40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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40 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  13​h
1
Cleveland
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Scranton
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
3
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  7​h 45​min
6
Nantucket
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h
7
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
New York City
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
11
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
12
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
West Palm Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
15
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
16
Key West
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
17
Marco Island
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
18
Tampa
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
19
Atlanta
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
20
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h
End: Minneapolis

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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.
On the 2nd (Sat), kick back and relax at Main Street Beach, enjoy the sea views from Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cleveland trip planner.

Minneapolis to Cleveland is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in November, with highs in Cleveland at 52°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Scranton.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Main Street Beach, Marblehead Lighthouse State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cuyahoga Valley National Park ©
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©
Main Street Beach ©
Main Street Beach

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Scranton

Scranton
Scranton is the sixth-largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania behind Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie and Reading. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the views from Market Street Bridge and then head outdoors with Skytop Lodge's Adventures.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Scranton trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Scranton takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Cleveland in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Scranton, with lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Scranton

Outdoors

Side Trips

Market Street Bridge, Skytop Lodge's Adventures

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North Conway

North Conway ©
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Glen Ellis Falls.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our North Conway trip planner .

Getting from Scranton to North Conway by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in November, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in North Conway

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bethel, White Mountain National Forest, Glen Ellis Falls
Highlights from your plan
Glen Ellis Falls ©
Glen Ellis Falls
White Mountain National Forest ©
White Mountain National Forest
Grafton Notch State Park ©
Grafton Notch State Park

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Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): kick back and relax at Footbridge Beach and then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland travel route builder app .

You can drive from North Conway to Portland in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Popham Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Footbridge Beach ©
Footbridge Beach

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Atlantic Brewing Company. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail, hike along Bar Island Trails, then visit a coastal fixture at Egg Rock Light, then get to know the fascinating history of Ship Harbor Nature Trail, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wonderland Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Portland to Bar Harbor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for Nantucket.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Southwest Harbor, Ship Harbor Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Eagle Lake Acadia National Park ©
Eagle Lake Acadia National Park
Beech Mountain Trail ©
Beech Mountain Trail
Atlantic Brewing Company ©
Atlantic Brewing Company

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Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Sankaty Head Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Madaket Beach, then stroll through Nobadeer, and finally see the sky in a new way at Loines Observatory. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Milestone Bog, kick back and relax at Jetties Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Brant Point Lighthouse.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantucket journey planning website .

You can fly from Bar Harbor to Nantucket in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In November, Nantucket is somewhat warmer than Bar Harbor - with highs of 53°F and lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Nantucket

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nobadeer ©
Nobadeer
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Brant Point Lighthouse ©
Brant Point Lighthouse

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Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Step out of the city life by going to Cliff Walk and Skaket Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Beavertail Lighthouse and Park and Castle Hill Lighthouse. Explore Newport's surroundings by going to Hoxie House (in Sandwich) and Chatham Lighthouse Beach (in Chatham).

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Newport day trip website .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Nantucket to Newport in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chatham Lighthouse Beach, Skaket Beach, Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, Hoxie House
Highlights from your plan
Skaket Beach ©
Skaket Beach
Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk
Chatham Lighthouse Beach ©
Chatham Lighthouse Beach

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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.
Central Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Newport to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Newport in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in New York City

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at High Bridge Trail State Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Charlottesville itinerary planning site .

Getting from New York City to Charlottesville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in November, Charlottesville is a bit cooler at night with lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

High Bridge Trail State Park, The Rising Sun Tavern
Highlights from your plan
Saunders-Monticello Trail ©
Saunders-Monticello Trail
The Rising Sun Tavern ©
The Rising Sun Tavern

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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.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Virginia Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Charlottesville in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 43°F in Virginia Beach. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

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

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Hilton Head

Hilton Head ©
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Driessen Beach Park, stroll the grounds of Zion Cemetery and Baynard Mausoleum, then admire all the interesting features of Mitchelville Freedom Park, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery.

Plan a Hilton Head trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Fly from Virginia Beach to Hilton Head in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Virginia Beach in November, things will get a bit warmer in Hilton Head: highs are around 68°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mitchelville Freedom Park ©
Mitchelville Freedom Park
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Hilton Head Distillery ©
Hilton Head Distillery

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Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of City Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park, and then wander the streets of Savannah Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Wormsloe Historic Site and then stroll through Tybee Island Beach.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Savannah itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Savannah takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Tybee Island Beach, The Sands
Highlights from your plan
Tybee Island Beach ©
Tybee Island Beach
City Market ©
City Market
Wormsloe Historic Site ©
Wormsloe Historic Site

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St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Augustine Beach and Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Vilano Beach and Jacksonville Beach. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Colonial Quarter.

Discover how to plan a St. Augustine trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Savannah to St. Augustine takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Savannah in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 59°F in St. Augustine. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to West Palm Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, Jacksonville Beach
Highlights from your plan
Vilano Beach ©
Vilano Beach
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Colonial Quarter ©
Colonial Quarter

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West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach ©
With a warm climate and sandy stretches, it's no surprise that West Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Jupiter Dog Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverbend Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the West Palm Beach tour builder website .

Drive from St. Augustine to West Palm Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Augustine in November; daily highs in West Palm Beach reach 81°F and lows reach 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in West Palm Beach

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Jupiter, Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Jupiter Dog Beach ©
Jupiter Dog Beach
Riverbend Park ©
Riverbend Park

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Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 29th (Fri), kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach and then snap pictures at Old Seven Mile Bridge. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park and then contemplate the long history of Indian Key State Historic Site.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Marathon journey planner.

Getting from West Palm Beach to Marathon by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In November, daytime highs in Marathon are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the bus ride to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Indian Key State Historic Site, Sunset Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Indian Key State Historic Site ©
Indian Key State Historic Site

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Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
On the 1st (Sun), look for gifts at Isle Cook Key West and then go for a walk through Key West Garden Club.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Parasailing & Paragliding
Key West Garden Club ©
Key West Garden Club

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Marco Island

Marco Island ©
Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. On the 3rd (Tue), stroll through Winterberry Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Keewaydin Island.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Marco Island online trip itinerary maker .

You can ride a ferry from Key West to Marco Island in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Key West in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Marco Island, with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Marco Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Keewaydin Island ©
Keewaydin Island

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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.
On the 4th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Ted Sperling Park, then kick back and relax at Crescent Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mongkolrata Temple.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Tampa trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Marco Island to Tampa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in December, and nighttime lows around 61°F. You will leave for Atlanta on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Tampa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ted Sperling Park, Crescent Beach
Highlights from your plan
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach
Ted Sperling Park ©
Ted Sperling Park

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Silver Comet Trail. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Tampa to Atlanta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampa in December; daily highs in Atlanta reach 59°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Silver Comet Trail, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Highlights from your plan
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 Atlanta in December, things will get little chillier in Saint Louis: highs are around 45°F and lows about 29°F. You will leave for home on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

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