53 days in United States Itinerary

53 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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New York City
— 6 nights
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Havre de Grace
— 2 nights
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Baltimore
— 2 nights
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Annapolis
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Rockville
— 5 nights
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Mount Airy
— 2 nights
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Westminster
— 3 nights
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Frederick
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 6 nights
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Orlando
— 6 nights
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City planner.

Accra, Ghana to New York City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Accra to New York City due to the time zone difference. In October, New York City is slightly colder than Accra - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Havre de Grace.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Havre de Grace

— 2 nights
Havre de Grace, abbreviated HdG, is a city in Harford County, Maryland, situated at the mouth of the Susquehanna River and the head of Chesapeake Bay. On the 5th (Fri), examine the collection at Steppingstone Museum, then stroll around Fisherman’s Park, and then take a leisurely stroll along Havre de Grace Promenade. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Havre de Grace Decoy Museum and then enjoy the sea views from Concord Point Lighthouse.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Havre de Grace driving holiday site.

You can drive from New York City to Havre de Grace in 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in November, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Havre de Grace. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Havre de Grace

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 7th (Sun): savor the flavors at Millstone Cellars, then relax in the rural setting at Weber's Cider Mill Farm, and then sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): stroll through Patuxent Branch Trail and then indulge your taste buds at City Brew Tours.

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Baltimore sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Havre de Grace to Baltimore takes an hour. Traveling from Havre de Grace in November, Baltimore is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Annapolis.

Things to do in Baltimore

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Annapolis

— 2 nights
Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S. history.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): steep yourself in history at James Brice House, browse the exhibits of U.S. Naval Academy, and then see what you can catch with Family Fishing Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Maryland State House and then see the interesting displays at Banneker-Douglass Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Annapolis trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Baltimore to Annapolis by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Annapolis

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, browse the collection at Library of Congress, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip site.

Traveling by car from Annapolis to Washington DC takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Washington DC are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rockville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Rockville

— 5 nights
Rockville is a city located in the central region of Montgomery County, Maryland. Get out of town with these interesting Rockville side-trips: Great Allegheny Passage (in Cumberland), Rocking S Ranch (in Winchester) and Lewis Orchard (in Dickerson). There's much more to do: take in the history at Antietam National Battlefield, see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, find something for the whole family at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, and relax and rejuvenate at Magdalen's Pure Skin Care Day Spa.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rockville trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Rockville takes an hour. Traveling from Washington DC in November, Rockville is little chillier at night with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mount Airy.

Things to do in Rockville

Parks · Trails · Theme Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Mount Airy

— 2 nights
Mount Airy is a town located in Carroll and Frederick counties in the U.S. state of Maryland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): experience rural life at Days End Farm Horse Rescue and then experience rural life at Knill's Farm Market. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Gaver Farm and then do a tasting at Black Ankle Vineyards.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Airy trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Rockville to Mount Airy takes an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Mount Airy can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Westminster.

Things to do in Mount Airy

Wineries

Side Trip

Westminster

— 3 nights
'' Westminster is a city in northern Maryland, United States. Explore Westminster's surroundings by going to Emmitsburg (National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes, &more). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at The Union Mills Homestead and walk around Lions Club Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Westminster trip builder website.

Westminster is just a stone's throw from Mount Airy. November in Westminster sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Frederick.

Things to do in Westminster

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Frederick

— 1 night
Frederick is a city and the county seat of Frederick County in the U.S. state of Maryland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Washington Monument State Park, experience rural life at Summers Farm, and then see a show at Weinberg Center for the Arts.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Frederick day trip planning app.

Drive from Westminster to Frederick in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Frederick

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, stroll through Millennium Park, and stop by Ernest Hemingway Birthplace.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip website.

Traveling by flight from Frederick to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Frederick in November: highs in Chicago hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in November, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours

Las Vegas

— 6 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City (Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum & Hoover Dam). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Las Vegas using our trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from San Francisco in December, with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Casinos

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 4 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, walk around New Orleans City Park, and pause for some photo ops at Our Sacred Stories.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans road trip planning site.

Fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans is 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.
Pack the 16th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 18th (Sat) at Discovery Cove. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort and discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Orlando day trip website.

You can fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Orlando due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in December, expect nights in Orlando to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.