain, look for all kinds of wild species at Barking Brook Sled Dog Adventures - Day Trips, do a tasting at Hermit Woods Winery, and have fun and explore at Montshire Museum of Science.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Plymouth journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Watkins Glen to Plymouth takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Watkins Glen in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Plymouth: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Boston.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Boston — 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Boston route planner.

Drive from Plymouth to Boston in 2 hours. Traveling from Plymouth in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Boston. On the 17th (Tue), you're off to New York City.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trip

New York City — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You've added Palisades Center, Westfield Garden State Plaza, Queens Center, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the New York City driving holiday planner.

Fly from Boston to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in New York City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.
Shopping · Parks · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Washington DC — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, and then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Washington DC online visit planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trips

White Mountains travel guide

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Scenic Drive · Waterfalls · Theme Parks
The vast White Mountains cover not only a quarter of New Hampshire, but also a good portion of western Maine. A popular holiday destination for hiking and camping throughout the year, this mountain range includes some of the most rugged terrain in New England. Most of the area is public land, with a number of state parks and a sprawling national forest. The range includes 48 peaks over 1,200 m (4,000 ft) tall, popularly known as the "four-thousand footers." Mount Washington stands out among these, at 1,917 m (6,288 ft), as the highest peak in the northeastern section of the United States. To explore the mountains while on vacation, you can park at the national forest's trailheads, but be sure to purchase a parking permit at any of the area's visitor centers first.