29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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Trenton
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Philadelphia
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Pittsburgh
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Canton
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Cleveland
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Columbus
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Dayton
— 2 nights
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Cincinnati
— 2 nights
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Indianapolis
— 2 nights
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Saint Louis
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Kansas City
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Lawrence
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Topeka
— 2 nights
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Wichita
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Tulsa
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Oklahoma City
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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San Antonio

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Trenton

Trenton is the capital city of the U.S. state of New Jersey and the county seat of Mercer County. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Old Barracks Museum, make a trip to World War II Memorial, and then stroll around Grounds For Sculpture.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Trenton road trip planning tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Trenton. September in Trenton sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Trenton

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, pause for some photo ops at Rocky Statue, contemplate the long history of Christ Church, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and finally hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Trenton to Philadelphia by car takes about an hour. In September, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Pittsburgh

— 2 nights

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 8th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, and then squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then stop by Stamoolis Brothers Company, and finally visit Strip District.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pittsburgh day trip planner.

You can fly from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, plan for little chillier nights in Pittsburgh, with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Canton.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Neighborhoods · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Canton

Canton is a city in and the county seat of Stark County, Ohio, United States. On the 10th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, examine the collection at Warther Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Auman Museum of Radio and Television.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Canton road trip planning app.

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Canton in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In September in Canton, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cleveland.

Things to do in Canton

Museums

Side Trip

Cleveland

— 2 nights

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 10th (Fri): stroll around The Mall.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Cleveland route maker app.

Getting from Canton to Cleveland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Canton in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cleveland, with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Casinos

Columbus

— 2 nights

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
On the 12th (Sun), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, appreciate the history behind World's Largest Gavel, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and finally appreciate the history behind Grounds of Remembrance. On your second day here, learn the secrets of beer at Pedal Wagon Columbus, then take in the exciting artwork at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of German Village.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Columbus trip planner.

Drive from Cleveland to Columbus in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dayton.

Things to do in Columbus

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dayton

— 2 nights

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automobile self starter.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force, and then head outdoors with Dayton Dragons Baseball. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Dayton Mall, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then see the interesting displays at America's Packard Museum - The Citizens Motorcar Co., and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Glen Helen Nature Preserve.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dayton trip planner.

Getting from Columbus to Dayton by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Dayton

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, then get to know the resident critters at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, and then stroll around Smale Riverfront Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino, and then meet the residents at Newport Aquarium.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cincinnati tour planning tool.

Getting from Dayton to Cincinnati by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to USS Indianapolis Memorial, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, explore the galleries of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, then experience rural life at The Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health, and finally look for gifts at Rocket Fizz. Here are some ideas for day two: try to win big at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, then see the interesting displays at The Eiteljorg Museum, and then make a trip to Central Canal.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Indianapolis trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Indianapolis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trip

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.
On the 20th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then walk around Forest Park, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and finally examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, then relax in the rural setting at Grant’s Farm, then admire the masterpieces at Saint Louis Art Museum, and finally walk around Tilles Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis tour planner.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Saint Louis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Saint Louis due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Kansas City

— 2 nights

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
On the 22nd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, examine the collection at Arabia Steamboat Museum, and then examine the collection at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, then explore the engaging exhibits at Kaleidoscope, then explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and finally take a stroll through Country Club Plaza.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kansas City travel planning app.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Kansas City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kansas City can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Lawrence.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Lawrence

— 2 nights
Lawrence is the sixth largest city in the state of Kansas and the county seat of Douglas County, Kansas. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll around Ernie Miller Nature Center, experience rural life at Louisburg Cider Mill, and then learn about winemaking at Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at KU Natural History Museum, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Kansas, then wander the streets of Massachusetts Street, and finally look for gifts at Mass Street Soda.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lawrence online route planner.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Lawrence takes an hour. Traveling from Kansas City in September, expect little chillier with lows of 58°F in Lawrence. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Topeka.

Things to do in Lawrence

Shopping · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Topeka

— 2 nights
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. On the 26th (Sun), let the kids burn off some steam at Wamego City Park, stop by OZ Museum, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Flint Hills Discovery Center. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center, let the kids burn off some steam at Lake Shawnee, and then ponder the world of politics at Kansas State Capitol Building.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Topeka trip planner.

Topeka is just a stone's throw from Lawrence. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Wichita.

Things to do in Topeka

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Wichita

— 2 nights
On the 28th (Tue), don't miss a visit to The Keeper of the Plains, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sedgwick County Zoo, and then stop by Nifty Nut House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum of World Treasures, then engage your brain at Cosmosphere, and then examine the collection at Strataca.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Wichita online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Topeka to Wichita takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tulsa.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Tulsa

— 1 night

Buckle of the Bible Belt

Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Philbrook Museum of Art, then admire the natural beauty at Gilcrease Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Tulsa Zoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Blue Whale of Catoosa.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tulsa trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Wichita to Tulsa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tulsa can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Tulsa

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oklahoma City

— 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, then take in the views from Skydance Bridge, then see the interesting displays at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and finally visit Bricktown.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Oklahoma City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tulsa to Oklahoma City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Oklahoma City sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Dallas.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Neighborhoods

Dallas

— 2 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 2nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then don't miss a visit to Exchange Avenue. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then look for gifts at Wild Bill's Western Store.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas driving holiday planner.

Getting from Oklahoma City to Dallas by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oklahoma City in October since evenings lows in Dallas dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Antonio.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

San Antonio

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at The Guenther House Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Antonio vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to San Antonio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 64°F.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.