26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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New York City
— 4 nights
Train
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Boston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive
4
Lily Dale
— 1 night
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive
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Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Covington
— 1 night
Drive
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Tupelo
— 1 night
Drive
11
McComb
Drive
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly
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Key West
— 3 nights
Drive
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Miami
— 2 nights
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New York City

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Museum-lovers will get to explore 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fifth Avenue and Times Square. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Jones Beach State Park (in Wantagh) and Minnewaska State Park Preserve (in Kerhonkson). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, admire the striking features of Trinity Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online holiday planner.

Gothenburg, Sweden to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gothenburg in October, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Boston

— 2 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The House of the Seven Gables, then get engrossed in the history at Salem Witch Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then get engrossed in the history at The Paul Revere House, then wander the streets of North End, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Old State House.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Boston route planning tool.

You can fly from New York City to Boston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Boston hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): try your luck at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and finally see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls online route builder.

Fly from Boston to Niagara Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lily Dale.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Lily Dale

— 1 night
On the 28th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Barcelona Lighthouse State Park and then examine the collection at Dunkirk Lighthouse & Veterans Park Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Johnson Estate Winery and then steep yourself in history at Patterson Library.

For reviews and tourist information, use the Lily Dale sightseeing website.

Drive from Niagara Falls to Lily Dale in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Lily Dale are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lily Dale

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 2 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.
On the 30th (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, then steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, then take a stroll through Society Hill, and finally shop like a local with Rittenhouse Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Lily Dale to Philadelphia takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lily Dale in October, things will get a bit warmer in Philadelphia: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Shopping · Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 1 night
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.
To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary maker app.

Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 1st (Mon), you're off to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Nightlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Shenandoah National Park

— 1 night
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Skyline Drive, do a tasting at Stone Mountain Vineyards, and then look for gifts at SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Shenandoah National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Shenandoah National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in November, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Shenandoah National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork, and then take a memorable drive along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip builder app.

Explore your travel options from Shenandoah National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Route module. In November in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Covington.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Covington

— 1 night
Covington is a city and the county seat of Newton County, Georgia, located 35 miles east of Atlanta. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Holy Spirit and then indulge in some personalized pampering at The Upper Hand Day Spa.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Covington tour itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Covington. In November in Covington, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Tupelo.

Things to do in Covington

Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Tupelo

— 1 night
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum and then take a memorable drive along Natchez Trace Pkwy.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tupelo, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Covington to Tupelo in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 5th (Fri), you're off to McComb.

Things to do in Tupelo

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive

McComb

McComb is a city in Pike County, Mississippi, United States, approximately 80mi south of Jackson. For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the McComb trip builder.

You can drive from Tupelo to McComb in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in McComb when traveling from Tupelo in November, with lows around 9°C. You will leave for New Orleans on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in McComb

Parks · Museums · Nature

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and then view the masterpieces at Jamie Hayes Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, then take a stroll through Royal Street, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from McComb to New Orleans takes 2 hours. When traveling from McComb in November, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Key West.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Key West

— 3 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.
Shop till you drop at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery and Key West Local Luxe -Jewelry Store. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. When in Key West, make a side trip to see SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort in Little Torch Key, approximately Little Torch Key away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, get engrossed in the history at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, make a trip to Truman Little White House, and contemplate the long history of Fort Zachary Taylor.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Key West trip maker.

You can fly from New Orleans to Key West in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Key West due to the time zone difference. In November, Key West is somewhat warmer than New Orleans - with highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C. On the 11th (Thu), you'll travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Miami

— 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Wynwood Walls and then admire the striking features of Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at South Beach, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, then explore the world behind art at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, and finally take a stroll through Art Deco Historic District.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Miami trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Key West to Miami in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Miami sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Miami

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.