21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Pittsburgh
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Brecksville
— 1 night
Drive
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Sandusky
— 1 night
Drive
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Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive
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Louisville
— 1 night
Drive
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Bowling Green
— 1 night
Drive
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 1 night
Drive
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive
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Atlanta
— 1 night
Drive
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Roanoke
— 1 night
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Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
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Washington DC

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Washington DC

— 2 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.
You've added The Pentagon, Georgetown, Capitol Hill, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at The Pentagon, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, ponder the world of politics at White House, then get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill, and finally take a stroll through Georgetown. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Smithsonian Garden, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning tool.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Joint Base Andrews. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Pittsburgh

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.
Fallingwater has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fallingwater.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pittsburgh trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Washington DC to Pittsburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in October; daily highs in Pittsburgh reach 21°C and lows reach 10°C. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brecksville.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Brecksville

— 1 night
Brecksville is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, and a suburb in the Greater Cleveland area. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cuyahoga Valley National Park. On the 3rd (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brecksville journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Brecksville takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Brecksville can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sandusky.

Things to do in Brecksville

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Sandusky

— 1 night
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Cedar Point has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): make a splash at Cedar Point.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sandusky online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brecksville to Sandusky takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Sandusky can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
The Art Institute of Chicago and The Magnificent Mile are good opportunities to explore the local culture. It doesn't end there: walk around Millennium Park and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chicago online day trip planner.

You can drive from Sandusky to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sandusky to Chicago. In October, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Louisville.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kentucky Horse Park, Old Louisville and Cave Hill Cemetery. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Cave Hill Cemetery and then gain interesting insight with Old Louisville.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Louisville vacation planner.

You can drive from Chicago to Louisville in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Louisville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in October, you will find days in Louisville are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Museums · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Bowling Green

— 1 night
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): stop by Downtown Nashville.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bowling Green trip maker.

Drive from Louisville to Bowling Green in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Bowling Green is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Bowling Green are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nashville tour planning app.

You can drive from Bowling Green to Nashville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 12th (Sat), you're off to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Memphis

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Graceland. On the 12th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jackson Square, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and French Quarter. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, then take a stroll through Garden District, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then make a trip to French Quarter.

For where to stay and more tourist information, use the New Orleans road trip planning site.

You can drive from Memphis to New Orleans in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Memphis in October, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 22°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stroll around Centennial Olympic Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Atlanta day trip planning site.

You can drive from New Orleans to Atlanta in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Atlanta is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Atlanta, with highs around 28°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dollywood. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then contemplate the long history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and finally stroll through Roaring Fork. Here are some ideas for day two: make a splash at Dollywood.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Pigeon Forge takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Atlanta in October since evenings lows in Pigeon Forge dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Roanoke.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Roanoke

— 1 night
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. To plan Roanoke vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Roanoke takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In October in Roanoke, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 20th (Sun), you're off to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Shenandoah National Park

— 1 night
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Shenandoah National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Roanoke to Shenandoah National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. October in Shenandoah National Park sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will leave for Washington DC on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Washington DC

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Washington DC by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Nightlife · Museums · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.