21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
Train
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New York City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Provincetown
— 1 night
Ferry to World Trade Center Pier, Boston, MA, Fly to Buffalo
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive
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Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive
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Indianapolis
— 1 night
Drive
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Chicago
— 1 night
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Dubuque
— 1 night
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Omaha
— 1 night
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Boise
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia

— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 1st (Tue), appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, stroll through Kelly Drive, then witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and finally hike along Schuylkill River Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia trip itinerary app.

Miami to Philadelphia is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, Philadelphia is slightly colder than Miami - with highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around The High Line, then don't miss a visit to Times Square, then examine the collection at New York Public Library, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Philadelphia to New York City by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Provincetown

— 1 night

Birthplace of American Liberty

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
On the 5th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Race Point Beach, then appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Provincetown road trip planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to Provincetown takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Provincetown hover around 72°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, take a memorable tour with Maid of the Mist, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Niagara Gorge Trail.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls tour planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Provincetown to Niagara Falls in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Pittsburgh

— 1 night

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.
On the 7th (Mon), whizz through the canopy at Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park, then admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pittsburgh road trip tool.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Pittsburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cleveland

— 1 night

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): browse the exhibits of A Christmas Story House, admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cleveland online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Cleveland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cleveland can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums

Indianapolis

— 1 night

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): test your team's savvy at The Escape Room Fishers, then explore the galleries of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Indianapolis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June in Indianapolis, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Chicago.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 10th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Buckingham Fountain, then explore the activities along Lake Michigan, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Chicago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dubuque.

Things to do in Chicago

Tours · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Dubuque

— 1 night
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Ulysses S. Grant Home, make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Dubuque itinerary planner.

Getting from Chicago to Dubuque by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Dubuque, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Dubuque

Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Omaha

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, and then shop like a local with Old Market.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Omaha trip maker site.

Getting from Dubuque to Omaha by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Dubuque in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Omaha, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Omaha

Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife · Parks

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and then surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally stroll through Wildwood Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Portland online road trip planner.

Fly from Omaha to Portland in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Omaha to Portland, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Omaha in June: high temperatures in Portland hover around 77°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boise

— 1 night

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Hulls Gulch Nature Trail and then stroll through Boise River Greenbelt.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Boise vacation planner.

You can fly from Portland to Boise in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Boise is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in June: highs in Boise hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Artists Paintpots and Lone Star Geyser. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gibbon Falls and Beryl Spring. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Pelican Creek Trail, trek along Osprey Falls Trail, explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Boise to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. When traveling from Boise in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are colder with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Jackson Hole

— 3 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Museum of Wildlife Art, hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the river carry you with Barker-Ewing Whitewater, then get a dose of the wild on Ana's Grand Excursions, then don't miss a visit to Town Square, and finally trek along Taggart Lake.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 39°F. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
Casinos · Specialty Museums · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

New York State travel guide

4.5
Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · Monuments
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.

Cape Cod travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Specialty Museums
Located on the southern shore of Massachusetts, Cape Cod contains some 15 towns and two islands. The arm-shaped peninsula is a popular holiday destination throughout the year because of its historical attractions, art galleries, award-winning restaurants, and a scenic coastline dotted by sandy beaches. Start your sightseeing in Provincetown, located at the very tip of the cape and famous for being the site of the first Pilgrims' landing in 1620. From there you can hit up all of the Cape's other small towns, renowned for their comfortable bed and breakfasts and distinctive cuisine of fresh fish and oyster dishes. This maritime community features more than a dozen lighthouses. Part of experiencing the Cape means a trip to its two islands--which showcase several lighthouses and numerous restaurants.

Ohio travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.

Indiana travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
The Hoosier State
With an extensive history of motorsports, Indiana's main claim to fame is the popular automobile race held each year in its capital city. A mostly rural state, Indiana is a land of till plains and lakes, its appearance a result of traces left behind by receding glaciers. The central section of the state, mostly flat with some rolling hills, contains some of the country's most fertile farmland. The state also contains almost 39,000 km (24,000 mi) of waterways, including the Wabash River, the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. For a genuine "Hoosier" experience, tour the state's slow-paced small towns, noted for their hospitality and outstanding local cuisine. You'll remember the warmth and charm long after your vacation is over.

Illinois travel guide

4.4
Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.

Iowa travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
The Hawkeye State
Part of the American heartland, Iowa is marked by a strong agricultural heritage, with farmland encompassing around 90 percent of the state's land. However, a holiday in Iowa offers more than corn and cows: you'll also discover charming towns, beautiful lakes, and a handful of vibrant cities. Iowa City, a university town, provides a healthy dose of culture and nightlife, with a youthful and artistic vibe fueled by a sizable student population. A trip to some of Iowa's small towns provides a true American experience. Fortunately, the welcoming residents bear very little resemblance to the dour Iowans portrayed in Grant Wood's famous painting "American Gothic."

Nebraska travel guide

4.6
Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

Idaho travel guide

4.6
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.