31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Seattle
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Helena
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Milwaukee
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Cincinnati
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Erie
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Gettysburg
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
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Jacksonville
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Baton Rouge
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Saint Louis
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Nauvoo
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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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Woodland Park and Rose Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip planner.

Houston to Seattle is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Houston, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Helena.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

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Helena

— 1 night
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum.

Find out how to plan Helena trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Helena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Helena is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 36°F in Helena. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Helena

Museums
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Milwaukee

— 2 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the striking features of Basilica of St. Josaphat, take in nature's colorful creations at Boerner Botanical Gardens, and then sample the tasty concoctions at MobCraft Beer.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee trip maker.

You can fly from Helena to Milwaukee in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Helena in October, Milwaukee is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Cincinnati

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Georgetown (Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm & Evans Orchard & Cider Mill) and Dayton (National Museum of the US Air Force & Carillon Historical Park). And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, stroll through Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cincinnati trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Milwaukee to Cincinnati takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Milwaukee to Cincinnati, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milwaukee in October, you will find days in Cincinnati are somewhat warmer (68°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly to Erie.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Erie

— 1 day

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
On the 9th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick Church and then let little ones run wild at Asbury Woods.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Erie tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Cincinnati to Erie takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Erie are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Erie

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Gettysburg

— 3 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gettysburg: Frog Eye Farm (in Knoxville) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). The adventure continues: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, awaken your taste buds at Savor Gettysburg Food Tours, get answers to all your questions at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and explore the striking landscape at Devils Den.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gettysburg route planner.

Getting from Erie to Gettysburg by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to New York City.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

New York City

— 5 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and stroll around The High Line.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip builder website.

Drive from Gettysburg to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Gettysburg in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at The Pentagon, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Jacksonville

— 1 night

The River City

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take a stroll through San Marco Historic District and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jacksonville vacation planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Jacksonville in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, Jacksonville is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Baton Rouge

— 2 nights
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation, then admire the landmark architecture of Oak Alley Plantation, and then see the interesting displays at Whitney Plantation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on The Atchafalaya Experience.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Baton Rouge vacation planner.

You can fly from Jacksonville to Baton Rouge in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Baton Rouge are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 1 night

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 25th (Mon), experience rural life at Willoughby Heritage Farm and Conservation Reserve and then experience rural life at Braeutigam Orchards. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis road trip planning website.

You can fly from Baton Rouge to Saint Louis in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, Saint Louis is slightly colder than Baton Rouge - with highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nauvoo.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Nauvoo

— 2 nights
Nauvoo is a small city in Hancock County, Illinois, United States, on the Mississippi River near Fort Madison, Iowa. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nauvoo Temple, then take an in-depth tour of George M. Verity Riverboat Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Keokuk National Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Rheinberger House Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Nauvoo road trip planner.

Getting from Saint Louis to Nauvoo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Saint Louis in October, you will find days in Nauvoo are slightly colder (67°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Nauvoo

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jackson Hole

— 3 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Get out of town with these interesting Jackson Hole side-trips: Yellowstone National Park (Cave Falls & Lewis Falls) and Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jackson Hole tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nauvoo to Jackson Hole. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nauvoo to Jackson Hole. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nauvoo in October; daily highs in Jackson Hole reach 55°F and lows reach 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.