21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Pittsburgh
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
3
Brecksville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Sandusky
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
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Bowling Green
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
10
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
11
Atlanta
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
13
Roanoke
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
14
Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
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Washington DC
— Few hours
End: Washington DC

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes The Pentagon, Georgetown, Capitol Hill, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at The Pentagon, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get a sense of history and politics at White House, then get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill, and finally wander the streets of Georgetown. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of National Mall, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, identify plant and animal life at Smithsonian Garden, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally get your bearings at Library of Congress.

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If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Mall ©
National Mall

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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.
Fallingwater has been added to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh trip maker website .

Fly from Washington DC to Pittsburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: high temperatures in Pittsburgh hover around 21°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brecksville.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fallingwater
Highlights from your plan
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater

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Brecksville

Brecksville ©
Brecksville is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, and a suburb in the Greater Cleveland area. You've now added Cuyahoga Valley National Park to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brecksville online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Brecksville in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sandusky.

Things to do in Brecksville

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cuyahoga Valley National Park ©
Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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Sandusky

Sandusky ©
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): cool off at Cedar Point.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sandusky trip planner.

Drive from Brecksville to Sandusky in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point

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Chicago

Chicago ©
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. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Millennium Park and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Sandusky to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sandusky to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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Louisville

Louisville ©
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. On the 8th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cave Hill Cemetery and then take a stroll through Old Louisville.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisville vacation maker tool .

You can fly from Chicago to Louisville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Louisville is 1 hour. While traveling from Chicago, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Louisville, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Kentucky Horse Park
Highlights from your plan
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Cave Hill Cemetery ©
Cave Hill Cemetery
Old Louisville ©
Old Louisville

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Bowling Green

Bowling Green ©
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. On the 9th (Wed), wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bowling Green online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Louisville to Bowling Green takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Bowling Green due to the time zone difference. In October in Bowling Green, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave, Downtown Nashville
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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Nashville

Nashville
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nashville day trip planner.

Getting from Bowling Green to Nashville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife Parks Outdoors

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Memphis

Memphis ©
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.
Graceland has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Memphis trip planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Jackson Square, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, French Quarter, and other attractions. On the 27th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip site .

Traveling by car from Natchez to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Natchez in October, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Atlanta trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from New Orleans to Atlanta in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New Orleans in September since evenings lows in Atlanta dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park

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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
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.
You've now added Dollywood to your itinerary. On the 30th (Wed), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then contemplate the long history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork. Here are some ideas for day two: cool off at Dollywood.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Atlanta to Pigeon Forge by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Atlanta in October since evenings lows in Pigeon Forge dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Roanoke.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Sugarlands Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
River Rafting & Tubing
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

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Roanoke

Roanoke
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Roanoke trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Pigeon Forge to Roanoke in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. November in Roanoke sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. You'll set off for Shenandoah National Park on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks Outdoors Museums

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park day trip planning website .

You can drive from Roanoke to Shenandoah National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You will leave for Washington DC on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Washington DC

Washington DC
For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online travel route planner .

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Washington DC by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and subway. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nightlife Tours

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