42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Duluth
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Philadelphia
— 5 nights
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Ronks
— 1 night
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State College
— 2 nights
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Gettysburg
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Orlando
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San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, wander the streets of SoMa, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip site.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Duluth

— 2 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Duluth is known for parks, scenic drive, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Amnicon Falls State Park, get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, explore the striking landscape at Hawk Ridge, and cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Duluth online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Duluth takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Duluth, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Duluth can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Duluth

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

New York City

— 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online day trip planner.

You can fly from Duluth to New York City in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Duluth to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Duluth in September, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Philadelphia

— 5 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Bury The Hatchet King of Prussia - Axe Throwing (in King of Prussia), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). There's still lots to do: stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Ronks.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ronks

— 1 night
The city of Ronks stems from Amish roots.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Ephrata Cloister, then experience rural life at Lapp Valley Farm, then experience rural life at Old Windmill Farm, and finally see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ronks trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Ronks in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, Ronks is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to State College.

Things to do in Ronks

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

State College

— 2 nights
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): deepen your understanding at Penn State University and then admire the natural beauty at The Arboretum at Penn State. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Lincoln Caverns, immerse yourself in nature at Canoe Creek State Park, and then stroll around Chimney Rocks Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the State College trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Ronks to State College by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September in State College, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in State College

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 4 nights
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gettysburg: Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience (in Frederick), Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Rocking S Ranch (in Winchester). There's lots more to do: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, pause for some photo ops at Virginia Memorial, trot along with a tour on horseback, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gettysburg day trip site.

Drive from State College to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. In September in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 5 nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Baltimore to see Urban Axes Baltimore about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Gettysburg in September, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Orlando

— 6 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, make a splash at Discovery Cove, and don't miss a visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando journey builder website.

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Orlando: highs are around 37°C and lows about 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.