43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
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Cleveland
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Indianapolis
— 3 nights
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Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Columbus
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Baltimore
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Gorham
— 2 nights
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Madison
— 1 night
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Boston
— 2 nights
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Acadia National Park
— 3 nights
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Buffalo
— 2 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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Detroit
— 3 nights
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Baltimore
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Pittsburgh

— 2 nights

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
You'll explore and learn at Bicycle Heaven and Senator John Heinz History Center. Get some cultural insight at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Carnegie Museum of Art. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Strip District, explore the world behind art at The Andy Warhol Museum, learn more about the world around you at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington.

Plan a Pittsburgh trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Pittsburgh International Airport, Erie International Tom Ridge Field and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cleveland.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Cleveland

— 2 nights

Forest City

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, hunt for treasures at West Side Market, look for gifts at Campbells Popcorn Shop, then pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Cathedral, and finally try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cleveland day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Cleveland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Cleveland sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Cleveland

Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, walk around Millennium Park, then make a trip to The Magnificent Mile, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church and then get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago day trip tool.

Fly from Cleveland to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. February in Chicago sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Indianapolis

— 3 nights

Circle City

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.
On the 16th (Sun), try your luck at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Indianapolis Zoo, and then do a tasting at Oliver Winery. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Indianapolis Museum of Art and then identify plant and animal life at Exotic Feline Rescue Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Indianapolis travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chicago to Indianapolis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Indianapolis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. February in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -6°C at night. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos

Side Trips

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 18th (Tue), Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel, contemplate the long history of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), then see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and finally try to win big at Churchill Downs.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Louisville route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Louisville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Indianapolis in February; daily highs in Louisville reach 9°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Columbus.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Columbus

— 3 nights

The Discovery City

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then shop like a local with Easton Town Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Columbus online route planner.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Columbus takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In February, Columbus is slightly colder than Louisville - with highs of 5°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Columbus

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Charleston

— 1 night
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wallace Hartman Nature Preserve, explore the landscape on two wheels at Little Creek Park, and then try your luck at Mardi Gras Casino. On your second day here, head outdoors with Appalachian Power Park, sample the fine beverages at Appalachian Distillery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Hill Cemetery, then get a sense of history and politics at West Virginia State Capitol, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Street.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Charleston trip website.

Getting from Columbus to Charleston by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Columbus in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Charleston: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Casinos

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

To find out how to plan a trip to Washington DC, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Baltimore

— 2 nights

City of Firsts

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the waterfront activity at Inner Harbor, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, and finally shop like a local with Fell's Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Academy, then walk around Centennial Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Loch Raven Reservoir.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Baltimore online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Washington DC to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks · Historic Sites · Casinos · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Independence National Historical Park, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Brandywine River Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at B. Free Franklin Post Office & Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia vacation app.

You can take a train from Baltimore to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

New York City

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Central Park Zoo, and finally wander the streets of Times Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at East River Waterfront Esplanade, then explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then grab your bike and head to Hudson River Greenway.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in New York City, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Gorham.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Gorham

— 2 nights
Gorham is a town in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States. On the 5th (Thu), glide through natural beauty at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mount Will Walking Trail, and then stroll through Sunday River Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: take advantage of the amenities at Bretton Woods at Mount Washington Resort, then enjoy the sand and surf at Echo Lake Beach, and then stop by Chutters.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gorham trip tool.

You can drive from New York City to Gorham in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City in March, expect Gorham to be cooler, temps between -9°C and -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Madison.

Things to do in Gorham

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

Madison

— 1 night
Madison is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through White Mountain National Forest, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tuckerman Brewing Company, and then steep yourself in history at Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Madison trip maker site.

Madison is just a stone's throw from Gorham. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Gorham in March; daily highs in Madison reach 13°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Madison

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Boston

— 2 nights

Beantown

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.
On the 8th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then wander the streets of Newbury Street, and finally make a trip to Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit North End, explore the activities along Walden Pond State Reservation, and then look for gifts at sophia's greek pantry.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Boston tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Madison to Boston takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Madison in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Boston, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Acadia National Park

— 3 nights

First Eastern National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Indian Point Blagden Preserve, then get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and finally identify plant and animal life at Sieur de Monts Spring. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Acadia's Birds, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Beach, and then cruise along Park Loop Road.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Acadia National Park vacation planning website.

Getting from Boston to Acadia National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in March, things will get slightly colder in Acadia National Park: highs are around 3°C and lows about -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Buffalo

— 2 nights

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take a stroll through Elmwood Village, get a taste of the local shopping with Walden Galleria Mall, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, then admire the masterpieces at Burchfield Penney Art Center, and finally learn about all things military at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Willow Creek Winery, then do a tasting at Liberty Vineyards Winery, then try to win big at Hamburg Gaming, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Buffalo tour app.

You can fly from Acadia National Park to Buffalo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Buffalo are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Buffalo

Shopping · Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino, see the interesting displays at Niagara Wax Museum of History, and then admire the masterpieces at Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Old Fort Niagara, then examine the collection at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, and then get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls attractions planning website.

Niagara Falls is very close to Buffalo. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Detroit

— 3 nights

The Motor City

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 17th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Oakwood Metropark Nature Center, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, then browse the exhibits of Motown Museum, and finally shop like a local with Greektown. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, then identify plant and animal life at West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve And Nature Trail, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Detroit Zoo, and finally stop by Polish Art Center.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Detroit online route builder.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Detroit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Detroit are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Baltimore.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Baltimore

— 3 nights

City of Firsts

Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at The Walters Art Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, then steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Baltimore road trip website.

You can fly from Detroit to Baltimore in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Detroit in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Baltimore: highs are around 13°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.

White Mountains travel guide

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Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations · Theme Parks
The vast White Mountains cover not only a quarter of New Hampshire, but also a good portion of western Maine. A popular holiday destination for hiking and camping throughout the year, this mountain range includes some of the most rugged terrain in New England. Most of the area is public land, with a number of state parks and a sprawling national forest. The range includes 48 peaks over 1,200 m (4,000 ft) tall, popularly known as the "four-thousand footers." Mount Washington stands out among these, at 1,917 m (6,288 ft), as the highest peak in the northeastern section of the United States. To explore the mountains while on vacation, you can park at the national forest's trailheads, but be sure to purchase a parking permit at any of the area's visitor centers first.