37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
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Topeka
— 2 nights
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Jefferson City
— 2 nights
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Springfield
— 2 nights
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Indianapolis
— 2 nights
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Columbus
— 2 nights
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Harrisburg
— 3 nights
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Albany
— 3 nights
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Boston
— 3 nights
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Hartford
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Trenton
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Dover
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Annapolis
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Washington DC
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Richmond
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Raleigh
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Denver

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Step off the beaten path and head to Denver Art Museum and Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and Clyfford Still Museum. Take a break from Denver with a short trip to Hotel de Paris Museum in Georgetown, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, see the interesting displays at MCA Denver, get engrossed in the history at Golden History Museum & Park, and explore the galleries of Molly Brown House Museum.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Denver visit planning app.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Denver is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Denver, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Topeka.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Topeka

Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Kansas State Capitol Building, then examine the collection at Evel Knievel Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Mulvane Art Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Prairie Fire Winery, examine the collection at OZ Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Wamego Historical Society and Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Topeka journey planner.

You can fly from Denver to Topeka in 6.5 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. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Topeka when traveling from Denver in August, with lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Jefferson City.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

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Jefferson City

Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and the fifteenth most populous city in the state. On the 21st (Fri), learn about all things military at Museum of Missouri Military History, then get engrossed in the history at Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc., then ponder the world of politics at Missouri State Capitol, and finally contemplate the long history of Missouri State Penitentiary. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Auto World Car Museum, get engrossed in the history at The National Churchill Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Lewis and Clark Monument Trailhead Plaza.

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Traveling by car from Topeka to Jefferson City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Jefferson City can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Jefferson City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Springfield

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
On the 23rd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, get a sense of history and politics at Old State Capitol, then get engrossed in the history at Union Station - Lincoln from History to Hollywood, and finally explore the galleries of Lincoln Home National Historic Site. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, steep yourself in history at Lincolns New Salem State Park, and then don't miss a visit to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Springfield holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Jefferson City to Springfield takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Indianapolis

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.
On the 25th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, explore the galleries of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Indianapolis Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Indiana War Memorial, then make a trip to Central Canal, and then see the interesting displays at The Eiteljorg Museum.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Indianapolis route planner.

Getting from Springfield to Indianapolis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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Columbus

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of German Village, explore the world behind art at Columbus Museum of Art, and then wander the streets of Short North Arts District. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Ohio Statehouse, then take a stroll through Easton Town Center, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Columbus itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Columbus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Columbus are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Harrisburg.

Things to do in Columbus

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Harrisburg

Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Step out of the city life by going to Indian Echo Caverns and City Island. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gettysburg National Cemetery and National Civil War Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Harrisburg side-trips: Gettysburg (Jennie Wade House, Gettysburg Museum of History, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Harrisburg Holocaust Monument.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Harrisburg tour website.

Traveling by flight from Columbus to Harrisburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Harrisburg, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Albany

Albany is the capital of the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Clark Art Institute and Olana State Historic Site. Visiting Prospect Mountain and Parasailing & Paragliding will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: MASS MoCA (in North Adams), Bennington Museum (in Bennington) and Adirondack Winery (in Lake George). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at New York State Museum and take an in-depth tour of USS Slater DE-766.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Albany journey planner.

You can drive from Harrisburg to Albany in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Albany

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Boston

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.
You'll explore and learn at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House. Get a sense of the local culture at Old North Church & Historic Site and Waterfront. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Adams National Historical Park, get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum, explore the world behind art at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and wander the streets of Beacon Hill.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Boston trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Albany to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Boston are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hartford.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Hartford

Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): browse the exhibits of The Mark Twain House & Museum, make a trip to Bushnell Plaza Sculpture Garden, and then admire the majestic nature at Gillette Castle State Park. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hammonasset Beach State Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Hartford trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Boston to Hartford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Hartford are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Trenton.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Trenton

Trenton is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Pennsbury Manor, make a trip to World War II Memorial, then make a trip to Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, and finally stroll around Grounds For Sculpture.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Trenton trip planner.

You can drive from Hartford to Trenton in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dover.

Things to do in Trenton

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Dover

Dover is the capital and second-largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Hagley Museum And Library and then see the interesting displays at Air Mobility Command Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dewey Beach, then kick back and relax at Lewes Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Cape Henlopen State Park.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dover trip builder tool.

Getting from Trenton to Dover by car takes about 2 hours. September in Dover sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Annapolis.

Things to do in Dover

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Annapolis

Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Maryland State House, then explore the activities along Susan Campbell Park, then hike along Quiet Waters Park, and finally brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Academy.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Annapolis trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Dover to Annapolis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Annapolis

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

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Washington DC

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Museum of African American History and Culture and Capitol Hill. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian Institution Building. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, take a stroll through Georgetown, see the interesting displays at National Postal Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip app.

Traveling by car from Annapolis to Washington DC takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Richmond

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Virginia Holocaust Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hollywood Cemetery and Governor's Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Richmond: Williamsburg (Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum & Bruton Parish Episcopal Church). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Tredegar Iron Works, get engrossed in the history at White House of the Confederacy, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Episcopal Church, and contemplate the long history of Edgar Allan Poe Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Richmond online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Washington DC to Richmond in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Raleigh

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 19th (Sat), see the interesting displays at North Carolina Museum of History, learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then get curious at Marbles Kids Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at House Creek Greenway Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, then immerse yourself in nature at Umstead State Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Raleigh online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Raleigh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.