52 days in United States Itinerary

52 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive
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St. Augustine
— 4 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Miami
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Islamorada
— 2 nights
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Naples
— 4 nights
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St. Pete Beach
— 2 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
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Nashville
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New York City

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Brooklyn Heights Promenade and New York Public Library. Step off the beaten path and head to Ground Zero Museum Workshop and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, take a memorable tour with Tours, don't miss a visit to Ellis Island, and see the interesting displays at The Morgan Library & Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In October in New York City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Benjamin Franklin Museum, steep yourself in history at Christ Church, steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley, explore the galleries of Fireman's Hall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masonic Temple, and finally ponder the world of politics at City Hall Visitor Center. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Penn Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Liberty Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then get to know the fascinating history of Independence Mall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Gettysburg

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the architecture and history at Abraham Lincoln Statue, get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, examine the collection at Rupp House, take an in-depth tour of Civil War Tails At the Homestead Diorama Museum, then explore the galleries of Jennie Wade House, and finally explore the striking landscape of The Eternal Light Peace Memorial. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind 12th & 44th New York Infantry Monument, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Brigadier General Gouverneur Kemble Warren, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Major General George Gordon Meade, then explore the world behind art at Gibson's Photographic Gallery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Philadelphia to Gettysburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Philadelphia in October since evenings lows in Gettysburg dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Postal Museum, explore the historical opulence of Smithsonian Institution Building, then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at Smithsonian American Art Museum. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Patrick's Catholic Church.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Washington DC road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Gettysburg in October since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Williamsburg

— 1 night

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): shop like a local with Williamsburg Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, then take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg Wetherburn Tavern, then contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, and finally learn about winemaking at Silver Hand Meadery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Bede Catholic Church, see the interesting displays at Virginia Musical Museum, then don't miss a visit to Colonial Williamsburg Capitol Building, and finally contemplate the long history of Moore House.

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You can drive from Washington DC to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trip

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 14th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Litchfield Beach, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Ocean Drive Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Cherry Grove Beach, then learn about winemaking at Boardwalk Winery, and finally examine the collection at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach trip planner.

Drive from Williamsburg to Myrtle Beach in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and car. October in Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Savannah

— 3 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Forsyth Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colonial Park Cemetery and Mickve Israel Temple. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, see the interesting displays at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First African Baptist Church, and explore the world behind art at Telfair Academy.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Savannah sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Savannah takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or fly. In October in Savannah, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

St. Augustine

— 4 nights
St. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Memorial Presbyterian Church and Medieval Torture Museum. Appreciate the collections at The Ximenez-Fatio House and World Golf Hall of Fame. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Augustine Beach, see the interesting displays at First Colony, identify plant and animal life at Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, and view the masterpieces at High Tide Gallery Art & Gifts.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our St. Augustine trip planner.

Drive from Savannah to St. Augustine in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Savannah in October since evenings lows in St. Augustine dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Orlando

— 4 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.
Let the collections at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Ponce Inlet Historical Museum capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens and Lighthouse Point Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Orlando, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, and get a new perspective on nature at Extreme Dinosaurs.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Orlando trip planner.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Orlando in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Orlando, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Miami

— 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, then explore the world behind art at Perez Art Museum Miami, and then take a stroll through Wynwood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bal Harbor Beach, admire the masterpieces at Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA), then stroll through Surfside Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Miami trip planner.

You can drive from Orlando to Miami in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Beaches · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Key West

— 3 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Appreciate the collections at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and Key West Firehouse Museum. Visit Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens for their historical value. There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Key West trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Miami to Key West in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October in Key West, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Islamorada

— 2 nights

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 1st (Sun), sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery, then take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum, then kick back and relax at Sunset Park Beach, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Sombrero Reef. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Old Road Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Alligator Reef Light House, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Islamorada road trip planning app.

You can drive from Key West to Islamorada in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Islamorada

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Naples

— 4 nights
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Naples Historical Society and The Naples Winery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bonita Springs Public Beach. When in Naples, make a side trip to see Congo River Golf in Bonita Springs, approximately Bonita Springs away.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Naples trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Islamorada to Naples in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Islamorada in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Naples, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to St. Pete Beach.

Things to do in Naples

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Pete Beach

— 2 nights
St. On the 7th (Sat), kick back and relax at Coquina Beach, kick back and relax at Manatee Public Beach, and then stroll through Bradenton Beach. On the next day, visit Pass-a-Grille Beach, Florida, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Saint Pete Beach, and finally get your game on at High Tide Slide!.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the St. Pete Beach tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Naples to St. Pete Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Naples in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in St. Pete Beach: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 21°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Panama City Beach.

Things to do in St. Pete Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Panama City Beach

— 3 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Andrews State Park, then stroll around Rick Seltzer Park, then do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, and finally play a few rounds at Signal Hill Golf Course. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Panama City Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Carillon Beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park, and finally make a trip to SkyWheel Panama City Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach attractions planner.

Getting from St. Pete Beach to Panama City Beach by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from St. Pete Beach in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Panama City Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Gatlinburg

— 5 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Newfound Gap Road. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tennessee Homemade Wines and Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Cherokee (Museum of the Cherokee Indian & Mountain Farm Museum). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Sugarland Cellars, examine the collection at Hollywood Star Cars Museum, putt your heart out at Hillbilly Golf, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg journey planner.

Traveling by car from Panama City Beach to Gatlinburg takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Panama City Beach in November, expect Gatlinburg to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Nashville

— 4 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and Natchez Trace Parkway. Explore hidden gems such as Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and Historic Travellers Rest. Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Franklin (McLemore House & McGavock Confederate Cemetery). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, sample the fine beverages at Smith Creek Moonshine, wander the streets of The District, and admire the masterpieces at Frist Art Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nashville trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville. In November, daytime highs in Nashville are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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.