39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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39 days in United States Itinerary

Start: State College
Drive:  4​h
1
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
3
Daytona Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
4
Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Miami
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Tampa
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 45​min
7
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
8
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h
9
Atlanta
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
10
Columbus
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Detroit
— 7 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
12
Concord
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Boston
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
14
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
15
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: State College

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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.
On the 16th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC online road trip planner .

State College to Washington DC is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from State College in June; daily highs in Washington DC reach 86°F and lows reach 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nightlife Museums

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Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 16th (Wed), examine the collection at North Carolina Museum of History, then get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then engage your brain at Marbles Kids Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Raleigh online route planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Raleigh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
North Carolina Museum of History ©
North Carolina Museum of History
Marbles Kids Museum ©
Marbles Kids Museum

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Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): kick back and relax at Beach at Daytona Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ormond Beach, bet on your favorite at Daytona International Speedway, then brush up on your military savvy at Veterans Museum & Education Center, then stop by Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, and finally explore the galleries of Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.

Make your Daytona Beach itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Raleigh to Daytona Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Raleigh in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 73°F in Daytona Beach. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Ormond Beach
Highlights from your plan
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach

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nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Take a break from the city and head to Discovery Cove and Fishing Charters & Tours. Shop till you drop at The Mall at Millenia and Disney Springs. There's lots more to do: discover the magic at Disney's Animal Kingdom, pause for some serene contemplation at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral, find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort, and laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip maker .

Traveling by car from Daytona Beach to Orlando takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Orlando, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Fishing Charters & Tours
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Art Deco Historic District, explore the world behind art at Wynwood Walls, then examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and finally kick back and relax at South Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Patrick Catholic Church, then see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then browse the different shops at Dolphin Mall, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Bayside Marketplace.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Miami trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Miami takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the world behind art at The Dali Museum and then get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Imagine Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Duncan McClellan Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Clearwater Beach.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampa holiday builder website .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Tampa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in June, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

St. Petersburg, Clearwater Beach, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Duncan McClellan Gallery ©
Duncan McClellan Gallery
Imagine Museum ©
Imagine Museum
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Chalmette National Historical Park and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Garden District and Royal Street. Venture out of the city with trips to Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Tampa to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tampa in June, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (83°F), and nights are a bit warmer (83°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Oak Alley Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 1st (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, and finally wander the streets of The Strand.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Houston online attractions planner .

You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in June, you will find days in Houston are somewhat warmer (92°F), and nights are a bit cooler (75°F). You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Atlanta.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

The Strand
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Teo-Chew Temple ©
Teo-Chew Temple

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night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 3rd (Sat), admire the striking features of Fox Theatre, explore the world behind art at Center for Civil and Human Rights, then examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, then steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park, and finally see the interesting displays at College Football Hall of Fame. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park, then hike along Stone Mountain Park, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Atlanta tour planner .

Getting from Houston to Atlanta by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; 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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Houston in July; daily highs in Atlanta reach 89°F and lows reach 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Stone Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park
Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
Center for Civil and Human Rights
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park

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Columbus

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, get a taste of the local shopping with Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then take a stroll through Easton Town Center, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): hunt for treasures at North Market Farmer's Market, take a stroll through Short North Arts District, steep yourself in history at Central Ohio Fire Museum, examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, then take a stroll through German Village, and finally look for gifts at Helen Winnemore's.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Columbus road trip planning tool .

Getting from Atlanta to Columbus by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in July, expect Columbus to be slightly colder, temps between 83°F and 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Columbus

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum ©
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum
Central Ohio Fire Museum ©
Central Ohio Fire Museum

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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.
The Henry Ford and Thomas Edison Birthplace will appeal to museum buffs. Visit The 577 Foundation and Marblehead Lighthouse State Park for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Detroit: Bronner's Christmas Wonderland (in Frankenmuth), Oak Openings Preserve Metropark (in Toledo) and Maumee Bay State Park (in Oregon). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Island Lake State Recreation Area, identify plant and animal life at Back to the Wild, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and take a stroll through Sauder Village.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Detroit online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Columbus to Detroit in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Concord.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Dearborn, Castalia, Oak Harbor, Maumee Bay State Park, Sauder Village
Highlights from your plan
Maumee Bay State Park ©
Maumee Bay State Park
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

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Concord

Concord ©
Concord is the capital city of the U.S. On the 13th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Pierce Manse, then identify plant and animal life at Susan N. McLane Audubon Center and Silk Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, then sample the tasty concoctions at Concord Craft Brewing Company, and finally stop by Granite State Candy Shoppe.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Concord trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Detroit to Concord. Traveling from Detroit in July, expect little chillier with lows of 59°F in Concord. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Concord

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pierce Manse ©
Pierce Manse
Concord Craft Brewing Company ©
Concord Craft Brewing Company
Granite State Candy Shoppe ©
Granite State Candy Shoppe

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, wander the streets of North End, then browse the exhibits of The Paul Revere House, then browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, then shop like a local with Newbury Street, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Boston trip builder .

Drive from Concord to Boston in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Concord in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Boston, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Head to Fifth Avenue and SoHofor plenty of shopping. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Ho-hum Beach in Bellport, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Central Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at East River Waterfront Esplanade, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ho-hum Beach
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get in touch with nature at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence National Historical Park. Appreciate the collections at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Rodin Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Atlantic City Boardwalk (in Atlantic City). And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, contemplate the long history of Powel House, take a stroll around Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Atlantic City Boardwalk, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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