37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Fort Lauderdale
— 5 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 5 nights
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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
— 6 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
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Ogunquit
— 2 nights
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Burlington
— 5 nights
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Fort Lauderdale

— 5 nights

Venice of America

Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Family-friendly places like South Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Fort Lauderdale side-trips: Key Largo (Scuba & Snorkeling, Spiegel Grove, &more), Village of Merrick Park (in Coral Gables) and Miami (Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami Children's Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Lincoln Road, head outdoors with JP Outfitters Inc., take in the waterfront activity at Miami Beach Marina, and brush up on your military savvy at Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fort Lauderdale trip maker.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Fort Lauderdale. In June, daily temperatures in Fort Lauderdale can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge

— 5 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Family-friendly places like Dollywood and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Pigeon Forge: Hartford (River Rafting & Tubing & Zipline). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at The Island in Pigeon Forge, admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, get in on the family fun at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, and stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge road trip website.

Fly from Fort Lauderdale to Pigeon Forge in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Pigeon Forge, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Nashville

— 4 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Family-friendly places like Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Grand Ole Opry will thrill your kids. When in Nashville, make a side trip to see Charlie Daniels Park in Mount Juliet, approximately Mount Juliet away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, explore the galleries of Upper Room, and admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nashville day trip site.

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Nashville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and then stroll around Round Hill Park. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and then admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pittsburgh trip planning site.

You can fly from Nashville to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Pittsburgh is 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in July, things will get slightly colder in Pittsburgh: highs are around 82°F and lows about 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Kids will enjoy Gettysburg National Military Park and Little Round Top. Next up on the itinerary: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, pause for some photo ops at North Carolina Monument, examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Philadelphia

— 6 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.
Attractions like Philadelphia Museum of Art and Independence Hall make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Philadelphia Zoo, don't miss a visit to Rittenhouse Square, see the interesting displays at The Franklin Institute, and trek along Schuylkill River Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 72°F in Philadelphia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 4 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bar Harbor: Winter Harbor (Whopaints Gallery, Schoodic Point, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorham Mountain Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor online holiday planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Bar Harbor by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, expect Bar Harbor to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Ogunquit

— 2 nights
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse, then explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, and then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Mainely Murders Bookstore, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wells Reserve at Laudholm, and finally stroll through Ogunquit Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ogunquit day trip website.

Drive from Bar Harbor to Ogunquit in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bar Harbor in July: highs in Ogunquit hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Burlington.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Burlington

— 5 nights
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Bring the kids along to Montshire Museum of Science and Shelburne Bay Park. Venture out of the city with trips to American Precision Museum (in Windsor), Saint Johnsbury (Dog Mountain Home of Stephen Huneck Gallery & Lamoille Valley Rail Trail) and New England Falconry (in Woodstock). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Stowe Recreation Path, explore the activities along Lake Champlain, walk around Waterfront Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Burlington Bike Path.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Burlington day trip app.

You can drive from Ogunquit to Burlington in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. In July, daily temperatures in Burlington can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
Casinos · Specialty Museums · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

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.

Vermont travel guide

4.5
Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Hiking Trails
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.