34 days in Continental USA Itinerary

34 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

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Louisville
— 3 nights
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Paducah
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly
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Galena
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chippewa Falls
— 4 nights
Drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Fly to Detroit
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Detroit
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cincinnati
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lexington
— 3 nights
Drive
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White Sulphur Springs
— 2 nights
Drive to Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport, Fly to Atlanta

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Louisville

— 3 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon), Maker's Mark (in Loretto) and Bardstown (Lux Row Distillers & Barton 1792 Distillery). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, test the waters at a local thermal spa, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Louisville trip planner.

Atlanta to Louisville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, Louisville is a bit cooler than Atlanta - with highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Paducah.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Paducah

— 3 nights
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Paducah: Casey Jones Distillery (in Hopkinsville), StarView Vineyards (in Cobden) and Hickory Ridge Vineyard (in Pomona). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Purple Toad Winery, get engrossed in the history at Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum, and explore the world behind art at The National Quilt Museum.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paducah trip app.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Paducah takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In October in Paducah, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Paducah

Wineries · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
When in Chicago, make a side trip to see Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. in DeKalb, approximately DeKalb away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chicago vacation planner.

You can fly from Paducah to Chicago in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paducah in October: highs in Chicago hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Galena.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Galena

— 4 nights
Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galena: Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center (in Spring Green), New Glarus Brewing Company (in New Glarus) and Hawk's Mill Winery (in Browntown). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, contemplate the long history of Ulysses S. Grant Home, and see the interesting displays at The Old Blacksmith Shop.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Galena travel planner.

Getting from Chicago to Galena by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 42°F in Galena. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Galena

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Ontonagon

— 2 nights
On the 17th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Bond Falls and then explore the activities along Presque Isle River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Summit Peak and then delve into the lush surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ontonagon vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Galena to Ontonagon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Galena to Ontonagon, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Galena in October, expect nights in Ontonagon to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Chippewa Falls.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Chippewa Falls

— 4 nights
Chippewa Falls is a city located on the Chippewa River in Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chippewa Falls: Buena Vista Park (in Alma), ELMARO Vineyard (in Trempealeau) and Munson Bridge Winery (in Withee). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Leinie Lodge, do a tasting at River Bend Vineyard & Winery, appreciate the views at Chippewa Valley, and sample the fine beverages at Chippewa River Distillery & Brewster Brothers Brewing Company.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chippewa Falls trip planner.

You can drive from Ontonagon to Chippewa Falls in 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ontonagon to Chippewa Falls. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Chippewa Falls

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Detroit

— 4 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Detroit: Snook's Dream Cars (in Bowling Green), Pentamere Winery (in Tecumseh) and National Museum of the Great Lakes (in Toledo). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Cedar Point, contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Detroit day trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chippewa Falls to Detroit. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chippewa Falls in October since evenings lows in Detroit dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cincinnati: Verona Vineyards (in Verona), Balloon Rides (in Lebanon) and National Museum of the US Air Force (in Dayton). There's much more to do: gain some tasty knowledge on Cincy Brew Bus, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and sample the fine beverages at Boone County Distilling Co..

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cincinnati itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Detroit to Cincinnati in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Cincinnati sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Lexington

— 3 nights

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Get out of town with these interesting Lexington side-trips: Frankfort (Buffalo Trace Distillery & Castle & Key Distillery) and Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles). The adventure continues: try your luck at Keeneland, sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery, have a few drinks at Barrel House Distillery, and experience rural life at Mill Ridge Farm.

Plan a Lexington trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to White Sulphur Springs.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries · Casinos · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

White Sulphur Springs

— 2 nights
White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. On the 2nd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Bend Recreation Area, sample the fine beverages at Smooth Ambler Distillery, and then relax and rejuvenate at The Salt Cave and Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Greenbrier, and then do a tasting at Watts Roost Vineyard.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the White Sulphur Springs driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lexington to White Sulphur Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In November, daily temperatures in White Sulphur Springs can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in White Sulphur Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kentucky travel guide

4.6
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

Illinois travel guide

4.3
Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.

Michigan travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.

Wisconsin travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Zoos
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.

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.

West Virginia travel guide

4
Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.