41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

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41 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Greenville
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Greenville
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Ocean City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Baltimore
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Bar Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Franconia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Campton
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Saratoga Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
New Haven
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Providence
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
12
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
13
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
14
Lansing
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
15
Columbus
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
16
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
17
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
18
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Greenville

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Greenville

Greenville ©
Greenville is the county seat of Pitt County, principal city of the Greenville metropolitan area, and the 10th largest city in the state of North Carolina. On the 1st (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Alice F. Keene Park and then head outdoors with South Tar River Greenway.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Greenville trip itinerary builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Greenville. In July, daytime highs in Greenville are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Greenville

Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
South Tar River Greenway ©
South Tar River Greenway
Alice F. Keene Park ©
Alice F. Keene Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Greenville to Virginia Beach in 3 hours. In July in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

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Ocean City

Ocean City ©
One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
Step out of the city life by going to Sunset Beach and Assateague Island National Seashore. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape May Lighthouse and Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ocean City: Rehoboth Beach (Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk & Rehoboth Beach Public Beach).

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ocean City route planner.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Ocean City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Virginia Beach in July, you will find days in Ocean City are a bit cooler (84°F), and nights are about the same (70°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rehoboth Beach, Sunset Beach, Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery, Cape May Lighthouse, Assateague Island National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach
Assateague Island National Seashore ©
Rehoboth Beach Public Beach ©
Rehoboth Beach Public Beach

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and Eisenhower National Historic Site. Do some cultural sightseeing at Jennie Wade House and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Baltimore: Gettysburg National Cemetery (in Gettysburg) and George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon). There's more to do: take in the history at Fort McHenry National Monument.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Baltimore journey maker app .

Getting from Ocean City to Baltimore by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, George Washington's Mount Vernon
Highlights from your plan
Eisenhower National Historic Site ©
Eisenhower National Historic Site
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum ©
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Jennie Wade House ©
Jennie Wade House

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Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Ocean Path and Cadillac Mountain. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead and Park Loop Road. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Shore Path and head off the coast to Mount Desert Island.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor road trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Baltimore to Bar Harbor in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, bus, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Baltimore in July; daily highs in Bar Harbor reach 75°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
Highlights from your plan
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead ©
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Ledge and then cruise along Kancamagus Highway. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths and then explore and take pictures at Mt Washington Auto Rd.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the North Conway itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Bar Harbor to North Conway by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in North Conway can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Franconia.

Things to do in North Conway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Mount Washington Auto Road
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Ledge ©
Cathedral Ledge
Mount Washington Auto Road ©
Mount Washington Auto Road
Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths

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Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. On the 15th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Echo Lake Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Flume Gorge and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Franconia day trip planning website .

Getting from North Conway to Franconia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from North Conway in July since evenings lows in Franconia dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Campton.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge

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Campton

Campton ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center and then look for all kinds of wild species at Quincy Bog Natural Area.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Campton trip planner .

Getting from Franconia to Campton by car takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Campton are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saratoga Springs.

Things to do in Campton

Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Quincy Bog Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center ©
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
Quincy Bog Natural Area ©
Quincy Bog Natural Area

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Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs ©
Named for the restorative mineral springs in the area, Saratoga Springs began its life as a resort town.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Ticonderoga and Adirondack Winery. Appreciate the collections at The Clark Art Institute and Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home. Explore Saratoga Springs' surroundings by going to Lake George (in Lake George) and Schroon Lake Town Beach (in Schroon Lake). It doesn't end there: try to win big at Saratoga Race Course.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saratoga Springs trip planner .

Drive from Campton to Saratoga Springs in 4 hours. Traveling from Campton in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 69°F in Saratoga Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to New Haven.

Things to do in Saratoga Springs

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake George, Fort Ticonderoga, Schroon Lake Town Beach, The Clark Art Institute, Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
Highlights from your plan
Fort Ticonderoga ©
Fort Ticonderoga
Adirondack Winery ©
Adirondack Winery
The Clark Art Institute ©
The Clark Art Institute

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New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. On the 21st (Sun), learn about winemaking at Bedell Cellars and then kick back and relax at Goldsmith's Inlet. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Hammonasset Beach State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Gillette Castle State Park.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New Haven sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Saratoga Springs to New Haven in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a train. July in New Haven sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Providence.

Things to do in New Haven

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hammonasset Beach State Park, Bedell Cellars, Goldsmith's Inlet, Gillette Castle State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bedell Cellars ©
Bedell Cellars
Gillette Castle State Park ©
Gillette Castle State Park
Hammonasset Beach State Park ©
Hammonasset Beach State Park

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Goosewing Beach Preserve and Salty Brine State Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore RISD Museum and Highfield Hall & Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Mystic (Olde Mistick Village & Mystic Seaport Museum).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Providence route builder .

Take a train from New Haven to Providence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Providence can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Boston.

Things to do in Providence

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mystic, Goosewing Beach Preserve, Salty Brine State Beach, Highfield Hall & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Highfield Hall & Gardens ©
Highfield Hall & Gardens
RISD Museum ©
RISD Museum
Salty Brine State Beach ©
Salty Brine State Beach

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Plimoth Plantation and USS Constitution Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Jenness State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: North Bridge (in Concord) and Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth).

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston driving holiday planner.

Getting from Providence to Boston by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Plymouth, Jenness State Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, North Bridge
Highlights from your plan
North Bridge ©
North Bridge
Jenness State Beach ©
Jenness State Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, and then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Niagara Gorge Trail, then don't miss a visit to Old Fort Niagara, and then learn about winemaking at A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls online vacation maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lansing.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, First Presbyterian Church, A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard, Old Fort Niagara
Highlights from your plan
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Old Fort Niagara ©
Old Fort Niagara
A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard ©
A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard

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Lansing

Lansing ©
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. On the 31st (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Phillips Orchards & Cider Mill and then enjoy the sand and surf at Miner's Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at MOO-ville Creamery, examine the collection at Mann House, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Dahlem - Jackson's Nature Place.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lansing trip tool .

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Lansing takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miner's Beach, MOO-ville Creamery, Mann House, Dahlem - Jackson's Nature Place, Phillips Orchards & Cider Mill
Highlights from your plan
Mann House ©
Mann House
MOO-ville Creamery ©
MOO-ville Creamery
Phillips Orchards & Cider Mill ©
Phillips Orchards & Cider Mill

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Columbus

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take a stroll through Easton Town Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Newark Earthworks, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Columbus Zoo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Columbus route builder .

Traveling by car from Lansing to Columbus takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Newark Earthworks, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium ©
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Newark Earthworks ©
Newark Earthworks

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Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 4th (Sun), snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then have fun at Churchill Downs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Jefferson Memorial Forest and then sample the fine beverages at Jim Beam American Stillhouse.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Louisville trip planner .

Traveling by car from Columbus to Louisville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Jefferson Memorial Forest, Jim Beam American Stillhouse
Highlights from your plan
Jefferson Memorial Forest ©
Jefferson Memorial Forest
Jim Beam American Stillhouse ©
Jim Beam American Stillhouse
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Carnton, then contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, and then take a stroll through Downtown Franklin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at RCA Studio B, admire the landmark architecture of The Parthenon, and then contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Nashville journey maker website .

Getting from Louisville to Nashville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carnton ©
Carnton
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center, explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Biltmore Rose Garden and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Asheville sightseeing planning tool .

You can drive from Nashville to Asheville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Asheville. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nashville in August; daily highs in Asheville reach 82°F and lows reach 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence
Lexington Glassworks ©
Lexington Glassworks

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