39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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39 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
Drive:  6​h
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New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Dallas
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
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Little Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Jackson
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Birmingham
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Atlanta
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
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Jacksonville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
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Charleston
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Charlotte
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
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Virginia Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
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Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
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Washington DC
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
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Baltimore
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Dover
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Philadelphia
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Atlantic City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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New York City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Hartford
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Providence
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Boston
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
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Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Concord
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Bangor
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
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Waterbury
— Few hours
Drive:  9​h
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Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
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Detroit
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Cincinnati
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
31
Louisville
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
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Indianapolis
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
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Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Milwaukee
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
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Minneapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
37
Des Moines
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
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Lincoln
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
40
Jamestown
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
41
Rapid City
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
42
Billings
— 1 day
Drive:  12​h 30​min
43
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
45
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
46
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
47
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
48
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 15​min
49
Roswell
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h 15​min
End: Las Vegas

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip builder.

Houston to New Orleans is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Houston in September, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 33°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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Austin

Austin
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from New Orleans to Austin in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 25°C. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

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Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 17th (Sun), examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and then have fun at AT&T Stadium.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Dallas trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Austin to Dallas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Dallas, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums

Side Trip

AT&T Stadium
Highlights from your plan
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
AT&T Stadium ©
AT&T Stadium

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Oklahoma City trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Dallas to Oklahoma City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dallas in September; daily highs in Oklahoma City reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. You'll set off for Little Rock on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Parks Fun & Games

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Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Little Rock Central High School and then stroll through Riverfront Park.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Little Rock trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oklahoma City to Little Rock takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Little Rock can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 19th (Tue), you'll travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park

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Jackson

Jackson
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jackson custom trip planner.

Getting from Little Rock to Jackson by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. In September in Jackson, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. You'll set off for Phoenix on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Jackson

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pyramid Vodka, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio., and then don't miss a visit to Graceland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, admire the striking features of The Peabody Memphis, make a trip to Beale Street, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis itinerary planner.

Getting from Jackson to Memphis by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Memphis are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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Birmingham

Birmingham
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Birmingham trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Memphis to Birmingham in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. September in Birmingham sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. You'll set off for Atlanta on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Outdoors

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
To see photos and tourist information, you can read our Atlanta vacation builder.

You can drive from Birmingham to Atlanta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in Atlanta sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park
Piedmont Park ©
Piedmont Park

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Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take a stroll through Jacksonville Landing, stroll through Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, and then identify plant and animal life at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Jacksonville trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Atlanta to Jacksonville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Jacksonville, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens ©
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
Jacksonville Landing ©
Jacksonville Landing

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Charleston

Charleston
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
To see maps and tourist information, you can read our Charleston travel planner.

Traveling by car from Jacksonville to Charleston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Jacksonville in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Charleston. You will leave for Charlotte on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Mint Museum UPTOWN. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Bank of America Stadium, find something for the whole family at Carowinds, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlotte itinerary builder.

Fly from Charleston to Charlotte in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charleston in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Charlotte. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Charlotte

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Carowinds ©
Carowinds
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
The Bank of America Stadium ©
The Bank of America Stadium

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Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach itinerary planner.

Getting from Charlotte to Virginia Beach by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. On the 28th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, ponder the world of politics at West Virginia State Capitol, then try your luck at Mardi Gras Casino, and finally take a peaceful walk through Kanawha State Forest.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Charleston trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Charleston in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Charleston when traveling from Virginia Beach in September, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trip

Mardi Gras Casino
Highlights from your plan
Kanawha State Forest ©
Kanawha State Forest
West Virginia State Museum ©
West Virginia State Museum
West Virginia State Capitol ©
West Virginia State Capitol

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Washington DC

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally ponder the world of politics at The White House.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Washington DC vacation planner.

You can fly from Charleston to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Charleston in September, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
White House ©
White House

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Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
On the 30th (Sat), take a stroll through Fell's Point, then contemplate the waterfront views at Inner Harbor, then take in the history at Fort McHenry National Monument, and finally admire all the interesting features of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Baltimore itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Baltimore in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Baltimore when traveling from Washington DC in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dover.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Oriole Park at Camden Yards ©
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Fell's Point ©
Fell's Point

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Dover

Dover
Dover is the capital and second-largest city in the U.S. For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dover travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Baltimore to Dover by car takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Dover

Parks Outdoors Museums

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dover to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will leave for Atlantic City on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

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Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): try your luck at Borgata Jobs, then don't miss a visit to Lucy the Elephant, then take in the waterfront at Atlantic City Boardwalk, and finally try to win big at Caesars Atlantic City.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Atlantic City holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Atlantic City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Atlantic City when traveling from Philadelphia in October, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to New York City.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Casinos Fun & Games Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucy the Elephant
Highlights from your plan
Borgata Casino ©
Borgata Casino
Lucy the Elephant ©
Lucy the Elephant
Atlantic City Boardwalk ©
Atlantic City Boardwalk

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then stroll through Central Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Atlantic City to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Atlantic City in October, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hartford trip builder.

You can drive from New York City to Hartford in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from New York City in October, Hartford is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Providence.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum

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Providence

Providence ©
Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Providence custom trip planner.

You can drive from Hartford to Providence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Providence sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Boston.

Things to do in Providence

Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
WaterFire ©
WaterFire

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Boston

Boston ©
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.
For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Boston trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Providence to Boston in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

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Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
On the 4th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Witch History Museum, then stroll the grounds of Old Burying Point Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at The House of the Seven Gables, and finally stop by Crow Haven Corner.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Salem trip planner.

Salem is just a stone's throw from Boston. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Concord.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Salem Witch Museum ©
Salem Witch Museum
Old Burying Point Cemetery ©
Old Burying Point Cemetery

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Concord

Concord ©
Concord is the capital city of the U.S. To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Concord trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Salem to Concord in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Salem in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 3°C in Concord. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bangor.
Highlights from your plan
New Hampshire State House ©
New Hampshire State House

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Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bangor online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Concord to Bangor takes 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Waterbury.
Highlights from your plan
Paul Bunyan Statue ©
Paul Bunyan Statue

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Waterbury

Waterbury ©
Waterbury is a town in Washington County in central Vermont, United States. For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Waterbury trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bangor to Waterbury in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for Cleveland.
Highlights from your plan
Vermont State House ©
Vermont State House

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Cleveland

Cleveland
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cleveland vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Waterbury to Cleveland takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Waterbury in October, expect Cleveland to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 11°C. You'll set off for Detroit on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Outdoors Museums

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then admire all the interesting features of Comerica Park, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Detroit Riverfront Conservancy.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Detroit itinerary builder.

Getting from Cleveland to Detroit by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October in Detroit, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums

Side Trip

Dearborn
Highlights from your plan
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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Cincinnati

Cincinnati
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Cincinnati vacation planner.

You can drive from Detroit to Cincinnati in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. October in Cincinnati sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. You'll set off for Louisville on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Museums Nightlife

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Louisville

Louisville
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Louisville vacation planner.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Louisville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll set off for Indianapolis on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Outdoors Museums

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
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.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis trip generator.

You can drive from Louisville to Indianapolis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Indianapolis are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Rocket Fizz ©
Rocket Fizz
Monument Circle ©
Monument Circle

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see the interesting displays at City Museum and then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Louis tour planner.

Getting from Indianapolis to Saint Louis by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Saint Louis. In October, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch

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Chicago

Chicago
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Chicago custom trip planner.

Fly from Saint Louis to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Saint Louis in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Nightlife Parks Outdoors

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Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
On the 10th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum, then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then admire all the interesting features of Miller Park, and finally explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Milwaukee travel planner.

Traveling by bus from Chicago to Milwaukee takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Milwaukee can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum
Beer Tastings & Tours
Miller Park ©
Miller Park

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Minneapolis trip builder.

Fly from Milwaukee to Minneapolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to Des Moines.

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Des Moines

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Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Iowa State Fairgrounds, hunt for treasures at Farmers Market, and then get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Des Moines vacation trip planner.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Des Moines in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in October: highs in Des Moines hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kansas City.

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Downtown Farmers Market
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Capitol Building
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Iowa State Fairgrounds

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Kansas City

Kansas City
The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kansas City trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Des Moines to Kansas City by car takes about 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kansas City are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Lincoln.

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Lincoln

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Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at International Quilt Study Center & Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Gardens, then ponder the world of politics at Nebraska State Capitol, and finally explore and take pictures at Memorial Stadium.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lincoln itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kansas City to Lincoln in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kansas City in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Lincoln. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jamestown.

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Sunken Gardens ©
Sunken Gardens
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Memorial Stadium
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Nebraska State Capitol

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Jamestown

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Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Jamestown Reservoir, take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village, then examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Jamestown trip builder.

Getting from Lincoln to Jamestown by car takes about 8 hours. In October, Jamestown is a bit cooler than Lincoln - with highs of 15°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

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National Buffalo Museum
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Stutsman County Memorial Museum
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Frontier Village

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Rapid City

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South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 14th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Prairie Edge Trading Co & Galleries, then wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, then identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, and finally stroll through Reptile Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rapid City trip generator.

You can drive from Jamestown to Rapid City in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Jamestown to Rapid City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jamestown in October: highs in Rapid City hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Billings.

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Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
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Bear Country USA
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Billings

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Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Billings trip planner.

You can drive from Rapid City to Billings in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daily temperatures in Billings can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Seattle.

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Pictograph Cave State Park

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Seattle

Seattle
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Billings to Seattle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Billings to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Billings in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 11°C. You'll set off for Portland on the 16th (Mon).

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Portland

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A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stop by Powell's City of Books, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oregon Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, and finally take in the views from Hawthorne Bridge.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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San Francisco

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San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary maker.

You can fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Portland in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

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Alcatraz Island

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Los Angeles

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Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Diego.

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Universal Studios Hollywood

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San Diego

San Diego
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
To find photos and more tourist information, read our San Diego online itinerary creator.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in San Diego are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You will leave for Phoenix on the 20th (Fri).

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Phoenix

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Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, then admire the striking features of Taliesin West, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip generator.

You can fly from San Diego to Phoenix in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from San Diego in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Phoenix, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Roswell.

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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
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Desert Botanical Garden
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Taliesin West

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Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
On the 22nd (Sun), examine the collection at International UFO Museum And Research Center, take a stroll through Downtown Historic District, look for gifts at Alien Zone, then explore the world behind art at Roswell Museum & Art Center, and finally admire the majestic nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Roswell itinerary planner.

You can fly from Phoenix to Roswell in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in October, things will get a bit cooler in Roswell: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for home.

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Bottomless Lakes State Park ©
Bottomless Lakes State Park
Pecos Flavors Winery ©
Pecos Flavors Winery
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Roswell Museum & Art Center

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