31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Pittsburgh
— 1 day
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Boston
— 5 nights
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Rochester
— 4 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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Pittsburgh

— 1 day

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.
On the 1st (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington and then indulge your taste buds at City Brew Tours.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pittsburgh tour itinerary planning website.

Atlanta to Pittsburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Atlanta in October: high temperatures in Pittsburgh hover around 65°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip

Washington DC

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Magdalen's Pure Skin Care Day Spa (in Rockville), Sagamore Spirit Distillery (in Baltimore) and Divine Wine Tours of Virginia (in Reston). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get lost in a book at Library of Congress, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

Before you visit Washington DC, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Pittsburgh to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Pittsburgh in October; daily highs in Washington DC reach 71°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Tours · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 2 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.
On the 7th (Thu), do a tasting at Adams County Winery, steep yourself in history at 12th & 44th New York Infantry Monument, and then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park. On your second day here, indulge your senses at Savor Gettysburg Food Tours, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Shriver House Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den.

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

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Gettysburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Gettysburg when traveling from Washington DC in October, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Nature

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 9th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Valenzano Family Winery, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then stop by Society Hill, and finally wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, then explore the world behind art at Brandywine River Museum of Art, and then ponder the design of Longwood Gardens.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Philadelphia trip simple and quick.

Getting from Gettysburg to Philadelphia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Wineries · Museums · Neighborhoods

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: stop by Times Square, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to New York City by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 16th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Point and then examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, then hike along Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail, and then do a tasting at Catherine Hill Winery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor route builder app.

You can fly from New York City to Bar Harbor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Bar Harbor to be a bit cooler, temps between 59°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Portland

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol) and Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit). There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, wander the streets of Diamond Cove, learn about winemaking at Maine Mead Works, and take in the pleasant sights at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Portland road trip app.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Portland by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Boston

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Sandwich (Old King's Hwy, Sandwich Glass Museum, &more), Chatham (Atwood Museum & Chatham Lighthouse Beach) and Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth). There's lots more to do: learn the secrets of beer at Rhode Island Red Food Tours, kick back and relax at Nauset Beach, don't miss a visit to Charles Street, and get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Boston holiday planner.

Drive from Portland to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Boston, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can fly to Rochester.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rochester

— 4 nights

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Venture out of the city with trips to Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett), Hammondsport (Glenn H. Curtiss Museum & Weis Vineyards) and Boundary Breaks Winery (in Lodi). There's much more to do: sample some tasty brews at Crush Beer & Wine Tours, do a tasting at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, and immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rochester journey maker website.

You can fly from Boston to Rochester in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Boston in October since evenings lows in Rochester dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Rochester

Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): examine the collection at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, do a tasting at A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard, and then learn about winemaking at Schulze Vineyards & Winery. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at Soma Cura Wellness Center, then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and then do a tasting at Black Willow Winery.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rochester to Niagara Falls by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Wineries · Spas · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

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.