46 days in United States Itinerary

46 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Lexington
— 1 night
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Columbia
— 1 night
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North Platte
— 1 night
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Rock Springs
— 1 night
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Boise
— 1 night
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Great Falls
— 3 nights
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Bismarck
— 1 night
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West Fargo
— 2 nights
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Saint Paul
— 2 nights
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Wausau
— 2 nights
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Traverse City
— 1 night
Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Buffalo
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Buffalo
— 3 nights
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Burlington
— 3 nights
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Mount Washington
— 4 nights
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Bangor
— 2 nights
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Providence
— 2 nights
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Hartford
— 2 nights
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New Castle
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Lexington

— 1 night

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 17th (Fri), get your game on at Malibu Jack's Lexington.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lexington trip itinerary planner.

Raleigh to Lexington is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Raleigh in April, plan for slightly colder days in Lexington, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Lexington

Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Columbia

— 1 night
Columbia is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Boone County. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindstone Nature Area.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Columbia road trip planning website.

Getting from Lexington to Columbia by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Columbia. In April in Columbia, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 45°F at night. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to North Platte.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

North Platte

— 1 night
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the North Platte trip planner.

Getting from Columbia to North Platte by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In April, North Platte is a bit cooler than Columbia - with highs of 61°F and lows of 33°F. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rock Springs.

Things to do in North Platte

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Rock Springs

— 1 night
Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. On the 20th (Mon), explore the ancient world of White Mountain Petroglyphs.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rock Springs travel planning tool.

Getting from North Platte to Rock Springs by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from North Platte to Rock Springs due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from North Platte in April: highs in Rock Springs hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 30°F. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Boise.

Things to do in Rock Springs

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Boise

— 1 night

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 21st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Boise visit planner.

Traveling by car from Rock Springs to Boise takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rock Springs in April: high temperatures in Boise hover around 63°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Portland.

Things to do in Boise

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Portland

— 3 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Appreciate the collections at Oregon Historical Society and Live Laugh Love Art. Take a break from the city and head to Forest Park and Hoyt Arboretum. There's much more to do: have fun and explore at Portland Children's Museum, snap pictures at St. Johns Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tabor Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Boise to Portland by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boise to Portland, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Portland, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 45°F at night. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Coeur d'Alene

— 2 nights
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Northwest Tattoo Museum & Tattooing and then steep yourself in history at Treaty Rock Park.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Coeur d'Alene trip planning website.

Getting from Portland to Coeur d'Alene by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In April, Coeur d'Alene is a bit cooler than Portland - with highs of 57°F and lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): trek along Siyeh Pass, then look for all kinds of wild species at Goat Lick Overlook, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Middle Fork of the Flathead. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike, explore the activities along Iceberg Lake, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park takes 6 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in April, expect little chillier with lows of 30°F in Glacier National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Great Falls

— 3 nights
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Montana, take an in-depth tour of The History Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Malmstrom Museum and Air Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral, and finally tee off at Valley View Garden Golf.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Great Falls trip planner.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Great Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in April, and nighttime lows around 29°F. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Great Falls

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Bismarck

— 1 night
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bismarck trip planner.

You can drive from Great Falls to Bismarck in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May in Bismarck, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to West Fargo.

Things to do in Bismarck

Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites · Trails

West Fargo

— 2 nights
West Fargo is a city in Cass County, North Dakota, United States. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Red River Valley Fairgrounds and then learn about winemaking at Maple River Winery.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our West Fargo trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Bismarck to West Fargo by car takes about 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in West Fargo can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. You'll set off for Saint Paul on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in West Fargo

Wineries

Side Trip

Saint Paul

— 2 nights

Twin Cities

The capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul represents half of the "Twin Cities" and embraces the outdoors and urban culture.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Bad Weather Brewing Company. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gateway Trail, ponder the world of politics at Minnesota State Capitol, steep yourself in history at Landmark Center, then explore and take pictures at Summit Avenue, and finally take a stroll through Grand Avenue.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saint Paul trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from West Fargo to Saint Paul with the Route module. In May in Saint Paul, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Wausau.

Things to do in Saint Paul

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Trails

Side Trip

Wausau

— 2 nights
Wausau is a city in and the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Rib Mountain State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Woodson History Center, examine the collection at Yawkey House Museum, explore the world behind art at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, do a tasting at Lil' Ole Winemaker Shoppe, then fly down the slopes at Granite Peak, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bull Falls Brewery.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Wausau day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Saint Paul to Wausau takes 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Wausau can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Wausau

Museums · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Traverse City

— 1 night

Cherry Capital of the World

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then stroll through Clinch Park.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Traverse City travel planner.

You can drive from Wausau to Traverse City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Traverse City are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife · Tours

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Biddle House and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Eagle Point Cave, get the lay of the land with Fort Mackinac, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island takes 5 hours. While traveling from Traverse City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Buffalo

— 3 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.
Kids will enjoy Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park and National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House. Get some historical perspective at St Joseph's Cathedral and Buffalo Central Terminal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buffalo: Jell-O Gallery Museum (in Le Roy) and Lock 32 Brewing Company (in Pittsford). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Pierce-Arrow Museum, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, learn more about the world around you at Buffalo Museum of Science, and make a trip to Ellicott Square Building.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Buffalo vacation app.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Mackinac Island to Buffalo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, Buffalo is somewhat warmer than Mackinac Island - with highs of 69°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Burlington.

Things to do in Buffalo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Burlington

— 3 nights
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Popular historic sites such as Rokeby and Ethan Allen Homestead are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Birds of Vermont Museum and Robert Hull Fleming Museum. Explore Burlington's surroundings by going to Bolton Valley Resort (in Bolton Valley), Stowe Mountain Resort Cross-Country Touring Center (in Stowe) and Crown Point State Historic Site (in Crown Point). And it doesn't end there: hike along Burlington Bike Path, sample the tasty concoctions at Foam Brewers, have fun at Vintage Photography Emporium, and hunt for treasures at Church Street Marketplace.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Burlington holiday maker site.

Getting from Buffalo to Burlington by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In May in Burlington, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Mount Washington.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Mount Washington

— 4 nights
Family-friendly places like White Mountain National Forest and Jewell Trail will thrill your kids. Visiting Mount Washington and Kezar Lake will get you outdoors.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Washington holiday app.

Traveling by car from Burlington to Mount Washington takes 3.5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Burlington in May: highs in Mount Washington hover around 43°F, while lows dip to 31°F. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bangor.

Things to do in Mount Washington

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Bangor

— 2 nights
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. state of Maine. On the 24th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Belfast Historical Society & Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Stephen King's House, stroll through Orono Bog Boardwalk, stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, shop like a local with the rock & art shop, then stroll through Kenduskeag Stream Heritage Trail, and finally try your luck at Hollywood Casino.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangor trip builder tool.

Drive from Mount Washington to Bangor in 4 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Mount Washington in May: highs in Bangor hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Providence.

Things to do in Bangor

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Providence

— 2 nights

The Renaissance City

Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the galleries of Lippitt House Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain insight at Brown University, steep yourself in history at The Stephen Hopkins House, take an in-depth tour of John Brown House Museum, then admire the striking features of Providence Athenaeum, then get to know the fascinating history of Benefit Street, and finally listen to music at Providence Performing Arts Center.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Providence trip planning website.

You can drive from Bangor to Providence in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Providence can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Providence

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Hartford

— 2 nights
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. On the 28th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Shrine. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Old State House, engage your brain at Connecticut Science Center, then explore the world behind art at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, then stroll the grounds of Ancient Burying Ground, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Church of Christ in Hartford.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hartford day trip tool.

Getting from Providence to Hartford by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hartford are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to New Castle.

Things to do in Hartford

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

New Castle

— 2 nights
New Castle is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, six miles (10 km) south of Wilmington, situated on the Delaware River. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): stroll through Ashland Nature Center, then take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and then snap pictures at Wooddale Covered Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Immanuel Episcopal Church, contemplate the long history of Read House and Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Dutch House Museum and Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Library Museum, then contemplate the long history of Frenchtown Railroad Ticket Office, and finally walk around Battery Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New Castle online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hartford to New Castle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Castle

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.