28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation maker

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Nashville
— 1 night
Fly
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Denver
— 2 nights
Fly
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shoshone
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eugene
— 1 night
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly
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Burlington
— 1 night
Drive
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Cape Elizabeth
— 1 night
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Taxi to Portland, ME, Bus to Boston, Fly to Provincetown
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Provincetown
— 1 night
Drive
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Hyannis
— 1 night
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
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Nashville

— 1 night

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 22nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, sample the fine beverages at Smith Creek Moonshine, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and finally learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Natchez Trace Parkway, then experience rural life at Gentry's Farm, then witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with Franklin on Foot.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville route planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Nashville. In October, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 24th (Sat), get interesting insight from Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience, then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, then sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mockery Brewing. Here are some ideas for day two: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, see the interesting displays at Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at Healing Waters Mind and Body Float Studio.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Nashville to Denver in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nashville in October: high temperatures in Denver hover around 67°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Arches National Park

— 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 26th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then stroll through Delicate Arch, and finally hike along Fiery Furnace.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Arches National Park trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Denver to Arches National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 27th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon and then take some stellar pictures from Observation Point.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park attractions app.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Zion National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Arches National Park in October since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Shoshone.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature

Shoshone

— 1 night
Shoshone is the county seat and largest city of Lincoln County, Idaho, United States. On the 29th (Thu), Head underground at Shoshone Indian Ice Caves, then explore the stunning scenery at Black Magic Canyon, and then Head underground at Idaho's Mammoth Cave.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Shoshone trip itinerary app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Shoshone. When traveling from Zion National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days in Shoshone, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Shoshone

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 30th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hoyt Arboretum, and finally relax in the rural setting at Roloff Farms. On your second day here, stop by Powell's City of Books, then wander the streets of Ladd's Addition, then identify plant and animal life at Volcano Lands - Private Tours, and finally see the top attractions with Envi Adventures.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Portland online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Shoshone to Portland takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Shoshone to Portland, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Shoshone in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 49°F in Portland. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Eugene.

Things to do in Portland

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Eugene

— 1 night
Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. state of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stop by Down to Earth Home, Garden, & Gift, hike along Ridgeline Trail, then head outdoors with Spencer Butte, and finally relax in the rural setting at Bush's Fern View Farms.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Eugene trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Portland to Eugene in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Eugene

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally pick up some local products at Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company and then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read our Seattle day trip planning app.

You can fly from Eugene to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 42°F. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, stroll around Millennium Park, then don't miss a visit to Marquette Building, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Seattle to Chicago in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seattle in November since evenings lows in Chicago dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Burlington

— 1 night
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Shelburne Museum, then see the interesting displays at Vermont National Guard Library & Museum, Inc., then soar above the sights with Above Reality Inc. Hot Air Balloon Rides, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Round Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Burlington day trip planning app.

Getting from Chicago to Burlington by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Burlington is 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Elizabeth.

Things to do in Burlington

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cape Elizabeth

— 1 night
Cape Elizabeth is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. On the 7th (Sat), walk around Fort Williams Park, enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, and then steep yourself in history at Goddard Mansion.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cape Elizabeth trip maker app.

You can drive from Burlington to Cape Elizabeth in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Cape Elizabeth

Historic Sites · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Cod National Seashore.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Provincetown trip planning app.

Getting from Cape Elizabeth to Provincetown by combination of taxi, bus, and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Cape Elizabeth in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Provincetown, with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Hyannis.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Hyannis

— 1 night

Capital of Cape Cod

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
On the 9th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, then get curious at Sandwich Glass Museum, then make a trip to Old King's Hwy, and finally contemplate the long history of Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hyannis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Provincetown to Hyannis takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Hyannis, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Hyannis

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, stroll through The High Line, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read New York City travel route builder site.

Fly from Hyannis to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hyannis in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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 14th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pinnacles, then trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then trek along Limberlost Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Shenandoah National Park trip planner.

Fly from New York City to Shenandoah National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New York City in November, plan for little chillier nights in Shenandoah National Park, with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Washington DC

— 3 nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC tour itinerary site.

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Washington DC by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daytime highs in Washington DC are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walk the Burgh Tours, see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tours.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Pittsburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in November, expect Pittsburgh to be slightly colder, temps between 52°F and 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Tours · Museums

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.

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.