31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Dubuque
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
West Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Minneapolis
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Newport
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h
6
Branson
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Saint Louis
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Charleston
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Dubuque

Dubuque ©
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stroll through Eagle Point Park.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubuque trip planner .

New York City to Dubuque is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in Dubuque at 45°F and lows at 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to West Bend.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Pikes Peak State Park
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Pikes Peak State Park ©
Pikes Peak State Park
St. Luke's United Methodist Church ©
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
Mathias Ham House ©
Mathias Ham House

1
night
West Bend

West Bend ©
West Bend is a city in Kossuth and Palo Alto (originally) counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Grotto of the Redemption, then contemplate the long history of Algona P.W. Camp Museum, and then learn about winemaking at Train Wreck Winery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read West Bend trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Dubuque to West Bend in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. In November, daytime highs in West Bend are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in West Bend

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Algona
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Grotto of the Redemption ©
Grotto of the Redemption
Train Wreck Winery ©
Train Wreck Winery
Algona P.W. Camp Museum ©
Algona P.W. Camp Museum

4
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Minneapolis Institute of Art and Next Chapter Winery. Step out of the city life by going to National Eagle Center and Mill Ruins Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Minneapolis: Barn Bluff (in Red Wing), Extreme Sandbox (in Hastings) and Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve (in Savage). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, ponder the world of politics at Minneapolis City Hall, have some family-friendly fun at FlyOver America, and browse the different shops at Mall of America.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from West Bend to Minneapolis in 3.5 hours. In November in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bloomington, National Eagle Center, Barn Bluff, Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, Baker National Golf Course
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National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve ©
Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

4
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Haystack Rock and Sokol Blosser Winery. Get some cultural insight at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Carlton Winemakers Studio. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville), Cannon Beach (in Cannon Beach) and Mt. Hood National Forest (in Welches). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, get to know the fascinating history of Eastbank Esplanade, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Portland road trip planning site .

You can fly from Minneapolis to Portland in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Portland due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in November: high temperatures in Portland hover around 53°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Carlton Winemakers Studio, Mt. Hood National Forest, Sokol Blosser Winery, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

3
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Left Coast Cellars and Lincoln City Glass Center. You'll get in some beach time at Heceta Beach and Nye Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Newport side-trips: Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge (in Dallas) and Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest (in Yachats). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, grab your bike and head to Mike Miller Park, and stop by The Chocolate Frog.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Newport trip planner.

Drive from Portland to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

The Chocolate Frog, Lincoln City Glass Center, Heceta Beach, Left Coast Estate, Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge ©

3
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Get a sense of the local culture at Titanic Museum and Lindwedel Winery. Get outdoors at National Tiger Sanctuary and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 30th (Fri) at Silver Dollar City. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, have some family-friendly fun at Escape Code, stop by Mulberry Mill, and play a few rounds at Branson Hills Golf Club.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Branson road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Newport to Branson takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Newport to Branson, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newport in November, Branson is slightly colder at night with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

National Tiger Sanctuary, Table Rock Lake, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum

4
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Escape the urban bustle at Rockwoods Reservation and Sachs Butterfly House. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint Louis: Shaw Nature Reserve (in Gray Summit) and Six Flags St Louis (in Eureka). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, examine the collection at City Museum, meet the residents at Saint Louis Zoo, and get your game on at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Saint Louis trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Branson to Saint Louis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 29°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sachs Butterfly House, Rockwoods Reservation, Six Flags St Louis, Shaw Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Sachs Butterfly House ©
Sachs Butterfly House
City Museum ©
City Museum

1
night
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Brookgreen Gardens, wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): look for gifts at Gay Dolphin Gift Cove, then experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, then enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach, and finally get your game on at Backstage Mirror Maze.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach road trip app .

You can fly from Saint Louis to Myrtle Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Myrtle Beach due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saint Louis in December: high temperatures in Myrtle Beach hover around 62°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Brookgreen Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©

5
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and Nathaniel Russell House. Get outdoors at Folly Beach Public Beach and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument, don't miss a visit to Riley Waterfront Park, take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and admire all the interesting features of Middleton Place.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Charleston online holiday planner .

Getting from Myrtle Beach to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in December, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Folly Beach Public Beach, Patriots Point
Highlights from your plan
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

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nights
Hilton Head

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
On the 14th (Fri), hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hilton Head online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

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