37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner
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Kansas City
— 5 nights
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Indianapolis
— 7 nights
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Cincinnati
— 7 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 7 nights
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Philadelphia
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Kansas City — 5 nights

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
National WWI Museum and Memorial and Kaleidoscope will appeal to museum buffs. Bring the kids along to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead. Change things up with these side-trips from Kansas City: Territorial Capital Museum (in Lecompton), First Presbyterian Church Topeka (in Topeka) and Tonganoxie Community Historical Society and Museum (in Tonganoxie). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate, examine the collection at Pony Express Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, and catch a live event at Kauffman Stadium.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kansas City travel planner.

New York City to Kansas City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Kansas City. Traveling from New York City in June, expect nights in Kansas City to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Indianapolis.
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Indianapolis — 7 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Indianapolis Museum of Art and The Lane Place. Children's Museum of Indianapolis and Rotary Jail Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Indianapolis: Exotic Feline Rescue Center (in Centerpoint), Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area (in Rockville) and Marion Public Library & Museum (in Marion). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Indianapolis Zoo, see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Indianapolis planner.

Traveling by flight from Kansas City to Indianapolis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, Indianapolis is little chillier than Kansas City - with highs of 82°F and lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati — 7 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like National Museum of the US Air Force and Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption will thrill your kids. You'll explore and learn at Cincinnati Museum Center and Mary Todd Lincoln House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cincinnati: Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve (in Yellow Springs), Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Frankfort) and Coolmore America - Ashford Stud (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, walk around Cox Arboretum MetroPark, look for all kinds of wild species at Cincinnati Nature Center, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaculata Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati online vacation planner.

Getting from Indianapolis to Cincinnati by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pittsburgh.
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Pittsburgh — 7 nights

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.
Visit Fallingwater and Saint Emma Monastery for their historical value. Let the collections at Bicycle Heaven and Flight 93 National Memorial capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Canton (Canton Classic Car Museum & Historic Ridgewood), Zoar Village State Memorial (in Zoar) and Twin Lakes Park (in Latrobe). There's much more to do: catch a live event at PNC Park, get a new perspective on nature at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of Senator John Heinz History Center, and make a trip to Flight 93 Memorial Chapel.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pittsburgh tour planner.

Drive from Cincinnati to Pittsburgh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 9 nights

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.
Liberty Bell Center and Fireman's Hall will appeal to history buffs. Kids will appreciate attractions like Philadelphia Museum of Art and Elfreth's Alley. Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Lenape Park (in New Hope), Golf House Museum (in Far Hills) and Lakota Wolf Preserve (in Columbia). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, get to know the resident critters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, and browse the exhibits of Cape May Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip planner.

You can fly from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pittsburgh in July, things will get a bit warmer in Philadelphia: highs are around 88°F and lows about 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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