21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
2
Pittsburgh
— Few hours
3
Brecksville
— 1 night
4
Sandusky
— 1 night
5
Chicago
— 3 nights
6
Louisville
— 1 night
7
Bowling Green
— 1 night
8
Nashville
— 2 nights
9
Memphis
— 1 night
10
New Orleans
— 3 nights
11
Atlanta
— 1 night
12
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
13
Roanoke
— 1 night
14
Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
15
Washington DC
— Few hours

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nights
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.
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, thenget 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, identify plant and animal life at Smithsonian Garden, thenadmire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, thenget 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 °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

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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. 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.

Fly from Washington DC to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in October; daily highs in Pittsburgh reach °C and lows reach °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

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. 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 °C, while at night they dip to °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 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): 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. In October, daily temperatures in Sandusky can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can 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. 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 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 °C, while at night they dip to °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. 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 fly from Chicago to Louisville in 4 hours. Other options are to 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 (°C), and nights are about the same (°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

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. 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 take a bus; 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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

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.
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 take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 12th (Sat), you're off to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife Tours Parks

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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.
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 fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to New Orleans.

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 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, thentake 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 take a train. When traveling from Memphis in October, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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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 16th (Wed): steep yourself in history at 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 fly from New Orleans to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Other options are to 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 °C, while nights are little chillier with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can 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.
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, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, thencontemplate 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: 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 flight from Atlanta to Pigeon Forge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 °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 Tours Adventure

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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night
Roanoke

Roanoke
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. 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 fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In October in Roanoke, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 20th (Sun), you're off to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks Museums Shopping

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park
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 do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. October in Shenandoah National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will leave for Washington DC on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Wineries Outdoors Parks

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Washington DC

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: do a combination of taxi and train; or fly. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Tours Nightlife

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