30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Cleveland
— 4 nights
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Buffalo
— 4 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
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Portland
— 4 nights
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North Conway
— 4 nights
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Boston
— 2 nights
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Indianapolis
— 2 nights
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Branson
— 4 nights
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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 2nd (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo and then stroll around Forest Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis road trip website.

Wichita Falls to Saint Louis is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Wichita Falls in April; daily highs in Saint Louis reach 67°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Cleveland

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Baltic Mill Winery and Wade Memorial Chapel. Your inner history buff will appreciate Zoar Village State Memorial and Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery. Explore Cleveland's surroundings by going to Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park (in Northfield) and Cedar Point (in Sandusky). There's more to do: hunt for treasures at West Side Market and try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cleveland online trip builder.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Cleveland in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Cleveland due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Saint Louis in April: high temperatures in Cleveland hover around 57°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Buffalo.

Things to do in Cleveland

Casinos · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Buffalo

— 4 nights

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Abbey of the Genesee and Black Willow Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Buffalo: Westfield (Barcelona Lighthouse State Park & Noble Winery), Willow Creek Winery (in Silver Creek) and Liberty Vineyards Winery (in Sheridan). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Merritt Estate Winery, admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, and hit the slopes at Holiday Valley.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Buffalo trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Buffalo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Buffalo sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Explore hidden gems such as St. Saviour's Church : and The Christmas Vacation Shop. Change things up with a short trip to Ship Harbor Nature Trail in Bass Harbor (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: tee off at Kebo Valley Golf Club, look for gifts at Sherman's Books & Stationery, kick back and relax at Echo Lake Beach, and stroll through Little Hunters Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip maker website.

Fly from Buffalo to Bar Harbor in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buffalo in April, plan for little chillier days in Bar Harbor, with highs around 49°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 33°F. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips

Portland

— 4 nights

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Popular historic sites such as Wood Island Lighthouse and Winslow Homer's Studio are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery and Breakwater Vineyards. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Ogunquit (Ogunquit Beach & Marginal Way Walkway), Belgrade Lakes Golf Club (in Belgrade Lakes) and FIORE Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars (in Rockland). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art and learn about winemaking at Maine Mead Works.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Portland tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Portland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In April, daytime highs in Portland are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wineries · Golf

Side Trips

North Conway

— 4 nights
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sap House Meadery and White Mountain Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Hermit Woods Winery (in Meredith), Omni Mount Washington Resort Bretton Woods Golf Course (in Bretton Woods) and The Frost Place (in Franconia). And it doesn't end there: tee off at North Conway Country Club, explore the activities along Lake Chocorua, take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway, and stop by Beyond Obsession.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our North Conway itinerary tool.

Getting from Portland to North Conway by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. April in North Conway sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors · Golf · Scenic Drive · 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 23rd (Mon): take a stroll through Beacon Hill, then get to know the fascinating history of Louisburg Square, and then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden. Keep things going the next day: visit North End, steep yourself in history at Pickity Place, and then steep yourself in history at Frye's Measure Mill.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston day trip tool.

You can drive from North Conway to Boston in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In April in Boston, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, then learn about winemaking at Hopwood Cellars Winery, and finally wander the streets of Lockerbie Square District.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Indianapolis trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Boston to Indianapolis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Boston in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Indianapolis, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trip

Branson

— 4 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wilson's Creek National Battlefield and The Shrine of the Holy Spirit. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gay Perdita Sinclair Station Route 66 Memorabalia and Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, kick back and relax at Moonshine Beach, and take some stellar pictures from College of the Ozarks.

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

Traveling by flight from Indianapolis to Branson takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Branson is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Branson are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.

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.

New York State travel guide

4.5
Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · Monuments
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.

Maine travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.

New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations · Ski Areas
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.

Massachusetts travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas
The Bay State
Known as the "Bay State" because of the three bays dominating its coastline, Massachusetts has played a significant cultural and commercial role through most of the country's history. An increasingly popular vacation destination for foreign travelers, Massachusetts offers numerous places to visit, ranging from historical sites to modern urban centers famous for their culinary, art, and nightlife scenes. With the majority of its population living in and around the city of Boston, in the 20th century Massachusetts went from a state largely dependent on fishing and agriculture to the country's leader in higher education, healthcare, high technology, and financial services. Home to renowned universities and research centers, the state's cities attract a young crowd of students, scientists, artists, and business professionals.

Indiana travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
The Hoosier State
With an extensive history of motorsports, Indiana's main claim to fame is the popular automobile race held each year in its capital city. A mostly rural state, Indiana is a land of till plains and lakes, its appearance a result of traces left behind by receding glaciers. The central section of the state, mostly flat with some rolling hills, contains some of the country's most fertile farmland. The state also contains almost 39,000 km (24,000 mi) of waterways, including the Wabash River, the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. For a genuine "Hoosier" experience, tour the state's slow-paced small towns, noted for their hospitality and outstanding local cuisine. You'll remember the warmth and charm long after your vacation is over.