18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Cincinnati
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
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Elizabeth
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Pittsburgh
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Wheeling
— 1 night
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Maysville
— 1 night
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Louisville
— 1 night
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Clarksville
— 1 night
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Paducah
— 1 night
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Cahokia
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Hartford
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Defiance
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Jefferson City
— 2 nights
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Boonville
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Arrow Rock
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Sibley
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Independence
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati Observatory and William Howard Taft National Historic Site. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Redbird Hollow Preserve.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cincinnati trip planning website.

Shawnee to Cincinnati is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Shawnee to Cincinnati is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Cincinnati are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Valley Forge National Historical Park, Morris Arboretum, The President's House, and other attractions.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Cincinnati to Philadelphia takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

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Gettysburg

— 1 night
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gettysburg attractions app.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Parks
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Harpers Ferry

— 1 night
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Harpers Ferry tour planning site.

Drive from Gettysburg to Harpers Ferry in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Elizabeth.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, on the east bank of the Monongahela River, where Pennsylvania Route 51 crosses, upstream (south) of Pittsburgh and close to the county line. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): witness the site of a historic battle at Bushy Run Battlefield and then see the interesting displays at Big Mac Museum Restaurant.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Elizabeth sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Harpers Ferry to Elizabeth in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Elizabeth

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pittsburgh road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Elizabeth to Pittsburgh takes an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 62°F. You will leave for Wheeling on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nightlife

Wheeling

— 1 night
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Wheeling trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Wheeling takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Wheeling sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. You will leave for Maysville on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Wheeling

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Maysville

— 1 night
Maysville is a home rule-class city in Mason County, Kentucky, United States and is the seat of Mason County. Rosemary Clooney House has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Rosemary Clooney House and then get engrossed in the history at 1811 Historic Jail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Maysville sightseeing planner.

Drive from Wheeling to Maysville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 62°F. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Maysville

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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 Louisville Waterfront Park, Historic Locust Grove and The Filson Historical Society. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): stroll around Louisville Waterfront Park.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Louisville trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Maysville to Louisville by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Clarksville.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Clarksville

— 1 night
Clarksville is a town in Clark County, Indiana, United States, along the Ohio River and is a part of the Louisville Metropolitan area. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to Colgate Clock and then explore the striking landscape at Falls of the Ohio State Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Clarksville trip itinerary planner.

Clarksville is just a stone's throw from Louisville. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paducah.

Things to do in Clarksville

Nature · Parks

Paducah

— 1 night
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The National Quilt Museum, then see human ingenuity at work at Kentucky Dam, then make a trip to Floodwall Murals, and finally take in the waterfront at Paducah Riverwalk.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paducah road trip planner.

Getting from Clarksville to Paducah by car takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Clarksville to Paducah is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Cahokia.

Things to do in Paducah

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Cahokia

Cahokia is a village in St. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): stroll around Malcolm W Martin Memorial Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cahokia tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Paducah to Cahokia in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hartford.

Things to do in Cahokia

Parks

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Highlights from your trip

Hartford

Hartford is a village in Madison County, Illinois, United States, near the mouth of the Missouri River. To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Hartford trip itinerary planner.

Hartford is very close to Cahokia. In June, daily temperatures in Hartford can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. You will leave for Saint Louis on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Hartford

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gateway Arch National Park, Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center and Bellefontaine Cemetery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis online attractions planner.

Getting from Hartford to Saint Louis by car takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Defiance.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Defiance

Defiance is an unincorporated community in Saint Charles County, Missouri.SituationThe Katy Trail State Park runs through Defiance near the Missouri River. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Defiance trip planner.

Drive from Saint Louis to Defiance in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Defiance can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Jefferson City.

Things to do in Defiance

Historic Sites

Jefferson City

— 2 nights
Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and the fifteenth most populous city in the state. For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jefferson City day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Defiance to Jefferson City takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Boonville.

Things to do in Jefferson City

Historic Sites

Boonville

Boonville is a city in Cooper County, Missouri, USA. The population was 8,319 at the 2010 census. To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Boonville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jefferson City to Boonville takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Boonville can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. On the 24th (Thu), you're off to Arrow Rock.

Things to do in Boonville

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Arrow Rock

Arrow Rock is a village in Saline County, Missouri, United States, located near the Missouri River. For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Arrow Rock trip itinerary planner.

Arrow Rock is just a stone's throw from Boonville. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. You will leave for Sibley on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Arrow Rock

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping · Parks

Sibley

— 1 night
Sibley is a village in Jackson County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fort Osage National Historic Landmark.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sibley road trip planning app.

Getting from Arrow Rock to Sibley by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Arrow Rock in June, plan for little chillier days in Sibley, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Independence.

Things to do in Sibley

Historic Sites

Independence

Independence is the fifth-largest city in the state of Missouri. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and then steep yourself in history at Harry S Truman National Historic Site.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Independence trip planner.

Independence is just a stone's throw from Sibley. In June, daytime highs in Independence are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Independence

Historic Sites · Museums

United States travel guide

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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.