23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Miami
— 1 day
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Key West
— 4 nights
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Orlando
— 6 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
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Cleveland
— 1 night
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Cincinnati
— 2 nights
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Indianapolis
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Miami

— 1 day

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take a stroll through Lincoln Road, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and finally shop like a local with Village of Merrick Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Miami attractions planning website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Miami. In September in Miami, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Key West

— 4 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Bahia Honda State Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Key West Aquarium, and contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Orlando

— 6 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, have some family-friendly fun at Nomadic, make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom, and catch some excitement at Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Orlando trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in September, Orlando is little chillier at night with lows of 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 4 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Bring the kids along to Mount LeConte and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. There's still lots to do: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, hike along Kephart Prong Trail, pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, and stroll through Porters Creek Trail.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park online visit planner.

Getting from Orlando to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in September: high temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park hover around 83°F and lows are around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Cleveland.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, then explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cleveland online visit planner.

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Cleveland in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in September, expect nights in Cleveland to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are little chillier, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Cincinnati

— 2 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then walk around Smale Riverfront Park, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Newport Aquarium. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and then find something for the whole family at Kings Island.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cincinnati tour builder.

Drive from Cleveland to Cincinnati in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Cleveland in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cincinnati, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Theme Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Indianapolis

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Willowfield Lavender Farm, then experience rural life at Anderson Orchard, then sample the tasty concoctions at Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co., and finally look for gifts at Rocket Fizz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, get your game on at Ragnarok Axe Throwing, then make a trip to USS Indianapolis Memorial, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Indianapolis trip planner.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Indianapolis in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Charleston.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Attractions like Folly Beach Public Beach and Drayton Hall make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get interesting insight from Tours, and steep yourself in history at Aiken-Rhett House.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston visit app.

Fly from Indianapolis to Charleston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis in September, Charleston is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

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.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.